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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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Prefinish this toy box, then assemble? (With picture)

03-03-2014 12:19 PM by BinghamtonEd

Here is a toy box I’m working on. Construction is almost complete, jus...

4 03-03-2014 02:54 PM
View shopslave's profile

looking for advice

03-02-2014 09:44 PM by shopslave

Hello, im looking for any advice for the most appropriate finish to use on zi...

8 03-03-2014 05:55 AM
View Ocelot's profile

Water-based poly. I'm sure I'm doing it wrong.

02-21-2014 09:34 PM by Ocelot

This has been my first try at water-based finishes and I’m not too happ...

28 03-03-2014 03:46 AM
View ravensrock's profile

Steps for finishing oak end table

02-08-2014 05:14 PM by ravensrock

Hi everyone, I’m a long time lurker, fairly recent member and first ...

13 03-03-2014 12:18 AM
View AWood's profile

White film in finish

03-02-2014 10:05 PM by AWood

I have two laquer finished bar stools. I have a white film on the finish whic...

1 03-02-2014 10:10 PM
View Targa's profile

Question About Using Colored Wax Based Products For Filling In Gaps In Miter Cuts

02-25-2014 05:14 PM by Targa

I have a few very minor gaps in some miter cuts on trim on a project I’...

5 03-02-2014 04:42 PM
View gamygeezer's profile

Bulls Eye Sealcoat

02-09-2014 11:27 PM by gamygeezer

My local HD and my local Lowes have both stopped carrying Bulls Eye Sealcoat....

16 03-02-2014 03:59 PM
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Looking for general finish info

02-25-2014 01:50 AM by Gixxerjoe04

I’m wondering if there are any blog posts, or websites with a bunch of ...

5 03-02-2014 02:01 PM
View MalcolmLaurel's profile

shellac questions

02-25-2014 09:34 PM by MalcolmLaurel

Got some questions on shellac.  I’ve been using it as my preferred finish for...

2 03-02-2014 01:56 PM
View jasonallen's profile

Finishing Coasters

02-23-2014 10:01 PM by jasonallen

I have made some end grain coasters out of some scraps I had and I am trying ...

8 03-02-2014 01:54 PM
View distrbd's profile

finishing with W/B poly over sanded shellac

07-26-2013 02:21 PM by distrbd

I need to know if you have actually done this:,if regular (not dewaxed) shell...

19 03-02-2014 01:45 PM
View shipmodel's profile

Finish for oak and cherry

02-23-2014 10:53 PM by shipmodel

Hello! This is my project, I make ship models. I have very big problem wit...

5 03-02-2014 01:31 PM
View WoodCop's profile

Best clear coat for Red Cedar planks

02-28-2014 08:27 PM by WoodCop

Hi All, I am in the process of finishing up a bar and will be using red ce...

7 03-02-2014 05:07 AM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

Cloudy Wipe-on Poly

03-01-2014 04:09 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey guys, I need a little help/advice with a finishing issue. Here is t...

3 03-01-2014 04:54 PM
View BubingaBill's profile

Flocking the details

02-27-2014 09:01 PM by BubingaBill

Hi again gang,I’m working on my latest cue case and after designing and...

21 02-28-2014 08:05 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Which kinds of finish sit on the surface without penetrating?

02-27-2014 07:31 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m trying to sort through all my options for finishing a project. I wa...

9 02-28-2014 07:01 PM
View Betasig588's profile

Exterior finish for plywood chair

02-28-2014 02:40 AM by Betasig588

I am trying to put together a few modern adirondack chairs for the backya...

3 02-28-2014 04:04 PM
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02-24-2014 07:15 PM by rowjoe76

Hello Everyone, I’m currently constructing a stereo cabinet out of Walnut ...

5 02-28-2014 03:41 AM
View squarehippo's profile

Water based poly turned milky

02-27-2014 04:37 AM by squarehippo

I shipped a few boxes to a customer in a much colder climate (NC to PA) and h...

1 02-27-2014 04:55 AM
View JCMeyersIV's profile

Finish for a pine dinging room table.

02-26-2014 08:41 PM by JCMeyersIV

I bought a home in October right across from my parents house. Decided to sav...

2 02-26-2014 09:03 PM

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