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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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View Hugh Anderson's profile

Anyone ever pre finished their decking before installation?

08-18-2011 01:04 PM by Hugh Anderson

Today sees the arrival of my 56 lengths of cedar for the newly built deck fra...

6 08-18-2011 08:49 PM
View Polock2's profile

Finishing Western Red Cedar

08-16-2011 06:16 PM by Polock2

I was lucky enough to get 15, 2X12X22 western red cedar. I was going to make ...

3 08-17-2011 07:08 PM
View Blackie_'s profile

Seeking help in replicating Knotty Alder Kitchen finish, Pics inside.

08-15-2011 01:02 AM by Blackie_

I am seeking help in replicating this Knotty Alder Kitchen Finish, can someon...

4 08-17-2011 05:13 PM
View Milo's profile

Upholstery - Vinyl covering a box for outdoor use

08-15-2011 03:33 AM by Milo

I need some advice on the best way to upholster a box. It’s going to b...

6 08-17-2011 02:38 AM
View SSMDad's profile

Water"proofing" a turned vase question.

08-12-2011 05:04 PM by SSMDad

I’m beginning a project to turn a vase (after my son finally falls asle...

10 08-17-2011 12:55 AM
View Willhartigan's profile

Witch Lacquer?

08-11-2011 05:38 PM by Willhartigan

Hey guys, never shot lacquer before and Im seeking some help in choosing a pr...

7 08-16-2011 03:41 PM
View Mrk's profile

glaze coat edge

08-08-2011 08:07 PM by Mrk

I’ve applied Glaze Coat to my bar and pub table. The finish looks grea...

1 08-15-2011 03:30 PM
View therookie's profile

Finishing pine for outdoor use

08-11-2011 06:32 PM by therookie

What does everyone suggest for an outdoor pine finish thinned down linseed oi...

5 08-14-2011 06:41 AM
View Clinto's profile

Wipe-on Poly

08-13-2011 03:12 AM by Clinto

Slow that Mustang down. So I’m moving from wax to wipe-on poly. I ne...

2 08-14-2011 04:43 AM
View gct's profile

Maloof's Finish dissolved PVA based wood putty?

08-13-2011 05:08 PM by gct

I’m working on a table top that I was planning to finish with some Malo...

7 08-14-2011 04:20 AM
View superstretch's profile

Comment Here If You Don't Like Stain

08-02-2011 05:00 AM by superstretch

Hey all. My family has this nasty habit of using stain and poly on everyth...

42 08-12-2011 03:10 PM
View lilredweldingrod's profile

HELP!!! The shop dog ruined my project....

08-07-2011 11:00 PM by lilredweldingrod

Short of burning the whole thing, what do you do to get rid of the urine stai...

54 08-12-2011 11:52 AM
View Heavy's profile

Kluthe linseed oil

08-11-2011 04:17 PM by Heavy

Hi folks, Recently I bought from a friend from Germany this 5-6 years old ...

1 08-11-2011 04:37 PM
View Tim Kindrick's profile

Do you rub your wood?

08-10-2011 04:13 AM by Tim Kindrick

Now that I have your attention… What is the best technique or method to...

20 08-11-2011 06:31 AM
View dakremer's profile

Help with Wipe-On Poly over Paint

08-08-2011 03:56 AM by dakremer

Hey guys. I’m trying to finish this little nightstand I built for my f...

57 08-11-2011 03:47 AM
View tommyd's profile

New to flat work need a bit of advice

08-10-2011 07:39 AM by tommyd

I am trying to make a kitchen table for a customer. I have a 1” thick p...

3 08-11-2011 12:48 AM
View BentheViking's profile

Sanding between coats of ployurethane

08-09-2011 02:36 AM by BentheViking

I am finishing up a project that will be partly painted, and partly stained. ...

22 08-10-2011 03:25 AM
View SSS's profile

Mahogany in the Kitchen?! Suggestions much appreciated ...

08-03-2011 12:30 AM by SSS

Maybe I’m nuts, but I made a laminated mahogany kitchen counter/ bistro...

3 08-10-2011 02:06 AM
View Clinto's profile

what am I doing wrong with the finishing wax?

08-09-2011 02:58 AM by Clinto

I am very new to the patient art of fine finishing and have taken my project ...

7 08-09-2011 10:17 PM
View Jack_Isidore's profile

Where can I find waterborne pigmented lacquer locally or online?

08-05-2011 08:25 PM by Jack_Isidore

I just bought a Fuji mini-mite 3 HVLP system and I’m dying to use it. I...

11 08-08-2011 01:53 PM

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