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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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Finishing poplar kitchen table top

08-09-2016 04:00 PM by sadams

No, poplar is not the best choice for a kitchen table top. Considering the h...

4 08-15-2016 12:47 PM
View Kirk650's profile

Dark stain on Hard Maple

08-06-2016 10:31 PM by Kirk650

I’ve got plenty of scraps to work with, and I’ll get started on M...

10 08-14-2016 01:27 PM
View Chris Radvansky's profile

Wood Glue + Primer = To Sand or Not to Sand

08-12-2016 03:54 PM by Chris Radvansky

hey everyone, I just finished glueing up a barn door but got some glue on ...

3 08-14-2016 03:26 AM
View AmericanPatriot's profile

Need some finishing advice

08-11-2016 02:13 PM by AmericanPatriot

I’m fairly new to woodworking (been doing it less than a year) and like...

5 08-11-2016 03:13 PM
View weathersfuori's profile

light patch in dark stain on red oak

08-10-2016 11:03 AM by weathersfuori

This forum has been a huge help to me, and the few times I’ve posted I&...

13 08-11-2016 11:49 AM
View romeege's profile

best filler for red oak bark inclusion

05-17-2016 05:25 PM by romeege

Hi- I am finishing my red oak bark inclusion tabletop and I need to fill some...

9 08-10-2016 06:49 PM
View Rich Simon's profile

When can I finish the bottom of a giant slab?

08-10-2016 11:27 AM by Rich Simon

Working on a garden bench whose sapele top is 20” wide, 4’ long a...

3 08-10-2016 01:54 PM
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HELP!! Osmo Oil not drying

08-09-2016 11:51 AM by albachippie

Hi all. Can anyone help me PLEASE!! I am fitting a new kitchen in my o...

3 08-09-2016 09:23 PM
View Evangogh's profile

Non-toxic finishes?

08-08-2016 10:05 PM by Evangogh

A friend of mine wants me to make him a few smoking pipes and I had a questio...

6 08-09-2016 07:01 PM
View shwoodnt's profile

Watco Danish Oil Finish in kitchen without adding a clear coat?

08-08-2016 07:26 PM by shwoodnt

In my kitchen will be drawer fronts and cupboard doors of maple, aspen, and a...

4 08-09-2016 04:09 AM
View DBordello's profile

Repairing hole drilled through face

08-06-2016 11:41 PM by DBordello

Although I was aware (and dreading) of the possibility, while drilling throug...

24 08-08-2016 01:14 AM
View ears's profile

what finish over vinyl?

08-07-2016 01:01 AM by ears

I have a project where I need to apply a clear gloss finish over a vinyl stic...

2 08-07-2016 05:58 AM
View Hawkes's profile

Simple finish? or not....

08-05-2016 10:57 PM by Hawkes

Hello everyone. I’ve finished building my daughter’s new desk. ...

1 08-06-2016 04:52 PM
View awlee's profile

covering bug trails

08-04-2016 08:32 PM by awlee

Can I ask for some suggestions? I have some beautiful maple that I’m u...

3 08-06-2016 12:57 PM
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Caring for Antique Furniture - Need Advice

07-28-2016 09:01 PM by Tricorn

I received this antique piece of furniture as a gift. I am unsure of the age,...

6 08-06-2016 12:40 AM
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Anyway to bring back Shellawax Cream that has gotten hard?

08-05-2016 11:38 PM by Hacksaw007

I don’t make a lot of pens any more and I went to make some to find out...

1 08-06-2016 12:13 AM
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Is My "BLO" D-R-Y?

08-05-2016 12:11 AM by jayseedub

I’m wrapping up a Walnut Slab Dining Table. Sanded it. Put BLO on it,...

9 08-05-2016 09:52 PM
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08-03-2016 10:29 PM by jwmalone

I have to repair a coffee table for a customer. She bought it online had it s...

17 08-05-2016 02:25 PM
View Gwell's profile

Fixing a bad polyurethane job

08-04-2016 09:19 PM by Gwell

I built a mini arcade with my son and painted it black. I applied some water ...

3 08-05-2016 01:11 AM
View JSThoreau's profile

How often does exterior polyurethane need reapplication?

08-04-2016 02:21 PM by JSThoreau

I just finished sanding down and finishing a T & G exterior ceiling with ...

2 08-04-2016 05:51 PM

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