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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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Pre-finishing panels before glue up?s

04-22-2015 09:03 PM by Woodson59

Working on a wine rack currently. Never really pre-finished a piece before g...

5 04-23-2015 03:00 AM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

outdoor planter

04-22-2015 05:40 PM by AAANDRRREW

I got some plans for an outdoor planter I’d like to make my mom for mot...

1 04-23-2015 12:57 AM
View fourtay22's profile

best way to address these scratches

04-22-2015 06:47 AM by fourtay22

Hi all Any ideas on how to best address these scratches in the veneer? On...

2 04-22-2015 08:41 PM
View todd4390's profile

HVLP Curiosity

04-22-2015 05:28 PM by todd4390

I was cleaning my Earlex hvlp gun the other day and was wondering how the fin...

3 04-22-2015 06:45 PM
View Adam D's profile

How do I match this "driftwood" color?

03-30-2015 05:20 PM by Adam D

I’m trying to make red oak look like this: I’ve been testin...

17 04-22-2015 02:47 PM
View FancyShoes's profile

Raised garden beds

04-19-2015 05:14 PM by FancyShoes

I am going to be making some raised garden beds, i was just going to make the...

9 04-21-2015 10:18 PM
View AESamuel's profile

Dull shellac.

04-20-2015 07:21 PM by AESamuel

Hi there, After watching a video by Paul Sellers on brushing a pre-mixed s...

9 04-21-2015 09:17 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Water based equivalent to Danish Oil?

04-19-2015 11:38 PM by bbasiaga

I’m thinking ahead to water based finishes. I like the idea that they ...

11 04-21-2015 01:37 PM
View fourtay22's profile

Refinish dresser

04-21-2015 01:37 AM by fourtay22

Hi all In the process of refinishing an old dresser of mine and ran into s...

2 04-21-2015 03:52 AM
View Goss's profile

Recommendations for finish on outdoors oak furniture?

04-18-2015 08:27 PM by Goss

Let me pick your brains…. If I were to make a simple bench out of Am...

14 04-20-2015 02:10 PM
View Sunstealer73's profile

Best Shellac Store?

04-20-2015 12:15 AM by Sunstealer73

I’ve been using Zinsser premixed shellac, but want to start mixing my o...

6 04-20-2015 01:28 PM
View Pendragon1998's profile

What is the finish on a veritas saw handle?

04-19-2015 02:49 AM by Pendragon1998

I am very new to finishing, so I can use a little help. I have some bubinga ...

1 04-19-2015 05:19 AM
View todd4390's profile

Keeping Finish in HVLP Gun

04-18-2015 07:47 PM by todd4390

Just finished spraying my first coat of General Finishes 450 exterior sealer ...

3 04-18-2015 09:39 PM
View CueballRosendaul's profile

EEK! Seeking Advice on a Big Smear Showed up after stain!

04-13-2015 08:10 PM by CueballRosendaul

So my guitchair is in the finishing stage now. Just stained it last night and...

7 04-17-2015 06:03 PM
View lew's profile

The inside of a humidor

04-12-2015 05:51 PM by lew

Well, I’ve been asked to build a humidor. Not the top of the desk type ...

14 04-17-2015 05:43 PM
View PantsBoy's profile

What finish to use on wood steak / burger plates

04-13-2015 07:19 AM by PantsBoy

Hi there, I’ve got a guy looking for wooden plates for his restauran...

10 04-16-2015 09:59 AM
View woodworkingdrew's profile

oil water hybrid paint

04-16-2015 12:32 AM by woodworkingdrew

I am painting a face frame for a drawer front. 1. is it beneficial to sand...

2 04-16-2015 12:48 AM
View bowtiefoster's profile

How Was This Piece Finished?

04-15-2015 11:23 PM by bowtiefoster

I love the look of this. The smooth paint, no brush strokes. It’s made ...

1 04-16-2015 12:38 AM
View mwatson2's profile

What is this material?

04-15-2015 04:23 PM by mwatson2

My hardwood desk at home has a keyboard tray that slides out. They covered th...

5 04-15-2015 04:49 PM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

Major issues with Minwax poly

04-10-2015 01:30 PM by AAANDRRREW

Hi All,New to the woodworking game. I built a nice red oak tv stand. Some pl...

49 04-15-2015 10:51 AM

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