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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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Poly on nightstand: apply to just tabletop or entire piece?

04-06-2018 02:19 PM by RedWoodworker

Hello all, I just finished painting my latest project, a nightstand/side t...

20 04-10-2018 04:24 PM
View lswain's profile

Can I use teak oil on painted wood and gold leaf?

04-09-2018 06:13 PM by lswain

Hey guys I am making a boat sign out of teak. I hand carved and I have painte...

8 04-09-2018 10:46 PM
View fourtay22's profile

veneer repair

04-07-2018 05:55 AM by fourtay22

Hi guys Looking for your opinion on best way to go about to repair this ve...

8 04-09-2018 05:43 PM
View ric53's profile

Wondering about AquaCoat grain filler

04-07-2018 01:10 PM by ric53

Morning All. I have just completed a desk for a customer that wanted stained ...

3 04-08-2018 02:25 PM
View Frazeran's profile

Walnut Table Top Finish

04-03-2018 05:51 PM by Frazeran

Hello Fellow Sawdust Makers, I am in the planning process of building a fa...

8 04-04-2018 01:27 AM
View scribble's profile

Kid safe paint to spray with earlex 5500

04-03-2018 02:20 PM by scribble

I am going to be painting some pine built cabinets for my kids room and would...

2 04-03-2018 03:39 PM
View Brett's profile

What type of finish over painted lettering?

04-03-2018 12:05 PM by Brett

Hey all. I’m making some bench tops for my brother. He’s starting up a gym...

2 04-03-2018 12:25 PM
View dalepage's profile

wood stabilizer?

03-31-2018 11:05 PM by dalepage

Does anyone know of a product that I can put on punky wood to stabilize the r...

10 04-01-2018 09:07 PM
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03-01-2018 12:00 AM by woodworm1962

This is interesting. I had two quart cans of Brushing Lacquer. One was WATCO ...

2 04-01-2018 02:02 PM
View Goodsh's profile

Blemishes/spots in arm r seal finish

03-28-2018 02:12 AM by Goodsh

Update: With pictures. I put pictures in and they showed up when I did a prev...

12 03-31-2018 04:16 PM
View William Shelley's profile

How do I tackle complex shapes?

03-29-2018 10:23 PM by William Shelley

I’m currently building a cabinet with 7 drawers that have built-in divi...

4 03-30-2018 11:49 PM
View AESamuel's profile

Gluing to shellac?

03-28-2018 05:42 PM by AESamuel

Hi, I want to glue a thin peice of felt into the bottom of a jewellery box...

7 03-28-2018 09:49 PM
View kirbi69's profile

Need help with mold on MDF

03-27-2018 02:43 PM by kirbi69

Ok so I have a mold problem now somehow. It’s growing on my MDF rout...

12 03-28-2018 07:22 PM
View MJR's profile

Table top finishing advice

03-28-2018 10:26 AM by MJR

I’m working on a small table and eventually a dining room table. I̵...

3 03-28-2018 05:14 PM
View UncleBuck's profile

wanting to try lacquer

03-19-2018 02:09 PM by UncleBuck

I have been using a marine spar varnish for some time now, i will put on a co...

23 03-28-2018 04:25 PM
View Steve's profile

Match this antique finish

03-27-2018 03:27 PM by Steve

A few months back, I turned three replacement finials for a friend’s an...

6 03-28-2018 03:29 PM
View andr3w1sh's profile

To Oil or Not to Oil?

03-23-2018 08:40 PM by andr3w1sh

Hello community, I just purchased this bookshelf that comes with untreated...

17 03-28-2018 12:30 AM
View simonov's profile

Looking for poly advice

03-26-2018 02:57 PM by simonov

I have been using polyurethane finish, mostly for shop furniture. I use Minw...

13 03-28-2018 12:02 AM
View MrRon's profile

Deck preservation

03-26-2018 03:58 PM by MrRon

It has been 4 months since I completed the building of my deck. I used PT sou...

10 03-27-2018 04:06 PM
View newCOlumber's profile

Waterlox on Edge Banding

03-26-2018 08:12 PM by newCOlumber

I had a question about using Waterlox on Walnut plywood with edge banding. A...

3 03-26-2018 11:00 PM

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