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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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Weathered Finish

36 days ago by mel_lissa this vanity is Alder...

4 36 days ago
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White Residue in Leopard Wood Grain

54 days ago by Tedster

Just messing around with some leopard wood for the first time, I discovered t...

15 36 days ago
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BLO + Turpentine

38 days ago by siavosh

A couple simple questions:1. What’s the benefit of mixing Turpentine wi...

7 36 days ago
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Refinishing beat up pine stairs. Solid stain?

38 days ago by Canofworms

So, I will likely replace these treads in a few years, but until that time I ...

1 37 days ago
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What is this brush called in English?

61 days ago by srzsrz

This type of brush is called a blokkwast (i.e. “block brush”) in ...

7 37 days ago
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question on ability to be near heat

40 days ago by capstar

Hi all, I am in the process of making some wood carved inserts for a fireplac...

3 37 days ago
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danish oil finish

38 days ago by Thomas berkey

I have used wacto Danish oil finish for a few projects and I like the results...

3 38 days ago
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lacquer finishing and beyond

41 days ago by BubingaBill

I’m new to using lacquer and I don’t know what you do after the f...

5 38 days ago
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How to seal reclaimed cypress log

39 days ago by Kathyw

I have a 5’ section of a reclaimed cypress log that I will be using for...

2 38 days ago
View whitesferry's profile

how can i mix or find this finish

39 days ago by whitesferry

im making a table with the same type of wood how do i get that color ? stain?

4 39 days ago
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Stain Treated Wood or Wait

41 days ago by jrsox

Just finished two benches that will go beside my patio slab. They each have ...

8 40 days ago
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Vinegar and Steel Wool Ebonizing

48 days ago by JADobson

I’m trying a steel wool and vinegar finish on spf and I’m not get...

11 40 days ago
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can i mix

40 days ago by whitesferry

can i mix watco danish oil natural together with minwax golden pecan stain ...

3 40 days ago
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Finishing/preserving distressed old wood

519 days ago by sethb

I brought this old piece of wood home because I like the grey weathering and ...

6 40 days ago
View Ron Ford's profile

Polyurethane Over Spar Varnish?

156 days ago by Ron Ford

I just finished turning a segmented bowl that includes a number of pieces of ...

10 41 days ago
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Lacquer for a bar finish?

42 days ago by crank49

I recently remodeled a home. I contracted the cabinet work because my shop is...

6 42 days ago
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HF HVLP Gravity Feed Spray Gun Coupon

42 days ago by DiggerJ

Just got this in my email, and thought someone might be able to get some use....

0 42 days ago
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Purple Table OH NO

42 days ago by Dj1225

So I was asked by a friend to take some really crappy old pine, that came fro...

1 42 days ago
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Best (spray can) Finish for Something You Know Will Get Wet?

43 days ago by jonah

I’m building a small home for my waterstones for when I sharpen, and ob...

2 43 days ago
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What do they cost?

44 days ago by RussellAP

I found a guy here in town who’s father owns a construction company. He...

11 43 days ago

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