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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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How to Fix Poorly Stained Wood Filler Spots?

06-16-2016 08:10 PM by statzern

Hi all, first post on this forum. Hoping to get some ideas for salvaging this...

4 06-16-2016 10:58 PM
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Best way to highlight ebonized wood grain

06-15-2016 03:43 AM by iminmyshop

I know how to ebonize wood. What I would like to do is highlight the wood gr...

1 06-15-2016 02:27 PM
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Laminate countertop coming apart above dishwasher

06-14-2016 08:00 PM by Tipper26

My laminate countertop is coming apart from the border above my dishwasher. ...

10 06-15-2016 12:20 PM
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Exterior Redwood Gate Discoloration

06-14-2016 11:34 PM by Stewbot

Im working on restoring several sections of fence/gates that look like the on...

1 06-14-2016 11:58 PM
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Need help with a finish

06-13-2016 09:04 PM by Erikthered

He’ll I need some help with a finish. I am still kinda new to woodwork...

3 06-14-2016 01:06 PM
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Maple sanding issues

05-16-2016 02:31 PM by Dirtyoar

I’m having nothing but issues with the sanding marks on a maple table t...

7 06-14-2016 07:17 AM
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matching a finish

06-09-2016 06:16 PM by keithfm1

Hi - I don’t have a lot of experience with finishing, but I am tryin...

3 06-13-2016 09:46 PM
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Finishing a Table

06-13-2016 12:28 PM by SkiTique

I am about to start finishing an oak farmhouse table that I built over the we...

1 06-13-2016 01:37 PM
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Island Top Warped

06-06-2016 12:59 PM by SkiTique

A few months back I made an Island countertop out of walnut and cherry that I...

18 06-13-2016 12:12 PM
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Outdoor Finish for Teak or Jatobab

06-12-2016 09:41 PM by MJCD

I’ll be building several tables for outdoor (3-season) placement. I liv...

2 06-12-2016 11:54 PM
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Accurate finish mixing

06-06-2016 06:18 AM by WalpoleWoodworks

I’m looking for a product to help measure accurate proportions of finis...

7 06-12-2016 10:54 AM
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Advice on finishing figured maple and walnut monster trucks

06-11-2016 04:37 AM by roha2236

I’m almost finished building two matching monster truck Jeeps for my ne...

4 06-11-2016 06:35 PM
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Reddish color brad nails, where to buy?

06-11-2016 01:21 PM by HandyHousewife

A couple of years ago, we got an off-brand set of nail guns for Christmas fro...

2 06-11-2016 01:36 PM
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Stain Treated Wood or Wait

06-18-2014 05:07 PM by jrsox

Just finished two benches that will go beside my patio slab. They each have ...

10 06-11-2016 04:24 AM
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Water based vs. Oil mix up

06-09-2016 06:16 PM by bbrettfa

Hello community, I recently embarked on my first woodworking project: a si...

12 06-11-2016 01:16 AM
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Best finish/sealer for Cedar

06-09-2016 05:28 PM by MAC_addy

So I’m making my mother a cooler chest box that will be outside mostly ...

7 06-10-2016 05:07 AM
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Boat Cockpit Table

06-06-2016 09:32 PM by TMcG

I’m building a cockpit table for my boat and am planning on using an ep...

9 06-09-2016 07:20 AM
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1 06-07-2016 09:48 PM
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How to get back to this look?

06-06-2016 06:14 AM by SLM800

I just had a black walnut dining table made however the finish did not come o...

3 06-06-2016 11:23 PM
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Can G-F Hi-Perf Water-Based Top Coat Be Diluted Into A Wiping Varnish?

06-02-2016 05:42 PM by gargey

Hi Guys, Can General Finishes, Water Based, High Performance Top Coat be d...

14 06-06-2016 02:53 PM

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