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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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staining red oak with lots of sapwood

05-14-2016 09:37 PM by trsnider

The oak I’m using to build a bed has large portions of sapwood along wi...

4 05-14-2016 11:27 PM
View Dj1225's profile

Boiled Linseed Oil over Trans Tint

05-12-2016 04:34 PM by Dj1225

I am making a dining table for a friend out of walnut and ash. The base is wa...

1 05-12-2016 05:17 PM
View Porterhouse's profile

Epoxy to stabilize cracks in Mesquite

05-09-2016 02:37 AM by Porterhouse

Hey all, I am building a 2in thick mesquite dining table and want to use e...

7 05-11-2016 11:21 PM
View BluddyNukkles's profile

Guidance on finishes from Vietnam manufactured furniture

05-11-2016 05:02 PM by BluddyNukkles

I’ve been searching the forums and web for some info on these &...

2 05-11-2016 07:38 PM
View SB14's profile

What to use for Cedar Porch Sealer after mold problems

05-10-2016 03:59 PM by SB14

We built a cedar porch three years ago (we live in VA and the porch is north ...

2 05-11-2016 01:41 AM
View IllusiveLemon's profile

Need help finishing adirondack chairs!!

05-10-2016 04:00 PM by IllusiveLemon

Hello! I’m making two adirondack chairs for my parents. I would like to...

0 05-10-2016 04:00 PM
View mspain77's profile

"Stain" looks like solid paint

05-10-2016 12:06 AM by mspain77

Hey guys,So I’m finishing up my Mother’s Day project (I know I...

3 05-10-2016 02:19 PM
View trsnider's profile

shellac seal coat screw up?

05-10-2016 02:40 AM by trsnider

I tell y’all what—ya jest gotta be thinkin all the time—no ...

1 05-10-2016 03:04 AM
View jesinfla's profile

Final coat of something over hi-gloss paint?

05-08-2016 02:59 PM by jesinfla

I’ve never finished any real wood piece, so this is my first and I woul...

2 05-09-2016 12:32 AM
View greenthumb's profile

General Finisishes Gel Stain Issues

05-07-2016 09:39 PM by greenthumb

Guys, I am a newbie, and need some advice. My project is kitchen cabinet ...

7 05-08-2016 02:44 PM
View RootandBranch's profile

Finishing Big Box Store Cedar

05-05-2016 03:46 PM by RootandBranch

Made some beer caddies out of cedar from the big orange store. Give aways th...

4 05-07-2016 12:35 PM
View CharlesA's profile

Graco HVLP 4900 Turbine--need some advice

05-06-2016 01:37 PM by CharlesA

so, I’m doing okay with my cheapie Summit HVLP system, but I’m go...

1 05-06-2016 06:33 PM
View tommyc325's profile

Final Coat of Polyurethane

05-06-2016 02:04 AM by tommyc325

Hi Everyone I about 4 hours ago I applied my third coat of polyurethane to...

12 05-06-2016 03:20 PM
View docspencer's profile

Finish for Outdoor White Oak Adirondack - oh and counter-sink holes?

05-04-2016 02:47 PM by docspencer

I’m about done assembling a white oak adirondack for our back deck and ...

3 05-04-2016 03:21 PM
View yellowtruck75's profile

Best finish for walnut floors

05-03-2016 01:31 PM by yellowtruck75

I will be sanding and finishing my walnut floors at the end of May. I need s...

1 05-04-2016 01:11 PM
View MichiganKeel's profile

Walnut table top finish trouble

05-02-2016 01:56 PM by MichiganKeel

I built a table top from book-matched walnut slabs. I coated it with BLO bec...

6 05-02-2016 09:48 PM
View myxology's profile

Wipe on Poly - Where have you been all my life?

04-16-2016 06:42 PM by myxology

I just made my first attempt with wipe on poly. I have painted some shelves I...

9 05-02-2016 06:03 PM
View leftcoaster's profile

efficiently finishing a table top

05-02-2016 03:07 PM by leftcoaster

I’m making my first tables (two night stands) and am approaching the fi...

9 05-02-2016 05:56 PM
View PMKwoodworking's profile

Wipe on poly urethane problems

05-01-2016 10:49 PM by PMKwoodworking

I am attempting to finish a dining table I recently finished building. I ha...

2 05-01-2016 11:36 PM
View Pitt's profile

porch floors and spar urethane

05-01-2016 11:28 AM by Pitt

I’m refinishing 2 floors – one is our front porch, the other a sc...

6 05-01-2016 09:29 PM

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