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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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Walnut Crib Finsh?

09-21-2016 12:43 AM by MrHart

Good evening all, I am ready to finish a walnut crib for my daughter. Im no...

31 10-10-2016 03:13 PM
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Exposed joists matte finish

10-10-2016 12:59 PM by Beccabode

Hello! First post to LJ in several years! Question: what would you guys u...

2 10-10-2016 03:03 PM
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New fence - spray or brush on stain sealant?

10-05-2016 09:12 PM by january

Hi guys, I just had this new cedar fence installed. The fence installe...

14 10-09-2016 01:49 PM
View Marn64's profile

ash and heat proof finish?

10-06-2016 09:46 PM by Marn64

So I recently found this little incense box with brass inlay at a flea market...

1 10-07-2016 11:00 PM
View MrRon's profile

Application of CA glue as a finish

10-07-2016 03:50 PM by MrRon

If I want to apply a CA finish, how do I apply it? It bonds immediately to fi...

3 10-07-2016 10:45 PM
View Nighttripper's profile

New to Shellac: Spray vs Brush

08-27-2012 03:04 PM by Nighttripper

Hi guys, I’ve been doing a ton of research on finish, reading variou...

53 10-06-2016 03:17 PM
View JerryLH's profile

Thinning urethane/oil (danish oil) & polyurethane mixture

10-02-2016 11:48 PM by JerryLH

Good day all. Once ‘again’ I’m in the need of your knowled...

11 10-05-2016 02:07 PM
View bear123's profile

Lacquer smell

10-03-2016 01:31 PM by bear123

I have made several boxes and have sprayed them with Lacquer , HOW do I get ...

17 10-05-2016 01:32 PM
View JerseyJoe's profile

Finishing a Black Walnut Kitchen Table

10-03-2016 01:48 PM by JerseyJoe

Hi Everyone, I just finishing up a Black Walnut Kitchen Table, and I could...

12 10-05-2016 01:55 AM
View mzimmers's profile

burl veneer finish is very matte

10-03-2016 08:55 PM by mzimmers

Hi, all - I’ve built a small box with Bubinga, using solid wood for ...

4 10-04-2016 10:00 PM
View scribble's profile

painting shop items

10-04-2016 04:52 PM by scribble

I have a few cabinets and shop stands that I would like to paint but not sure...

3 10-04-2016 07:51 PM
View Axle505's profile

Making white oak to dark reddish brown

09-30-2016 03:35 AM by Axle505

I’ve done some woodworking, but I’m far from being an expert. I&...

9 10-04-2016 04:55 PM
View becikeja's profile

Help filling the gap

10-02-2016 10:59 PM by becikeja

I have glued up several mahogany boards to make a table. The top has a large...

6 10-03-2016 04:25 PM
View Axle505's profile

I have to use a rattle can polyurethane...

10-02-2016 01:28 AM by Axle505

...so how do I do this right. I understand and have done runout. Is there a g...

4 10-03-2016 03:11 PM
View Woodchuck2010's profile

To finish or not?

10-03-2016 01:45 AM by Woodchuck2010

Would you put a finish on the inside of a shop cabinet or not?

10 10-03-2016 02:57 PM
View Jeremiah's profile

Paint over urethane? Urethane over paint?

09-07-2016 06:37 PM by Jeremiah

I’ve put together a custom rustic looking sign for a local shop. It is ...

15 10-02-2016 05:28 PM
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Sealing Exterior Plywood (Stain ?)

09-30-2016 06:06 PM by Treedin

Im building a dog house that is actually attached to the back side of our hou...

4 10-02-2016 03:33 PM
View HandySoccerMom's profile

Lighten BLO - Boiled Linseed oil?

09-30-2016 06:05 PM by HandySoccerMom

I used BLO to prep a teak dining room table. The table is mission-style with...

6 10-02-2016 12:06 PM
View Joshh's profile

Ebonizing pine

09-22-2016 05:34 AM by Joshh

How would I go around to make pine plywood completely black. Would India Ink ...

5 10-02-2016 08:49 AM
View MrRon's profile

Sealing end grain

10-01-2016 08:46 PM by MrRon

I want to seal end grain wood so I can apply a paint finish that will be smoo...

2 10-01-2016 09:58 PM

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