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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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Solid Cedar Chair protection

04-17-2012 01:37 AM by Eric

I’m building my 2nd NYWS adirondack chair. It is cedar with stainless ...

20 05-14-2012 12:13 AM
View Matt Przybylski's profile

Help with finishing decision on plywood

03-19-2012 03:34 PM by Matt Przybylski

Hello all,My sister in law has asked me to make her a cake pop stand for an u...

21 05-13-2012 02:15 PM
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white lines

05-12-2012 08:00 PM by Jon1094

First post here everyone…thank you for the help. I just put the seve...

4 05-13-2012 10:50 AM
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Pine, Transtint, Shellac Sealcoat

05-11-2012 04:14 AM by ownafixerupper

Long story short, I am making a small pedestal table for a prop for a wedding...

5 05-13-2012 03:18 AM
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Poly smell on interior compartments.

05-12-2012 01:35 PM by 12strings

I have made a flip top desk and finished it with slightly thinned poly. I...

12 05-13-2012 02:43 AM
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Finishing shop walls - OSB

05-11-2012 05:13 PM by 1yeldud1

Just started installing the OSB on my garage walls – any one have any s...

4 05-12-2012 01:29 AM
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Bioshield Users

05-11-2012 04:14 PM by Texchappy

Don’t see much information on this line of products but it was recommen...

4 05-11-2012 11:28 PM
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What finish has the least effect on wood color?

05-10-2012 06:08 AM by Ted

I use straight wax when I want to avoid darkening the wood, but are there oth...

11 05-11-2012 10:30 PM
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BLO on Walnut??

05-07-2012 03:40 AM by jPell

Hi all. I have made some flooring transition strips out of walnut and was pon...

9 05-11-2012 01:52 AM
View rut's profile

Kitchen cabinet finishing Stain or paint?

05-03-2012 01:43 PM by rut

My wife wants the new cabinets I’m building (face frame construction wi...

9 05-11-2012 01:33 AM
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Horrible color and best color

05-10-2012 05:53 PM by Diggerjacks

Hello There is a horrible color you will never use for a project? And w...

3 05-10-2012 07:37 PM
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Dyeing Hard Rock Maple to achieve that golden aged look

05-04-2012 09:45 PM by Lee Barker

“Butterscotch” is the client’s word. Perhaps lighter than ...

7 05-09-2012 10:18 PM
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Water based poly and latex paint

04-30-2012 05:41 PM by price

My search turned up a bunch of stuff about one over the other, but nothing ab...

3 05-08-2012 06:27 PM
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Staining Veneer before putting it on

05-08-2012 03:57 PM by Mosquito

I apologize if this has been asked before, but I’m curious if you can s...

4 05-08-2012 04:34 PM
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Tiny bubbles on water based poly

04-17-2012 04:31 PM by TOPO

Hi mates, being based in Spain, is difficult to use the same brands of finish...

21 05-08-2012 01:47 PM
View Brandon's profile

Finish for Cypress Screen Door

04-05-2012 02:29 PM by Brandon

I generally don’t make things that are going to be subject to the eleme...

10 05-08-2012 10:18 AM
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Finishing Rosewood

05-07-2012 03:27 PM by skeemer

I’m finishing up a business card holder for my desk made out of hondura...

1 05-07-2012 04:47 PM
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alternatives to polyurethane over stain?

05-02-2012 12:29 PM by lumberjoe

Recently I started using a home made “Danish oil” finish on a pro...

28 05-07-2012 04:39 PM
View WoodworkingGeek's profile

Go to finish?

05-06-2012 05:50 PM by WoodworkingGeek

Hey guysI’m going to make an box for a customer and am wanting your opi...

7 05-07-2012 04:25 PM
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Need some guidance on finishing a Teak table for a boat

02-13-2012 08:49 PM by eugene54

I am working on a replacement teak table for a friend’s boat. It’...

8 05-07-2012 02:12 AM

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