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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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How is this finish achieved?

12-23-2016 10:53 PM by karnival8

I am trying to replicate this texture and finish for several doors. This i...

6 12-25-2016 02:17 PM
View Carloz's profile (online now)

Polyurethane for kitchen cabinets

12-24-2016 04:11 AM by Carloz

The finish on the kitchen cabinets started flaking off in the corners despite...

6 12-24-2016 05:55 PM
View MrStyle's profile

End grain cutting board - I guess I am missing something

12-21-2016 12:37 PM by MrStyle

So I am making my first end grain cutting board for Christmas and have a few ...

9 12-24-2016 01:22 AM
View Dagobah's profile

Arm R Seal on a picture frame?

12-21-2016 09:38 PM by Dagobah

I’ve got a walnut picture frame I’m putting together for the wife...

4 12-23-2016 06:00 PM
View joeygiordano's profile

high contrast oak finishes?

12-18-2016 04:23 PM by joeygiordano

Just putting the finishing touches on a vanity probject I started about a mon...

4 12-22-2016 04:36 AM
View Ir0nRaven's profile

Finishing Heart Pine Table

12-20-2016 07:52 PM by Ir0nRaven

I’m working on the table that I talked about previously in the joinery ...

9 12-21-2016 07:00 PM
View zacpierce's profile

Glade Plug-in damage to table

12-20-2016 05:34 PM by zacpierce

Hello, I sat a glade plug-in air freshener on a hallway table and it l...

6 12-21-2016 02:37 PM
View Bradb7888's profile

Apparently, spar urethane is not for indoor use

12-21-2016 06:38 AM by Bradb7888

I helped a friend build a table for a big green egg a while back and had some...

7 12-21-2016 02:26 PM
View SalM's profile

Best finish for Eastern Red Cedar for indoor use that will keep it red?

03-14-2016 12:38 AM by SalM

Hi all I’m new here. I am working on some cell phone docks or stands as...

11 12-21-2016 03:48 AM
View houseofcharm's profile

Amber Shellacing

12-18-2016 03:26 AM by houseofcharm

HI all, I thought I was signed up in here but must been a leeching lurker onl...

4 12-20-2016 06:26 PM
View Rich L.'s profile

Can mineral spirits spoil?

12-18-2016 07:57 PM by Rich L.

I have two Christmas Bandsaw boxes I planed to ship cross country by tomorrow...

12 12-20-2016 05:41 PM
View tealetm's profile

Finish for last minute project

12-20-2016 02:40 AM by tealetm

Last minute project is a large routed serving tray that my mother hinted woul...

9 12-20-2016 09:06 AM
View moke's profile

Thin Blue line Cutting Board

12-17-2016 07:10 PM by moke

I retired at the end of November from a long career in Law Enforcement. I wa...

12 12-20-2016 02:16 AM
View pgottschling's profile

Help with refinishing vanity

12-19-2016 04:44 PM by pgottschling

Hi all,My wife ordered this vanity and didn’t expect it to be so whitew...

4 12-19-2016 11:26 PM
View Beret's profile

First time help needed! Pyrography + finish?

12-11-2016 02:40 PM by Beret

Hello! So this christmas I thought I would try my hand at woodworking and try...

5 12-19-2016 08:52 PM
View rsax0484's profile

Finish for art desk

12-18-2016 04:23 PM by rsax0484

This is my first time posting, so apologies if I’m asking about somethi...

3 12-19-2016 08:43 PM
View bluephi1914's profile

wow what a difference !

12-15-2016 01:50 AM by bluephi1914

I was in my local woodcraft store and decided to try stain from there instead...

15 12-18-2016 01:31 PM
View JR545's profile (online now)

Poly over shellac?

12-18-2016 12:47 AM by JR545

Any of you refinishing gurus happen to know if I can use de-waxed shellac as ...

4 12-18-2016 01:09 PM
View Dave Rutan's profile

Unfinished finish?

12-17-2016 09:41 PM by Dave Rutan

Is there a term for when a piece of furniture, usually a chair, is sanded smo...

6 12-18-2016 02:11 AM
View gargey's profile

What do you do after your last coat of finish (urethane/poly) is applied?

12-14-2016 09:18 PM by gargey

For polyurethane, or urethane, or other finishes of that type (including GF A...

20 12-17-2016 01:44 PM

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