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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 Birch P/W and Poplar Boards to be Used Together

01-01-2016 01:21 AM by 1voyager1

Got a new Paint sprayer and am trying it out while testing the dying and stai...

2 01-01-2016 06:37 AM
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Opinions Please on Wagner HVLP Turbine unit sprayers like Flexio and Spray Max

02-21-2015 08:44 PM by JohnMcD348

I am interested in getting a general purpose, do it all setup for my around t...

3 01-01-2016 12:47 AM
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Recreating a faux finish

12-23-2015 01:14 PM by Luppercut

I found a cheap coffee table in a style that I like and I was hoping to recre...

4 12-31-2015 05:12 PM
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12-29-2015 06:42 PM by Pantherjoe

Wanting to apply a durable smooth, finish to an out-feed /assembly table. jus...

3 12-30-2015 04:53 PM
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mantel piece

12-29-2015 05:46 PM by bracco

Im building a rustic mantle out of some old 6×6 beams from old cotton gi...

3 12-29-2015 07:04 PM
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End Grain Table Top

12-28-2015 01:18 AM by rayreed

I am building an End Grain Table Top with Walnut. I have it almost put toget...

2 12-29-2015 03:17 PM
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Walnut and pore filler

12-28-2015 01:17 PM by horky

Walnut and Pore Filler I am making a dining room table. Walnut as you may ...

5 12-29-2015 01:30 AM
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Finishing Bowls with different finishes inside and outside....

11-24-2015 09:33 PM by XquietflyX

This Holiday season I’m creating three sets of salad bowls for my various ...

18 12-28-2015 07:43 PM
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Epoxy still tacky after 4 days

12-28-2015 01:17 AM by Robert212

Does anybody know a fix for epoxy that has not fully cured? It is just sligh...

12 12-28-2015 05:51 PM
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Ebony Bar Build

12-27-2015 07:13 PM by jonlan

Hi all. My wife and I are looking to start finishing the basement here short...

8 12-28-2015 02:44 PM
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Abranet Sanding Disks - User Report

12-26-2015 09:51 PM by Kazooman

I recently started a thread seeking opinions on sandpaper. One item that was...

7 12-27-2015 11:34 PM
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12-22-2015 12:13 AM by wseand

Anyone use Waterlox on counter tops. I have a job to finish a kitchen and bat...

9 12-27-2015 06:12 AM
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Pine entryway bench - filling nail holes

12-25-2015 03:08 PM by AAANDRRREW

Hi all,Pretty proud of my impromptu entryway bench I built in a few hours the...

2 12-26-2015 09:07 PM
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Wood Finish Selector

12-07-2015 04:16 AM by pjones46

Browsing the internet I found this utility which recommends finishes to use b...

6 12-26-2015 06:21 PM
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Spraying Polyurethane

12-25-2015 10:39 PM by dbw

I have a quick question: How hard is it to spray Polyurethane? I am getting b...

6 12-26-2015 02:08 PM
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how to do this finish

12-25-2015 09:50 PM by jeffswildwood

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas. I need to know how to match a finish if i...

5 12-26-2015 01:50 PM
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Qtr Sawn Oak

12-13-2015 01:19 AM by drcodfish

Hello finishing experts, I need some advice. I am making a few boxes with ...

26 12-24-2015 10:18 PM
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Where'd the varnishes go? Specifically alkyd...

12-21-2015 10:56 PM by LJRay

I’ve been to Lowes, Home Depot, Menards, Westlake, and a local woodwork...

12 12-24-2015 01:50 PM
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Putting a Finish on a Garage Cabinet

12-01-2015 12:16 AM by 1voyager1

I have rarely worried about applying a finish to my wood working projects in ...

17 12-24-2015 08:51 AM
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Water resistant bench finish

12-23-2015 08:18 PM by Gixxerjoe04

My buddy opened up a gym recently and asked if I’d build him a couple b...

12 12-24-2015 02:25 AM

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