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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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Varnish for bare metal.

12-28-2016 08:24 PM by Lemwise

I’m asking this on behalf of my brother. He’s made a coffee table...

4 12-29-2016 09:20 AM
View knotsofast's profile

what am I doing wrong with shellac flakes?

12-24-2016 02:28 AM by knotsofast

I have mixed up several batches now and applied them and every coat ends up w...

14 12-28-2016 04:49 PM
View joeygiordano's profile

What do I do about this?

12-28-2016 03:06 AM by joeygiordano

Ok so.. this is my first big project. I’ve done some small stuff like b...

6 12-28-2016 03:53 AM
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...

3 12-28-2016 03:09 AM
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TUNG vs linseed vs danish oil for barn beam

12-27-2016 05:14 PM by pos1

I have an old barn beam I plan to install as our gas fireplace mantel. All I...

4 12-28-2016 02:10 AM
View Mitchy's profile

Wood sandblasting

12-27-2016 01:48 PM by Mitchy

I witnessed a demonstration at dawson mcdonald i brought my own heavily paint...

3 12-27-2016 11:49 PM
View Simps's profile

Darkening pine after applying Polymerized tung oil

12-25-2016 03:39 AM by Simps

I recently finished 1000 sqft of pine flooring with polymerized tung oil. 4 o...

1 12-27-2016 08:05 PM
View zipmac22's profile

Finish over stain

12-27-2016 12:41 AM by zipmac22

I’m new when it comes using stains, varnish, polyurethane, etc. I’...

3 12-27-2016 02:10 AM
View roughcuts's profile

Gluing different coloured stains together

12-26-2016 02:00 PM by roughcuts

I am planning to glue a few pieces together, I’m just wondering how to ...

3 12-26-2016 03:43 PM
View shawnn's profile

Best clearcoat for antique trunk

12-24-2016 08:52 PM by shawnn

This monstrosity is all tin covered. I want to clear coat it to capture the p...

9 12-25-2016 05:11 PM
View karnival8's profile

How is this finish achieved?

12-23-2016 10:53 PM by karnival8

I am trying to replicate this texture and finish for several doors. This i...

6 12-25-2016 02:17 PM
View Carloz's profile

Polyurethane for kitchen cabinets

12-24-2016 04:11 AM by Carloz

The finish on the kitchen cabinets started flaking off in the corners despite...

6 12-24-2016 05:55 PM
View MrStyle's profile

End grain cutting board - I guess I am missing something

12-21-2016 12:37 PM by MrStyle

So I am making my first end grain cutting board for Christmas and have a few ...

9 12-24-2016 01:22 AM
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Arm R Seal on a picture frame?

12-21-2016 09:38 PM by Dagobah

I’ve got a walnut picture frame I’m putting together for the wife...

4 12-23-2016 06:00 PM
View joeygiordano's profile

high contrast oak finishes?

12-18-2016 04:23 PM by joeygiordano

Just putting the finishing touches on a vanity probject I started about a mon...

4 12-22-2016 04:36 AM
View Ir0nRaven's profile

Finishing Heart Pine Table

12-20-2016 07:52 PM by Ir0nRaven

I’m working on the table that I talked about previously in the joinery ...

9 12-21-2016 07:00 PM
View zacpierce's profile

Glade Plug-in damage to table

12-20-2016 05:34 PM by zacpierce

Hello, I sat a glade plug-in air freshener on a hallway table and it l...

6 12-21-2016 02:37 PM
View Bradb7888's profile

Apparently, spar urethane is not for indoor use

12-21-2016 06:38 AM by Bradb7888

I helped a friend build a table for a big green egg a while back and had some...

7 12-21-2016 02:26 PM
View SalM's profile

Best finish for Eastern Red Cedar for indoor use that will keep it red?

03-14-2016 12:38 AM by SalM

Hi all I’m new here. I am working on some cell phone docks or stands as...

11 12-21-2016 03:48 AM
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Amber Shellacing

12-18-2016 03:26 AM by houseofcharm

HI all, I thought I was signed up in here but must been a leeching lurker onl...

4 12-20-2016 06:26 PM

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