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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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Need Help Finishing Wood

05-22-2015 11:45 AM by rulubos

I am new to wood working so thank you in advance! My friend and I are crea...

4 05-22-2015 04:51 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

How to fill tearout/chip out

05-19-2015 04:37 PM by bbasiaga

As I was sanding down my latest project, a few inclusions in the wood appeare...

25 05-22-2015 12:43 AM
View saltcod's profile

Worth buying a paint sprayer?

05-21-2015 04:27 PM by saltcod

Hey all! I’ve got a TON of painting to do at our new house. Basicall...

8 05-21-2015 07:30 PM
View ammccorm's profile

Refinishing a table for the first time

05-19-2015 05:45 PM by ammccorm

I’m in a predicament and I’ve only got one shot to fix it. I also have very l...

3 05-20-2015 08:44 PM
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What is "acrylic varnish"?

05-19-2015 06:50 AM by Purrmaster

I’ve been talking to an artist friend of mine who paints. Mostly with ...

5 05-20-2015 04:28 PM
View spirishis's profile

Refinishing built-ins HELP

05-19-2015 07:33 PM by spirishis

Hi, We recently purchased an old victorian home with lovely built-ins that...

1 05-19-2015 08:03 PM
View ShawnSpencer's profile

Aquacoat bad interaction with Waterlox

05-15-2015 12:38 PM by ShawnSpencer

I’m finishing a bench seat in walnut. I filled the pores with Aquacoat ...

3 05-19-2015 01:46 AM
View Broooklyn's profile

How to get this light/dark contrasted look?

05-18-2015 05:18 PM by Broooklyn

Is this a certain type of wood or just a finishing technique? I’m looki...

8 05-18-2015 09:31 PM
View Jerry's profile

How to Stick it to Stickley

05-14-2015 06:49 PM by Jerry

Well, Stickley really knows how to put the Stick in Stickley. I requested ...

66 05-18-2015 01:50 PM
View ric53's profile

Punky Walnut

05-16-2015 11:02 PM by ric53

I have a slab of walnut that I am going to make into a bench for a customer. ...

2 05-16-2015 11:47 PM
View vind's profile

varnish-mineral spirits mix

05-16-2015 12:33 AM by vind

I’m about ready to finish my coffee table made of cherry and wanted to ...

3 05-16-2015 01:42 PM
View Bobmedic's profile

Staining a house with HVLP

05-14-2015 01:30 AM by Bobmedic

I need to stain a house and had the idea of using a HVLP turbine. I seldom pa...

13 05-16-2015 03:16 AM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

Cedar jewelry box

05-15-2015 01:56 AM by AAANDRRREW

I have some extra cedar from a different project. Was thinking of trying my d...

4 05-15-2015 09:29 PM
View Inka333's profile

Old Mexican table refinishing advice.

05-15-2015 04:06 PM by Inka333

Hello! everybody! I am a new amateur wood worker. I enjoy being busy with woo...

0 05-15-2015 04:06 PM
View saltcod's profile

Finishing basics

05-11-2015 09:43 PM by saltcod

[ This is a crosspost from Canadian Woodworking forum ] Hey all! I̵...

17 05-15-2015 03:49 AM
View saltcod's profile

Tips on achieving this completely matte finish?

05-14-2015 07:13 PM by saltcod

Hey guys! I discovered West Elm a few nights ago and I got to say — I̵...

3 05-14-2015 07:53 PM
View cdnstudentwoodworker's profile

Maple sharpening station , considerations of wood finish

05-14-2015 02:55 AM by cdnstudentwoodworker

Hey yall , I had some left over maple from my almost complete workbench proje...

1 05-14-2015 06:14 AM
View Muzzy17's profile

Easiest finish for outdoor work?

05-13-2015 06:05 PM by Muzzy17

I am limited to outdoor work for my woodwoorking and looking for opinions on ...

6 05-14-2015 03:09 AM
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How To Create These Faux Marks?

05-13-2015 03:53 PM by bowtiefoster

I know this piece isn’t real reclaimed wood and the marks are faux R...

9 05-14-2015 02:00 AM
View Northern's profile

Suitable product for pine plank flooring?

05-13-2015 10:01 PM by Northern

Hi Lumberjocks! I have about 1200 sq ft of pine planks to finish. I will b...

1 05-13-2015 11:39 PM

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