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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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What to use after staining before applying water based poly?

09-14-2016 11:02 AM by SweetTea

I have a small project going at the moment, basically a bookcase made out of ...

24 09-19-2016 01:04 PM
View GeoffKatz's profile

How to get consistent tone in poorly-matched cherry boards

09-15-2016 12:49 PM by GeoffKatz

Hi. I’m working on a large dresser from cherry. I had some limitation...

4 09-15-2016 03:49 PM
View Narmscr's profile

Deep grain cuts with white paint.

09-04-2016 12:36 PM by Narmscr

My girl and I keep seeing items like this in stores. We really like this ...

11 09-13-2016 12:52 PM
View Rightousdan's profile

Waterlox Finishing

09-10-2016 03:25 PM by Rightousdan

I am finishing my Hickory counter top with waterlox original and have run int...

3 09-12-2016 09:10 PM
View JeffP's profile

oil-based poly - satin over semi-gloss?

10-26-2015 12:31 PM by JeffP

First, this is not about a fine woodworking project. I have an old Ikea dres...

8 09-12-2016 07:59 PM
View GCY's profile

Polycrylic drip marks after sanding

09-12-2016 12:53 AM by GCY

Hey All,Wondering if anyone had this problem before. I applied polycrylic to...

2 09-12-2016 03:17 AM
View roulette's profile

Re-finishing a mid-century modern Danish Teak Table

09-11-2016 04:39 PM by roulette

G’day! Me and my Mrs are trying to refinish a mid-century modern dan...

1 09-12-2016 12:37 AM
View Bill White's profile

Hand held belt sander question

09-09-2016 02:38 PM by Bill White

Don’t use the hand held belt sander that often but, when I do, I have p...

15 09-11-2016 11:43 PM
View JayTay's profile

Stone inlay in oak...what the process?

09-06-2016 03:06 AM by JayTay

OK so I’m building some mission/craftsmen/arts and crafts end tables. I...

12 09-09-2016 06:59 AM
View Gerald Thompson's profile

Waterlox OSF

09-08-2016 09:02 PM by Gerald Thompson

On several finishing forums I have never seen the subject of brushing this pr...

1 09-08-2016 10:57 PM
View ckorkyrun89's profile

Spraying Kilz Primer

09-08-2016 04:03 PM by ckorkyrun89

Yesterday, I used a compressed air spray gun to spray Kilz original primer on...

3 09-08-2016 08:50 PM
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Cornhole Boards Finishing Issue

09-07-2016 07:51 PM by LumberNoob

I’m new to the world of woodworking and have decided recently to bu...

7 09-08-2016 11:00 AM
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Help me figure out how this was finished!

09-07-2016 12:55 PM by MasterofSavagery

I love this finish for mahogany and really want to know how its done, any hel...

2 09-07-2016 10:32 PM
View SweetTea's profile

Sanding newly built custom cabinets

09-05-2016 05:02 PM by SweetTea

I am a part time cabinet builder, been building custom cabinets for for aroun...

4 09-07-2016 09:38 PM
View sawedoff's profile

Spraying lacquer over lacquered cabinets

09-07-2016 04:52 PM by sawedoff

Helping a friend out. He has a cherry stain on his cabinets with what I bel...

4 09-07-2016 07:46 PM
View CharlesNeil's profile

Trace Coating ... Dont Miss This .unless you like to sand

08-25-2016 07:48 PM by CharlesNeil

As most out here know, I have been known to finish a piece or 2 , and almost ...

28 09-07-2016 04:23 PM
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How should I finish walnut furniture without oil based products?

08-30-2016 08:45 PM by StoopidMonkey81

Hi Everybody, I’m an amateur woodworker and would like some advise o...

48 09-06-2016 11:34 PM
View willhime's profile

End Grain cutting board lines

09-06-2016 06:57 AM by willhime

I’ve read and tried various methods on removing lines from my end grain...

7 09-06-2016 10:18 PM
View Sabre's profile

Need help repairing cigarette smoke damage to oak roll top desk

08-27-2016 04:06 PM by Sabre

Father past away and left my wife and I a large oak roll top desk he and mom ...

17 09-06-2016 05:02 PM
View ilyac's profile

Cherry Finish: Shellac + Glaze + Poly help

09-05-2016 01:14 PM by ilyac

Hi Everyone, I am working on finishing my set of night stands (latest blog...

8 09-05-2016 08:13 PM

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