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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 AlmostRetired's profile

Is this paint or really dark stain? Can I do this to pine?

02-10-2018 03:52 PM by AlmostRetired

Looking for some help here. Is the table bottom in this picture stained or p...

1 02-10-2018 04:02 PM
View mendoman's profile

Best finish for redwood work bench to keep the color?

02-08-2018 02:38 PM by mendoman

I recently built a folding leg work bench out of redwood. The color is outst...

10 02-10-2018 02:16 PM
View HandyHousewife's profile

Stain over sanding sealer?

02-08-2018 09:10 PM by HandyHousewife

This is probably a very stupid question, and I’m afraid the answer is g...

15 02-10-2018 01:54 PM
View cloudbase17's profile

Two Part Wood Bleach on Birch Butcher Block

02-08-2018 02:39 PM by cloudbase17

Hello all! I’m in the middle of building an apartment over my metal fin...

1 02-09-2018 06:31 PM
View Brett's profile

Arm R Seal Frustration

02-08-2018 12:05 PM by Brett

Hey all. I just finished a walnut table top. It’s roughly 3’x6...

11 02-08-2018 04:48 PM
View sunadmn's profile

Veneer glue

02-03-2018 04:57 PM by sunadmn

Howdy all! NooB here and have possibly a silly question, but I must ask. I...

5 02-08-2018 04:12 AM
View jamesbhynes's profile

Staining birch to resemble mohogany

02-06-2018 04:00 PM by jamesbhynes

Like the title says, anyone have a process in which I can stain birch to some...

3 02-07-2018 10:24 PM
View sawdustjunkie's profile

Sandings suggestions

02-06-2018 03:01 AM by sawdustjunkie

I have been using 60 and 80 grit Diablo 5” sanding disks for finishing ...

9 02-07-2018 06:26 PM
View bilyo's profile

Has Anyone Used This Product?

02-07-2018 04:03 PM by bilyo

Similar to Floetrol? Does anyone have experience with this?

3 02-07-2018 06:10 PM
View Woodstock's profile

Which is best topcoat -Enamel or Shellac to protect from chainsaw oil & premix

02-02-2018 02:07 AM by Woodstock

Thanks for reading. I am finishing up a long term project for a “sho...

9 02-06-2018 08:51 PM
View DaveV's profile

Low angle light

02-06-2018 04:54 AM by DaveV

I see that it is often recommended that a low angled light be used to inspect...

5 02-06-2018 01:24 PM
View JackStraw42's profile

Sanded through padauk veneer... options?

02-05-2018 12:09 AM by JackStraw42

Heya! So this was my very first try at using veneer. I’m making a lig...

14 02-05-2018 07:39 PM
View Skim's profile

Removing mineral oil finish

01-11-2018 05:43 PM by Skim

I know this topic was discussed before but haven’t found a clear answer...

15 02-05-2018 01:51 AM
View Sark's profile

Need a super thin white filler. Any suggestions?

02-02-2018 06:06 PM by Sark

I’m making a drying rack for the kitchen which has 42 stainless steel tubes i...

15 02-04-2018 11:39 PM
View MsDeltaGuy's profile

finishing walnut question

02-04-2018 03:27 PM by MsDeltaGuy

Hello all, I have a question about some walnut lumber im working with. I a...

9 02-04-2018 08:48 PM
View cajunworkshop's profile

Small gouge on cabinet face frame need to repair

02-03-2018 12:56 PM by cajunworkshop

I have a cabinet I am building. The face frame had a 1 inch chunk that is cr...

10 02-04-2018 08:05 PM
View Aquariophile's profile

Regarding Danish oil and shellac.

01-31-2018 01:32 AM by Aquariophile

Hello. I am in the process of finishing an antique desk. If I may, I will ...

20 02-04-2018 07:38 PM
View mahdee's profile

Can I spray polyurethane on leather wrapped on wood?

02-04-2018 03:16 PM by mahdee

Just as the title said have a cane that has leather wrap on it and need to pu...

6 02-04-2018 05:53 PM
View greatview's profile

Friction Polishing question

02-03-2018 01:23 PM by greatview

I’ve been experimenting with friction polishing (1/3 shellac, 1/3 BLO, ...

8 02-03-2018 10:11 PM
View bassett72's profile

Brush on Poly vs. Arm-R-Seal wipe on

01-30-2018 04:08 PM by bassett72

I’m wondering the following between the 2:Which is easier to apply?Whic...

31 02-03-2018 04:50 AM

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