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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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Zar Polyurethane coat over Minwax Polyurethane coat ?

06-01-2017 05:35 AM by Fax

Hello friends!First of all, allow me to thank you all for helping me in this ...

2 06-02-2017 06:21 PM
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Furniture wax/finish

05-27-2017 04:18 PM by madts

I found some white Bees wax online (Amazon) and made a batch using my formula...

3 06-02-2017 06:13 PM
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Painting Cabinets

06-01-2017 08:36 PM by Stanley Coker

Hi Everyone,Here at my work they are going to paint over come cabinets that h...

3 06-02-2017 04:30 PM
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Ammonia fuming before gluing interior drawer guides?

06-02-2017 02:56 AM by madebyhand

I have fumed quartersawn white oak with ammonia and love the results, but thi...

1 06-02-2017 10:58 AM
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My head is swimming from sandpaper research....

06-01-2017 05:56 AM by Holbs

The more I delve into finishing, the more I learn that there is A LOT more to...

18 06-02-2017 03:47 AM
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Finishing dresser inside or not

06-01-2017 02:19 AM by GNMG

I built a dresser for my newborn’s bedroom out of curly birch. I stain...

12 06-01-2017 09:06 PM
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I've strayed from the original Cherry bandsaw box, would you finish these any differently?

06-01-2017 05:51 AM by Thomas Anderson

I had asked for advice on preventing cherry from blotching, I Have “set...

2 06-01-2017 01:50 PM
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Newbie questions on finish (Cherry Wood & Finish questions)

05-23-2017 11:46 PM by Thomas Anderson

Ok, I’ve been insprired by some things online and at hobby lobby, IR...

23 06-01-2017 05:23 AM
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End grain walnut finishing

05-28-2017 12:06 PM by maxhall

Making a light for a friend’s kid (birthday present) modeled after the ...

7 05-28-2017 10:23 PM
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Oops wear goggles over glasses

05-27-2017 08:31 PM by Jimintomahawak

Oops, reminder to self wear goggles over glasses when spraying. Looks foggy n...

3 05-28-2017 02:53 AM
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Guessing how much poly is needed to be used upon a project before hand

05-26-2017 03:59 PM by Holbs

I am spraying a project for the first time using my Summit HVLP system. I...

7 05-27-2017 01:17 AM
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BLO + watco danish oil(cherry)

05-15-2017 11:34 AM by artislee

Hello I am in the process of building a butcher block top workbench(glued 2&#...

12 05-26-2017 12:26 AM
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Going insane trying to spray GF HP Poly & GF Enduro Clear Poly...

05-23-2015 02:50 AM by DustinB

Hey guys, I’m about at my whits end trying to spray this stuff. I don&#...

21 05-25-2017 04:43 PM
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As parts or as completed - when to finish

05-22-2017 03:19 PM by christherookie

I’ve got all my pieces cut for two Adirondack chairs. I figure I could...

3 05-23-2017 01:50 PM
View Fax's profile

Darker shade over existing varnish.

05-22-2017 04:29 PM by Fax

Hello friends, Would you please advise me on this topic?I would like to da...

7 05-22-2017 11:59 PM
View Mac63's profile

Wax finish over danish oil finish

05-21-2017 07:23 PM by Mac63

Looking to put a finish on a newly crafted piece of furniture. Applied three ...

3 05-22-2017 09:58 PM
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Which Type & Brand of Finish for Inexpensive Maple Kitchen Tabletop

05-19-2017 08:18 PM by BigMig

I need to strip and refinish the top of a kitchen table. The legs are painte...

3 05-21-2017 09:33 PM
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Suggestions to finish these shop cabinets pop

05-20-2017 07:29 PM by PhillyChopSaw

So i just built these shop cabinets. Figured I would sand em’ up to 22...

1 05-20-2017 07:42 PM
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Rustoleum paint quality

05-19-2017 07:37 PM by Kirk650

For the last 40ish years, I’ve been making wooden stools for little kid...

4 05-20-2017 01:40 PM
View Holbs's profile

Plantation Shutters - UV protection?

05-19-2017 11:01 PM by Holbs

My current first experimental plantation shutter project is in a 5’x5&#...

4 05-20-2017 01:28 PM

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