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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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fiber rush finishing

05-21-2014 12:56 AM by Beorn

I am refinishing a pair of rocking chairs with fiber rush (paper twine) seats...

4 05-25-2014 07:40 PM
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Problem with cutting board joints

10-04-2011 09:24 PM by harrywho

On both my end grain and straight grain cutting boards I keep getting what I ...

15 05-23-2014 04:29 PM
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Ultra Duster & Arm R Seal

05-22-2014 05:00 PM by wncguy

I’ve been using Arm R Seal as the finish on my boxes for over a year, p...

9 05-23-2014 04:19 PM
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Question for finishing with a sprayer.

05-22-2014 09:50 PM by RussellAP

About to sell a set of Adirondacks to someone who wants them stained walnut. ...

2 05-23-2014 12:48 AM
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05-20-2014 02:21 PM by orlandodave

Howdy everybody. I’m Dave. First post. Awesome site. I’ve...

10 05-22-2014 03:16 PM
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Finishing Polish with Shellac

05-16-2014 03:47 AM by jkaras

Hello- I am new to finishing wood with shellac. I have a hardwood object t...

2 05-20-2014 02:27 PM
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finishing using linseed oil

05-19-2014 03:40 AM by cmoored

Good Afternoon All!I have ahead of me a task of staining and finishing a few ...

8 05-19-2014 10:25 PM
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05-16-2014 02:21 PM by ScottM

I just returned from HF with a new HVLP spray kit. This is my first spray un...

17 05-19-2014 07:35 PM
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Tung Oil Help

05-15-2014 03:04 PM by tyskkvinna

I have a customer that wants me to make his item with a tung oil finish. I...

18 05-19-2014 04:26 PM
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spay poly

05-18-2014 09:05 PM by mabisme

Any ideas on spray cans of Poly? Seems to good to be true, it doesn’t ...

8 05-19-2014 06:11 AM
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Question RE outdoor wood carving

05-16-2014 11:48 PM by Scott

Hi guys. First post here. Wood Carver with question about finishes. I go...

6 05-18-2014 09:07 PM
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DIY teak oil

05-17-2014 02:38 PM by Mark

Morning all. I’ve read several articles about making your own teak oil...

4 05-18-2014 11:34 AM
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Reclaimed Wood Table Top Finish HELP!!

05-16-2014 07:15 PM by jscore08

Hey guys – so I have made a couple table tops out of 120+ year barn woo...

4 05-17-2014 02:31 AM
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Finish for aspen while keeping it white?

05-13-2014 10:05 PM by LiveEdge

Any tips on the best way to protect aspen while keeping it as white as possib...

14 05-16-2014 10:10 PM
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Finish to use on outdoor SPF bench?

05-14-2014 12:07 AM by Bergman

So it’s probably not the best option of wood, but I am making a “...

3 05-16-2014 09:30 PM
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Finishing Furniture with Different Woods.

05-16-2014 05:34 AM by wseand

I have been doing a lot of Refinishing/Refurbishing older furniture 1920s thr...

2 05-16-2014 03:35 PM
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need help for sealing bark

05-16-2014 12:02 AM by JayTay

ok here’s the deal. i got 1st cut cedar it has bark on one whole side ...

2 05-16-2014 02:22 PM
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No. of coats required for rubbing out poly

05-16-2014 02:24 AM by JustLikeJames

I will be rubbing out an oil based poly finish after it has had a few weeks t...

6 05-16-2014 04:15 AM
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Looking for a good sealer for masonite/hardboard

05-14-2014 11:39 PM by emrhappy

Greetings all… I just finished an out feed/assembly table… It ...

2 05-16-2014 12:48 AM
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Aromatic Cedar

05-13-2014 10:09 PM by tommytenspeed

I recently tried my hand at a cedar lined hope chest; it turned out well exce...

3 05-16-2014 12:36 AM

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