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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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Help, trying to refinish cypress coffee table, need to match stain

10-04-2016 02:02 AM by jackYOsnack

Hello, I am trying to refinish, stain and protect this coffee tabl...

5 11-25-2016 05:46 PM
View bdresch's profile

Painting new cabinets

11-13-2016 07:43 PM by bdresch

I am currently doing built in cabinets for my laundry room. I am building th...

19 11-25-2016 02:09 AM
View BradN's profile

Need a good finish for African Mahogany

11-24-2016 02:19 AM by BradN

I’m in the process of building an end table out of maple. The top and ...

3 11-24-2016 03:45 PM
View BullVictory's profile

Olive Wood need help deciding what finish to use

08-11-2011 04:49 PM by BullVictory

This block of olive wood is for my father who wants to mount a brass eagle to...

14 11-24-2016 02:49 PM
View agallant's profile

Danish oil taking off stain?

11-23-2016 12:29 PM by agallant

im in the process of refinishing a cherry hutch for my wife. I used some min ...

3 11-23-2016 06:13 PM
View SparrowCBUS's profile

Which slab for Nakashima style table?

11-18-2016 03:28 AM by SparrowCBUS

I am making a Nakashima style coffee table with my dad over Thanksgiving. I d...

2 11-23-2016 03:13 AM
View Scott C.'s profile

wet sanding colored danish oil

11-18-2016 08:10 PM by Scott C.

I’ve had success in the past wet sanding natural danish oil into oak fo...

3 11-20-2016 02:19 PM
View jimmymmc's profile

Hand Plane Trouble

11-17-2016 08:45 PM by jimmymmc

I recently bought a low angle jack plane and a number 4 smoothing plane. I...

9 11-20-2016 12:21 AM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

re-staining kitchen cabinets darker

11-18-2016 01:39 PM by AAANDRRREW

Hello All, My wife would like to either paint or re-stain our golden oak k...

10 11-19-2016 07:51 PM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

will my sprayer work for primer and trim paint?

11-08-2016 02:51 PM by AAANDRRREW

Hello all, I picked this sprayer up last year because I had read somewhere...

29 11-19-2016 06:02 PM
View SweetTea's profile

Advice on best method of achieving this look?

11-12-2016 11:07 AM by SweetTea

I have a job coming up for a customer/friend that is for 50+ cabinet doors. I...

19 11-18-2016 06:05 PM
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Non-yellowing anti-blotch suggestions?

11-11-2016 06:58 PM by LumberJocksGuest

Unfinished pine, medium-to-dark stain, tried 2 brands of conditioners, blotch...

2 11-18-2016 02:18 AM
View jimmyhopps's profile

Wiping varnish with fast dry poly?

11-14-2016 01:47 PM by jimmyhopps

I put 2 coats of Watco on my new entry table build. To give it a bit more du...

8 11-18-2016 02:10 AM
View thehig's profile

Looking for advice on resurfacing a front door.

11-16-2016 05:31 PM by thehig

Hello All, I am new to woodworking but I have a problem and could use some...

7 11-17-2016 07:16 PM
View Sonofabeech's profile

Help needed repairing venner

11-17-2016 02:28 PM by Sonofabeech

Hi guys, i need your help, i damaged my oak kitchen table: I came home...

4 11-17-2016 03:42 PM
View OrlandoMark's profile

Earlex 5500, SW all surface enamel finish

11-13-2016 03:31 AM by OrlandoMark

Hello All, My goal is a smooth, “piano-ish” finish on wood fu...

10 11-16-2016 07:38 PM
View SweetTea's profile

Staining bare maple cabinets

11-04-2016 12:40 PM by SweetTea

I have never been fully satisfied with the stain results on maple. I will hav...

19 11-16-2016 06:17 PM
View BobWemm's profile

What is the best wood to get a 100% DYE penetration?????

11-11-2016 12:36 PM by BobWemm

Hi LJ’sI need to dye some wood that is 1/4inch thick and need to get a ...

18 11-15-2016 11:52 PM
View DustyGuy's profile

white oak

11-14-2016 06:38 PM by DustyGuy

I’m building a pair of large bookcases ( 84”H x 60”W x 15&#...

6 11-15-2016 01:23 AM
View BigMig's profile

Protective Finish Over CN Blotch Conditioner and Gel Stain

11-11-2016 08:14 PM by BigMig

I’m almost done with the project – but I want to apply a top coat...

5 11-14-2016 02:32 PM

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