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The finish, whether paint, wax, stain, or something else, can make or break a project. What are your tips and questions regarding finishes?

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Another Cherry blotching question

90 days ago by RockyTopScott

I like to use BLO, mineral spirits and poly in equal parts and wet sand the f...

13 89 days ago
View Rich L.'s profile

What over what?

92 days ago by Rich L.

Hi all, I have three small boxes that I completed except for the finish a ...

4 90 days ago
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Finish before or after assembly?

100 days ago by Babieca

I’m working on a shaker inspired coffee table (and end tables) and ...

13 92 days ago
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Cutting Board finish

92 days ago by Johnclem99

My last 4 cutting boards have came out perfect. I apply a food grade mineral ...

1 92 days ago
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Best finish for maple cabinets?

92 days ago by ADHDan

I’m building a set of maple built-ins around our lower-level fireplace....

7 92 days ago
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Pre Finished Birch Plywood

159 days ago by DavidATX

I have quite a bit of prefinished birch plywood leftover and I was thinking o...

1 92 days ago
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finish red oak

93 days ago by doitforfun

I’m making a lamp out of red oak. I usually use natural finish danish o...

11 93 days ago
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QUESTION about Planer

97 days ago by desertjim

Hi Guys. I have a CRAFTSMAN Professional 13” Planer. Haven’t ...

17 96 days ago
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First pour on finish

100 days ago by RussellAP

This table is my first attempt at a pour on epoxy finish. I needed strong lig...

3 96 days ago
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Help Refinishing Pottery Barn Furniture

97 days ago by Brad

So normally I’d just build these items but at $70 for a Pottery Barn c...

2 97 days ago
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what finish to put on butcher block counter top

100 days ago by shelly_b

I am making a red oak counter top for a costumer. I have never made one and w...

13 98 days ago
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How Do I Determine If A 1st Stain Coat Is Dry Enough For An Additional Coat Of Stain Or Topcoating?

99 days ago by Targa

I’ve applied the initial coat of General Finishes brand oil based stain...

11 99 days ago
View Babieca's profile

Finish before or after assembly?

100 days ago by Babieca

I’m working on a shaker inspired coffee table (and end tables) and ...

2 99 days ago
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Cypress Wood Table Centerpiece - How To Finish?

100 days ago by JmbAtlanta

My daughter has asked that I be in charge of the centerpiecies for her upcomi...

2 100 days ago
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Finish figure Makore veneer

109 days ago by RandyTsuch

Hi guys I recently bought some figured makore veneer, trying to figure...

2 100 days ago
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Pour on finish question

101 days ago by RussellAP

This morning I poured on the epoxy finish. I had to do it just outside my sho...

2 100 days ago
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Passion for Wood-Hand Finishing and Rubbing Out

103 days ago by Bill White

This video is PACKED with information. In all, about 10 hours. The 5 disc s...

1 100 days ago
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chemcraft plastofix light 25* and erlex 5500

108 days ago by speersy

I sprayed plastofix light 25* white on raw mdf doors (with one layer of pri...

1 100 days ago
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Anyone have advice on "Burnishing Finish""?

110 days ago by Rob

I’m currently smack dab in the middle of building two large coffee tabl...

23 101 days ago
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Ventilation question

104 days ago by mds4752

Just moved into a new home and have my basement shop almost ready to go. My ...

16 101 days ago

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