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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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Overwhelmed by finishes!

03-03-2016 06:14 PM by DerekJ

I’ve spent HOURS reading forum posts on here and articles around the in...

32 03-20-2016 04:18 AM
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Veneer help?

03-18-2016 03:45 AM by DerekJ

Hello and thanks in advance for your help! I’ve already learned a lot f...

6 03-18-2016 12:48 PM
View CharlesA's profile

Cherry: moving from oil-based to waterborne poly

03-11-2016 10:26 PM by CharlesA

i use a lot of cherry and my favorite finish is satin Arm-R-Seal. I use it p...

13 03-18-2016 12:04 PM
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Hvlp harbor freight cup liners

03-14-2016 02:15 PM by Omar157

I feel like a complete dummy for asking but I purchased the cup liners and wa...

23 03-17-2016 02:54 PM
View DerekJ's profile

Help me ID this species?

03-11-2016 04:23 AM by DerekJ

I know this is a long shot but it’s worth a shot. I’m trying my hand at refin...

21 03-17-2016 05:45 AM
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A High Gloss problem. Advice needed

03-16-2016 05:09 PM by Benscholten

I’m working on a pair of 60 inch birch dovetailed hopechests. The hi...

9 03-16-2016 11:54 PM
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Best Finish for 100 year old Mahogany Desk: Waterlox vs Forby's vs Other

03-15-2016 07:30 PM by rolfeskj

I am in the process of refinishing a 100 year old Mahogany Desk. I took the ...

5 03-16-2016 07:55 PM
View Brent Golden's profile

Sealer over oil

03-16-2016 01:33 PM by Brent Golden

Is it ok to put a sealer (like maybe spar varnish) over watco oil ?

4 03-16-2016 04:45 PM
View TinWhiskers's profile

Gloss or satin?

03-11-2016 11:10 AM by TinWhiskers

In a discussion with someone over finishing a table I may sell. Made out of s...

38 03-15-2016 09:45 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...

9 03-15-2016 11:58 AM
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Canned Spraying in tight spots? PLEASE HELP

03-14-2016 08:56 PM by fd_cox

Should I be able to spray paint inside the tight spots on the endd with canne...

3 03-15-2016 02:27 AM
View Ben's profile

Finishing cafe tables

03-12-2016 09:01 PM by Ben

It’s look like I will be commissioned to build (8) 24X30” wood ta...

11 03-14-2016 10:17 PM
View Zepyrin's profile

Rosewood Jewelry Box

03-14-2016 09:15 PM by Zepyrin

Hi All, I am making a jewelry box from Indian Rosewood and Cherry Wood. Th...

2 03-14-2016 09:32 PM
View Tom515's profile

finishing mix

03-14-2016 12:39 AM by Tom515

What is the benefits or advantage to mixing equal parts of BLO ,Polyurathane ...

4 03-14-2016 12:18 PM
View drcodfish's profile

Qtr Sawn Oak

12-13-2015 01:19 AM by drcodfish

Hello finishing experts, I need some advice. I am making a few boxes with ...

29 03-13-2016 07:15 PM
View Ben's profile

Can wipe-on poly fake Waterlox?

03-12-2016 08:56 PM by Ben

Hey guys, I am working on my kitchen. I have all the base and upper cabine...

2 03-13-2016 01:20 PM
View jimg56's profile

food safe polyurethane

03-13-2016 01:40 AM by jimg56

Does anyone know of a food safe polyurethane I can use to seal wooden mugs?Th...

2 03-13-2016 04:10 AM
View Hoosier1989's profile

40 oak tables refinishing for a restraunt

03-06-2016 02:29 AM by Hoosier1989

So I have a job for a restraunt of 40 oak butcher block tables. The old finis...

7 03-13-2016 12:59 AM
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Has anybody used "Glue Dots"?

03-10-2016 08:12 PM by jasoncarpentry

For my cutting boards, I usually attach semi-transparent rubber “feet&#...

9 03-12-2016 03:53 AM
View Parabola's profile

Pore filling on a large project

03-10-2016 02:29 PM by Parabola

In short, i’m making a 10’ long, 7’ tall bookcase with sape...

8 03-11-2016 10:59 PM

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