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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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Finish before or after assembly?

102 days ago by Babieca

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

2 101 days ago
View JmbAtlanta's profile

Cypress Wood Table Centerpiece - How To Finish?

102 days ago by JmbAtlanta

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

2 102 days ago
View RandyTsuch's profile

Finish figure Makore veneer

111 days ago by RandyTsuch

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

2 102 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Pour on finish question

103 days ago by RussellAP

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

2 102 days ago
View Bill White's profile

Passion for Wood-Hand Finishing and Rubbing Out

105 days ago by Bill White

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

1 103 days ago
View speersy's profile

chemcraft plastofix light 25* and erlex 5500

111 days ago by speersy

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

1 103 days ago
View Rob's profile

Anyone have advice on "Burnishing Finish""?

112 days ago by Rob

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

23 104 days ago
View mds4752's profile

Ventilation question

106 days ago by mds4752

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

16 104 days ago
View rf58's profile

pine bark on a live edge of a table top

105 days ago by rf58

i want to maintain the raw edge of bark on a pine table top i have used W...

1 104 days ago
View mazzy's profile

Finishing a redwood pergola

116 days ago by mazzy

Hi, We just got done constructing a redwood pergola (new growth). After t...

4 105 days ago
View Sirgreggins's profile

Refinishing a Beech table?

105 days ago by Sirgreggins

My aunt has asked me to refinish her kitchen table for her. I’m not 100...

3 105 days ago
View KarenNJ's profile

Need Finish Advice

107 days ago by KarenNJ

I bought a black walnut live slab to make a writing desk from the lumbershack...

21 106 days ago
View azlogger's profile

Clear coat choice

106 days ago by azlogger

Hi. As a disclaimer to start with, I know almost nothing about finishes.I hav...

8 106 days ago
View bdresch's profile

Clear finish with low fumes.

117 days ago by bdresch

I am building some shelving units out of birch ply that I wanted to finish in...

20 108 days ago
View Luke2220's profile

Shellac immediatley after Tung Oil

110 days ago by Luke2220

I swear i found a video a week or so ago where someone used tung oil on a pro...

9 109 days ago
View LiveEdge's profile

Another wipe-on vs. brush-on poly question

111 days ago by LiveEdge

I’m finishing the top of my table with oil-based poly. I had previousl...

9 109 days ago
View athomas5009's profile

Watco teak oil ?'s

112 days ago by athomas5009

I used watco teak oil to finish a few shelves I built for the kitchen cabinet...

16 109 days ago
View Ingjr's profile

Maple burl stain questions

111 days ago by Ingjr

I’m about to use a powdered dye stain mixed with water to color a small...

3 110 days ago
View tjUSMC8807's profile

FNG question: Finishes. Where to even start???

112 days ago by tjUSMC8807

Good evening all. Just joined yesterday and have a broad question. Purchased...

12 110 days ago
View HarveyDunn's profile

Does Zinser spray shellac need to "cure", or is it done when it feels dry?

111 days ago by HarveyDunn

I’m going to spray some Zinser brand rattle can shellac onto a painted ...

9 111 days ago

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