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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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Unhappy with BLO finish on Cedar - Can I sand and apply something else?

07-29-2015 02:11 PM by mcg1990

I just applied one coat of BLO on a Cedar picnic table. I’d carefull...

1 07-29-2015 03:26 PM
View jmcwws's profile

looking for a Finish for timber frame project. And, Hello, I'm a noob

08-27-2014 05:36 PM by jmcwws

1st as to not be rude, I would like to say hello and thank you for being here...

14 07-29-2015 01:55 PM
View mrdupfx's profile

Oak hardwood floor discoloration

07-26-2015 06:37 PM by mrdupfx

Hi, I have a dark oak hardwood floor. For some reason, only in the kitchen t...

8 07-27-2015 11:34 PM
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Paraffin and paste wax on tools

07-27-2015 01:45 AM by Hopdevil

This could have gone in several forums, but this seemed the most logical. ...

13 07-27-2015 06:03 PM
View jimmyhopps's profile

buffing 'down' (not up) to semi gloss

07-20-2015 12:54 PM by jimmyhopps

last stage of my table project. i’ve got a lot of coats of GF Enduro V...

6 07-27-2015 01:23 PM
View ric53's profile

Has anybody used Park's Super Glaze

06-30-2015 10:38 PM by ric53

I want to use this to fill voids in a piece of walnut and am wondering if I c...

1 07-27-2015 05:48 AM
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Protecting Walnut from fade

01-26-2015 03:56 AM by gbinco

I’m going to be building a bed, dresser, and pair of nightstands out of...

8 07-27-2015 03:03 AM
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Options to correct color on a finished piece?

07-25-2015 08:14 PM by The__Dude

I have an oak cabinet that I purchased unfinished.I used Watco Walunut oil on...

5 07-26-2015 11:53 PM
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Options to refreshen up some furniture with good finish

07-25-2015 08:18 PM by The__Dude

I have some hand made solid oak end tables.Since we are moving into a new hou...

2 07-26-2015 08:31 PM
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07-26-2015 12:56 AM by JUC

NEED HELP. I am going to fill some cracks on a new dinning room table with ep...

4 07-26-2015 06:07 PM
View Skippy906's profile

Cornhole board finishing question

07-25-2015 03:25 PM by Skippy906

I am in the process of making some cornhole boards. I primed, painted and st...

4 07-25-2015 06:57 PM
View Angela's profile

Where Can I Purchased Dewaxed Shellac Flakes?

10-21-2011 10:20 AM by Angela

I’m having a hard time locating a place to purchase dewaxed shellac fla...

22 07-25-2015 06:59 AM
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Polyurethane botch

07-24-2015 03:42 PM by Vindog

Hello. So i am super new to woodworking and started a small project to refurb...

5 07-24-2015 07:14 PM
View mcg1990's profile

Can GF Exterior 450 be applied over a coat of oil?

07-23-2015 08:48 PM by mcg1990

I’m looking to finish an exterior piece of furniture made of Western Re...

2 07-24-2015 12:12 PM
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Gel stain help - client's furniture

07-20-2015 02:22 PM by Trans4mations

Hi everyone. I am new here and hoping someone can help me with the disaster ...

5 07-23-2015 07:23 PM
View biscuit52's profile

violin surface

07-22-2015 03:17 PM by biscuit52

Hi I was given an old violin that has marks and scratches on them. It seems ...

7 07-23-2015 01:24 AM
View snaregeek's profile

Refinishing Dad's Old Rocking Chair

07-21-2015 08:44 PM by snaregeek

I am working on refinishing my father’s old rocking chair/bench and am ...

2 07-22-2015 10:43 PM
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Carved ring from branch, 2 coats poly, how to polish?

07-11-2015 03:13 AM by TheGildedGriffon

I carved a ring from a branch in my backyard, birch wood perhaps, and stained...

1 07-22-2015 04:56 AM
View arlodaniel's profile

Bringing out the grain

07-21-2015 08:15 PM by arlodaniel

Hi all, A couple years back I stained this fir table with a technique that...

8 07-22-2015 01:17 AM
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Finishing Mesquite Table with Epoxy Filler

07-21-2015 01:12 PM by StaceyD

I’m working on a new dining table and it’s the first time I’...

9 07-22-2015 12:15 AM

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