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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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Shou sugi ban wisdom.

05-17-2017 11:36 PM by RussellAP

Love this process, that is unless the wind is blowing. Toasting cedar and pin...

23 05-16-2018 03:35 PM
View Rink's profile

Maple slab "pop" finish?

05-14-2018 03:25 PM by Rink

I am planning to use this maple slab as the seat of a bench. In the first pic...

12 05-16-2018 12:57 PM
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Kingsplor Abrasive Disks... Which to Choose?

05-12-2018 02:19 PM by RPhillips

I’m about to pick up some Kingsplor abrasive disks for my Bosch ROS65 a...

10 05-15-2018 04:11 PM
View thepurrsian's profile

Paint sprayer, for home and project use?

05-10-2018 02:09 PM by thepurrsian

Hello all, I considering buying a paint sprayer to paint my new house, the bo...

13 05-14-2018 06:16 PM
View Kitui4u's profile

Need to fix a color after Poly :(

03-28-2018 02:54 PM by Kitui4u

Hello, I made drawers (right) with BB ply and a cabinet with Birch ply (left)...

15 05-14-2018 04:05 PM
View Exibar's profile

looking for the best finish for an outdoor covered porch table made from HW flooring

05-14-2018 12:19 PM by Exibar

HI all! I have this crazy idea to build a table for the farmers porch out...

1 05-14-2018 01:41 PM
View msinc's profile

Finish for cedar?????

05-14-2018 02:29 AM by msinc

Is there a specific finish that can be applied to eastern red cedar that will...

5 05-14-2018 01:31 PM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

Keeping the lint out of wipe on poly

11-25-2014 10:16 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey everyone, I use minwax wipe on poly quite a bit and like it for the mo...

34 05-13-2018 09:10 PM
View Fresch's profile

Stinking skunks

05-10-2018 11:24 AM by Fresch

I used blo on my pt deck, I get up to my camp yesterday to open it and first ...

11 05-10-2018 10:24 PM
View becikeja's profile

Cutting board maintenance

05-04-2018 11:50 AM by becikeja

Several months back, I took a run at making a couple of cutting boards. They...

11 05-10-2018 07:09 PM
View LiveEdge's profile

Can I use HVLP for BLO?

05-08-2018 10:40 PM by LiveEdge

I’ve always wiped on boiled linseed oil, but I have a project with lots...

9 05-10-2018 06:45 AM
View natgas's profile

What should I use for a final finish?

05-01-2018 02:11 AM by natgas

I am finishing a noodle board for my daughter and after staining, what would ...

7 05-10-2018 04:03 AM
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PC Petrified Wood Hardener

05-07-2018 12:31 AM by M2D2

Hey All, It was suggested to me, that the use PC Petrified wood hardener a...

8 05-10-2018 03:14 AM
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Spalted Maple Finishing...

05-09-2018 06:41 PM by M2D2

Hey Everyone, I was hoping some of the experienced folks in spalted maple,...

1 05-09-2018 10:07 PM
View jonlan's profile

Cant smooth out this joint

05-09-2018 01:53 AM by jonlan

Ive started making a new set of cabinets for the office built-ins Im doing an...

7 05-09-2018 02:39 PM
View Sludgeguy's profile

Waiting Time

05-05-2018 02:00 AM by Sludgeguy

How long do you guys wait after gluing up a panel before sanding or planing? ...

27 05-08-2018 11:38 AM
View M2D2's profile

staining and lacquer

04-20-2018 10:30 AM by M2D2

Hey Folks, I’m starting several projects, and I’ve doing much ...

3 05-08-2018 09:06 AM
View Bstnsportsfan's profile

Help repairing scratches on a liveedge table.

05-02-2018 06:33 PM by Bstnsportsfan

Good afternoon. My employer has a live edge table in our conference room t...

6 05-07-2018 09:35 PM
View moke's profile

Earlex 5500 for painting patio furniture

05-01-2018 03:02 AM by moke

I have had very good success in spraying different types of poly, and my wife...

16 05-07-2018 08:13 PM
View TeakTweaker's profile

Noticing imperfections on Arm R Seal final coat before dry. Suggestions?

04-16-2018 12:54 PM by TeakTweaker

Hi All, Newbie here. I decided to finish a teak countertop with satin Arm-...

17 05-07-2018 05:56 PM

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