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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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Bar Top

10-17-2017 06:48 PM by Gerald Thompson

I have a friend that is going to finish a long, 30 ft., bar top. the wood is ...

20 01-19-2018 02:20 AM
View trevorlamont's profile

1/4 gap between Mantel top and wall

01-16-2018 11:02 PM by trevorlamont

Hey guys, I’m building a mantel and come to find out I didn’t fra...

23 01-19-2018 12:14 AM
View Charlie's profile

Green Hemlock board & batten - finishing schedule ?

05-27-2013 12:02 PM by Charlie

OK, so I’ve started putting up 1” thick rough sawn hemlock boards...

2 01-18-2018 11:14 PM
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How to Store Latex Paint?

01-16-2018 07:49 PM by jasoncarpentry

I have about 20 gallons (or partial gallons) of latex paint. I’d like t...

10 01-17-2018 03:30 PM
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Need help on which stain/poly to use on new knotty pine doors in log cabin

01-15-2018 04:10 AM by scotttt

Hi! 1st post. 1st off, I have no idea what I’m doing. I have a cabin an...

2 01-15-2018 11:14 PM
View Redfern's profile

Beetle Kill Table

11-28-2017 01:47 PM by Redfern

I have put together a table top for the breakfast nook of my house. I just...

10 01-15-2018 06:16 PM
View jonlan's profile

Best way to finish painted cabinets

01-12-2018 08:45 PM by jonlan

Hi All – I have a bit of a conundrum on my hands and looking for some i...

23 01-15-2018 03:40 PM
View cowboyup3371's profile

Finishing a piece with a tenon

01-13-2018 05:08 PM by cowboyup3371

I’m building out the interior pieces of a jewelry box first and then wi...

4 01-15-2018 01:30 AM
View TimHopson's profile

Floating cedar shelves

01-14-2018 08:09 PM by TimHopson

So my in laws gave me an awesome, natural edge cedar board. I’ve cut and sand...

2 01-15-2018 12:21 AM
View cabbie's profile

Dipping finishes

01-11-2018 11:21 PM by cabbie

Jocks-I’m hoping that someone out there has an answer for this problem&...

7 01-14-2018 03:25 PM
View jklingel's profile

Finishing gray pine

01-12-2018 06:21 AM by jklingel

Or, smoke pine I’ve heard it called; gray streaks all through the pine....

12 01-14-2018 06:28 AM
View Pyro's profile

Two water based polys but different brands?

01-11-2018 04:19 PM by Pyro

Hey guys, Finished a project with water based Varathane high traffic. Ever...

10 01-14-2018 05:44 AM
View DavidOveracre's profile

Door panel joints...

12-27-2017 08:42 PM by DavidOveracre

These are cope and stick, poplar door frames with “1/4” ply panels. T...

10 01-13-2018 03:34 PM
View William Shelley's profile

Water-based polyurethanes

01-13-2018 05:51 AM by William Shelley

Hi all, Due to the winter temps, I can’t ventilate my shop much unle...

4 01-13-2018 02:39 PM
View Karda's profile

sanding sealer

01-12-2018 02:23 AM by Karda

Hi, i have never used sanding sealer before, can it be used before any finish...

6 01-13-2018 07:47 AM
View willhime's profile

Purpleheart turns brown

01-12-2018 07:20 AM by willhime

I’m wondering if there’s a reason my purpleheart turned brown whe...

7 01-12-2018 09:26 PM
View Tom's profile

Epoxy for filling holes recomendation

01-07-2018 01:21 AM by Tom

I’m working on a small walnut slab I picked up that has some cracks/kno...

15 01-12-2018 06:42 PM
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01-08-2018 12:03 AM by Knockonit

Well i read a little ditty on here a while back in regards to ebonizing wood....

5 01-12-2018 06:25 PM
View icandothat's profile

Caulking Cabinet Doors before Painting

01-12-2018 02:15 PM by icandothat

Hi Everyone, Built some kitchen cabinet doors (poplar frames with MDF cent...

8 01-12-2018 05:31 PM
View Holbs's profile

Here is an idea to help those in small shops to dry parts after finishing

01-10-2018 02:38 PM by Holbs

Being in a 2 car garage, real estate is a premium. I have fretted how to dry...

8 01-12-2018 03:34 AM

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