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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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Table top finishing advice

03-28-2018 10:26 AM by MJR

I’m working on a small table and eventually a dining room table. I̵...

3 03-28-2018 05:14 PM
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wanting to try lacquer

03-19-2018 02:09 PM by UncleBuck

I have been using a marine spar varnish for some time now, i will put on a co...

23 03-28-2018 04:25 PM
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Match this antique finish

03-27-2018 03:27 PM by Steve

A few months back, I turned three replacement finials for a friend’s an...

6 03-28-2018 03:29 PM
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To Oil or Not to Oil?

03-23-2018 08:40 PM by andr3w1sh

Hello community, I just purchased this bookshelf that comes with untreated...

17 03-28-2018 12:30 AM
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Looking for poly advice

03-26-2018 02:57 PM by simonov

I have been using polyurethane finish, mostly for shop furniture. I use Minw...

13 03-28-2018 12:02 AM
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Deck preservation

03-26-2018 03:58 PM by MrRon

It has been 4 months since I completed the building of my deck. I used PT sou...

10 03-27-2018 04:06 PM
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Waterlox on Edge Banding

03-26-2018 08:12 PM by newCOlumber

I had a question about using Waterlox on Walnut plywood with edge banding. A...

3 03-26-2018 11:00 PM
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03-24-2018 03:08 PM by chilerojo

Hello, I am an armature reclaimed wood furniture maker. I am having a hard ti...

5 03-26-2018 01:32 PM
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Walnut Dining Table Choices

03-22-2018 09:10 PM by Cjcorrell

So, furst time to the forum, and I know this question has been asked before i...

18 03-24-2018 01:53 PM
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Tips for Teak Needed Please

03-20-2018 01:51 AM by Stew81

I bought a used set of Teak patio furniture today and I am hoping to get some...

25 03-23-2018 04:00 PM
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Dark dark brown finish

03-22-2018 12:46 PM by LazarusDB

Hi all, I’m in the process of designing a gothic style prayer kneele...

9 03-22-2018 07:36 PM
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What paint + top coat should I use for built-in cabinet/shelving unit?

03-21-2018 06:37 PM by Creations316

I have done a handful of projects that I painted, but I just used paint I had...

5 03-22-2018 03:10 AM
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Finishing QSWO table top HELP!!

03-20-2018 04:47 PM by rwe2156

Guys, I need some advice on finishing a QSWO table top. The top is 42X8...

19 03-22-2018 12:51 AM
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Help/Advice for fixing an error

03-15-2018 06:18 PM by BRWoodCreations

Hey group, I have a problem where I messed up a calculation and now have t...

17 03-21-2018 02:37 PM
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Advice on finish repair

03-18-2018 03:22 AM by Andrew714

I know someone who has a coffee table that has a little damage on it, and I&#...

2 03-21-2018 03:43 AM
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Finish for Bathroom Shelving

03-17-2018 05:38 PM by jdthomas

I need to finish some shelving for a bathroom. I’ve already put a few ...

16 03-20-2018 08:28 PM
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Rough patch in CA glue 8 hours later

03-20-2018 12:52 AM by JADobson

I finished a stabilized maple burl pen this morning with my usual CA glue fin...

3 03-20-2018 05:31 PM
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too much lacquer

03-20-2018 12:44 AM by walkingscar

cheers all, i build small boxes and my finish of choice is lacquer. howev...

11 03-20-2018 05:06 PM
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Help with end grain cutting board....

03-20-2018 12:13 PM by nutmegger13

I have made quite a few end grain cutting boards, and always finish them with...

2 03-20-2018 03:40 PM
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Spray Booth

03-17-2018 02:30 AM by Trout121180

Hello LumberJocks,I have been asking a lot from you guys lately but I have be...

10 03-20-2018 03:41 AM

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