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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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I didn't put that hole there. Now what to do????

12-23-2016 08:22 PM by cracknpop

Made my son and daughter-in-law a platform bed for Christmas. Used cherry. ...

13 12-31-2016 05:27 PM
View indgreg's profile

Is there a food safe stain

12-30-2016 06:31 PM by indgreg

Got a home owner that I’m putting cabinets n for she bought a butcher b...

4 12-31-2016 01:25 AM
View JerryLH's profile

grain filler

11-26-2016 01:24 AM by JerryLH

I’m about ready to apply the finish a sapele table. I would greatly ap...

13 12-30-2016 06:54 PM
View erikreagan's profile

Proper order of operations for assembling and finishing

12-30-2016 01:51 PM by erikreagan

Hey folks! First 101 question I have for you guys is about the train table...

5 12-30-2016 02:19 PM
View Jeff B.'s profile

Finish for Birch Cabinet

12-29-2016 06:11 AM by Jeff B.

Hello, Last week, my dad and I built this cabinet for my garage. It is bu...

6 12-30-2016 01:42 PM
View SweetTea's profile

Spraying water borne poly from a Greco airless sprayer

12-29-2016 10:48 AM by SweetTea

Hey fellas, can anyone tell me if it is ok to spray water borne poly from a G...

4 12-29-2016 07:05 PM
View Lemwise's profile

Varnish for bare metal.

12-28-2016 08:24 PM by Lemwise

I’m asking this on behalf of my brother. He’s made a coffee table...

4 12-29-2016 09:20 AM
View knotsofast's profile

what am I doing wrong with shellac flakes?

12-24-2016 02:28 AM by knotsofast

I have mixed up several batches now and applied them and every coat ends up w...

14 12-28-2016 04:49 PM
View joeygiordano's profile

What do I do about this?

12-28-2016 03:06 AM by joeygiordano

Ok so.. this is my first big project. I’ve done some small stuff like b...

6 12-28-2016 03:53 AM
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Which slab for Nakashima style table?

11-18-2016 03:28 AM by SparrowCBUS

I am making a Nakashima style coffee table with my dad over Thanksgiving. I d...

3 12-28-2016 03:09 AM
View pos1's profile

TUNG vs linseed vs danish oil for barn beam

12-27-2016 05:14 PM by pos1

I have an old barn beam I plan to install as our gas fireplace mantel. All I...

4 12-28-2016 02:10 AM
View Mitchy's profile

Wood sandblasting

12-27-2016 01:48 PM by Mitchy

I witnessed a demonstration at dawson mcdonald i brought my own heavily paint...

3 12-27-2016 11:49 PM
View Simps's profile

Darkening pine after applying Polymerized tung oil

12-25-2016 03:39 AM by Simps

I recently finished 1000 sqft of pine flooring with polymerized tung oil. 4 o...

1 12-27-2016 08:05 PM
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Finish over stain

12-27-2016 12:41 AM by zipmac22

I’m new when it comes using stains, varnish, polyurethane, etc. I’...

3 12-27-2016 02:10 AM
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Gluing different coloured stains together

12-26-2016 02:00 PM by roughcuts

I am planning to glue a few pieces together, I’m just wondering how to ...

3 12-26-2016 03:43 PM
View shawnn's profile

Best clearcoat for antique trunk

12-24-2016 08:52 PM by shawnn

This monstrosity is all tin covered. I want to clear coat it to capture the p...

9 12-25-2016 05:11 PM
View karnival8's profile

How is this finish achieved?

12-23-2016 10:53 PM by karnival8

I am trying to replicate this texture and finish for several doors. This i...

6 12-25-2016 02:17 PM
View Carloz's profile

Polyurethane for kitchen cabinets

12-24-2016 04:11 AM by Carloz

The finish on the kitchen cabinets started flaking off in the corners despite...

6 12-24-2016 05:55 PM
View MrStyle's profile

End grain cutting board - I guess I am missing something

12-21-2016 12:37 PM by MrStyle

So I am making my first end grain cutting board for Christmas and have a few ...

9 12-24-2016 01:22 AM
View Dagobah's profile

Arm R Seal on a picture frame?

12-21-2016 09:38 PM by Dagobah

I’ve got a walnut picture frame I’m putting together for the wife...

4 12-23-2016 06:00 PM

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