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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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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
View JADobson's profile

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
View nutmegger13's profile

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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Any thoughts on drawer pull size for 30 inch drawer?

03-19-2018 06:12 PM by Smithwhit

Finishing up a dresser and the drawers are 30” wide by 9.25” tall. Is there a...

7 03-20-2018 02:42 AM
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Stain and finish between thin wooden slats (1/4" kerf cut)

03-19-2018 05:50 PM by Markn1975

I’m making a headboard for a bed on a Yacht. It’ll be wooden t...

4 03-20-2018 01:32 AM
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Please help with staining question!

03-18-2018 06:37 PM by Cacleoa7

Hello! I have just started refinishing furniture. My specialty is chalk pai...

4 03-19-2018 12:17 PM
View HammerSmith's profile

Making "flat" lacquer

03-13-2018 04:00 AM by HammerSmith

I hope this is the right place to post this..? I want to mix some “f...

83 03-18-2018 07:28 AM
View bassett72's profile

Brush on Poly vs. Arm-R-Seal wipe on

01-30-2018 04:08 PM by bassett72

I’m wondering the following between the 2:Which is easier to apply?Whic...

37 03-17-2018 04:37 PM
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Trying to match color of kitchen cabinets

03-13-2018 12:51 AM by ellisafa

Hello, so I got my new doors built and am now trying to figure out how to bes...

7 03-17-2018 02:06 PM
View 1900corey's profile

Anyone used Waterlox finish over Crystalac grain filler?

03-16-2018 10:24 PM by 1900corey

Hi, I am making a walnut kitchen table and my initial plan was to apply a ...

1 03-17-2018 01:45 AM
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Best finish for redwood work bench to keep the color?

02-08-2018 02:38 PM by mendoman

I recently built a folding leg work bench out of redwood. The color is outst...

11 03-16-2018 04:44 AM
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Rockler Spray Shelter

03-14-2018 08:41 PM by laterthanuthink

Anybody have one of these? I’d like to know how you like yours. Thanks!...

7 03-15-2018 03:14 PM
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cracking veneer problem

03-13-2018 04:38 PM by Dynamike

I recently (12 mos) replaced this table top with a beautiful Sapele veneer an...

16 03-15-2018 02:58 PM
View BoardButcherer's profile

Question about oil paint, hammertone specifically.

03-13-2018 05:51 PM by BoardButcherer

Yeah I know this isn’t a wood finish, but I also know there are plenty ...

7 03-14-2018 07:20 PM
View bygrace's profile

spraying varnish

03-07-2018 09:04 PM by bygrace

To make a little money to help buy new woodworking equipment, I build and sel...

19 03-14-2018 12:21 PM
View Heavy's profile

Finish for wooden earrings

07-20-2013 09:06 PM by Heavy

So I am making some wooden earrings for my girlfriend from different types of...

6 03-13-2018 10:13 PM
View Dustin's profile

Distressing/Aging Maple

03-13-2018 12:24 AM by Dustin

Well, I finally have another reason to go out in my shop. Some friends of mi...

5 03-13-2018 02:37 PM
View christopolos's profile

Advice for how to harden wood before/during varnishing?

03-11-2018 08:20 PM by christopolos

Hello lumberjocks, I have been researching how to harden wood before or du...

8 03-13-2018 12:23 AM

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