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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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how does one preserve wood "slices"?

02-24-2015 07:12 PM by Tugboater78

Fiance is addicted to Pinterest, and has some ideas for our upcoming nuptials...

12 02-25-2015 12:35 PM
View MrRon's profile

Sanding after sealer application

02-25-2015 10:23 AM by MrRon

If the project I am building has been sanded and sealed with a sanding sealer...

1 02-25-2015 10:54 AM
View phillyB's profile

Need help with refinishing table...twisted badly

01-30-2015 08:45 AM by phillyB

Hello! So I’m a long time lurker…First time posting. I’m in...

25 02-24-2015 12:22 PM
View Purrmaster's profile

Anyone used ColorFX dyes?

02-20-2015 01:52 AM by Purrmaster

Greetings. I’m thinking of finally getting some concentrated dyes fo...

10 02-24-2015 07:38 AM
View Mrsvwal's profile

Gahhhh. Ruined. Please help :(

02-20-2015 06:25 PM by Mrsvwal

So, I bought this vintage buffet, turned it into a vanity, and LOVED it. H...

11 02-24-2015 07:26 AM
View joez's profile

non toxic wood stain floor

02-23-2015 07:41 PM by joez

Anybody has any experience with recommending 100% non toxic wood floor stain.

3 02-23-2015 09:49 PM
View Sanderguy777's profile

How do I finish wood on a hand plane shelf?

02-23-2015 12:38 PM by Sanderguy777

I built a couple shelves for my two hand planes, but now I want to finish the...

3 02-23-2015 08:55 PM
View jonsprague0000's profile

Finishing mahogany with holly inlay

12-26-2014 06:15 PM by jonsprague0000

I’m working on a federal period card table following a guide from S...

11 02-22-2015 06:59 PM
View ric53's profile

Applying a waterbase finish with a rag

02-22-2015 11:25 AM by ric53

Has anybody tried to apply a water based finish with a rag.

3 02-22-2015 12:38 PM
View JohnMcD348's profile

Opinions Please on Wagner HVLP Turbine unit sprayers like Flexio and Spray Max

02-21-2015 02:44 PM by JohnMcD348

I am interested in getting a general purpose, do it all setup for my around t...

2 02-22-2015 09:11 AM
View MrFid's profile

Paste Wax consistency

01-19-2015 07:08 PM by MrFid

Hi everyone. I bought a canister of Johnson’s Paste Wax (the yellow ...

8 02-21-2015 11:42 PM
View DJ14's profile

Spar urethane over latex paint?

02-10-2015 10:11 PM by DJ14

Hello all! I’ve been making Adirondack chairs for a while but have n...

9 02-21-2015 11:32 PM
View Babieca's profile

Trying to match finish for furniture repair

02-19-2015 03:41 PM by Babieca

I am making a replacement foot for a dresser in my parents’ bedroom and...

10 02-20-2015 08:28 PM
View SandBlock's profile

Questions about refinishing cutting board (not for cutting) with polyurethane.

02-19-2015 09:32 AM by SandBlock

I removed the original polyurethane from the top and sides of the cutting boa...

1 02-19-2015 09:54 PM
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Questions on Guitar Finishing

02-04-2015 11:14 AM by CharlieM1958

I finally broke down and ordered an unfinished ES335-style kit guitar I’...

24 02-19-2015 09:23 PM
View ADHDan's profile (online now)

Help popping curly maple? (Chatoyance effect?)

02-03-2015 12:52 PM by ADHDan

I’m making a solid curly maple desk, and I’m wondering how best t...

22 02-19-2015 12:11 PM
View DBordello's profile

End Grain Cutting Board using General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish

02-17-2015 10:31 AM by DBordello

Hi All, I have spent the last couple of weeks working on my first end grai...

15 02-18-2015 10:29 AM
View TZH's profile

Cottonwood and varnish

02-16-2015 11:36 AM by TZH

This coffee table for our daughter has been a long time in the works: ...

22 02-17-2015 12:50 PM
View pjr1's profile

Incense cedar finishing question

02-16-2015 01:10 PM by pjr1

I bought some 4/4 incense cedar for some rolling barn doors I plan to install...

2 02-16-2015 09:15 PM
View pdxrealtor's profile

Help me get the desired look with stain

01-19-2015 09:45 AM by pdxrealtor

Hi All- I’m trying to get a certain look on my mill work/interior do...

32 02-14-2015 06:40 PM

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