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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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Tips for finishing a redwood bench swing

06-20-2014 10:53 PM by Jeepin85CJ7

I just finished making a bench swing out of reclaimed red wood. I am planning...

2 07-11-2014 02:37 AM
View madrafter's profile

Couple of small burrs on poly finish

07-08-2014 02:36 PM by madrafter

Hey all,First post on here, I have lurked in the past but finally joined. I ...

8 07-09-2014 06:55 PM
View Hatefly's profile

Pine Slat Bench Finishing

07-01-2014 08:34 PM by Hatefly

Hello all, So I have completed my most complex project – A slat benc...

11 07-08-2014 08:11 PM
View Tapefreak's profile

New table with water based conditioner, want to use oil

07-07-2014 03:06 PM by Tapefreak

Hi all, this is my first post to the forum and I’m excited to be part o...

6 07-08-2014 05:59 PM
View birgertime's profile

First time- would appreciate any advice

07-04-2014 04:02 PM by birgertime

I bought what looks to me like a very nice black walnut slab and am going to ...

18 07-08-2014 02:44 PM
View jimmyhopps's profile

Quantity of dye/solvant to use for 2 sides of a 6'x3' table

07-05-2014 03:46 PM by jimmyhopps

How much dye/solvant mix do folks generally mix up at a time for a piece abou...

3 07-07-2014 03:46 AM
View knotscott's profile

Would a light color stain work as a wood conditioner to control blotching?

07-05-2014 11:44 PM by knotscott

The title pretty much says it all. Has anyone ever tried a lighter color sta...

9 07-06-2014 03:19 PM
View Sawdust2012's profile

bubbles in polyacrylic

07-05-2014 11:43 AM by Sawdust2012

I am applying multiple coats of polyacrylic to a maple bowl, not because I wa...

5 07-05-2014 05:30 PM
View Russell Eck's profile

Achieving modern walnut look

07-02-2014 12:05 PM by Russell Eck

Hi everyone, this is my first post on lumberjocks! I’m not sure if this...

17 07-05-2014 10:20 AM
View danoaz's profile

Dark splotches on Western Cedar

07-03-2014 06:31 PM by danoaz

Is anyone here familiar with the dark splotches on Western Cedar ? It almost...

1 07-05-2014 03:24 AM
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Need Finish Suggestions For Outdoor Picnic Table Made From Western Red Cedar

07-04-2014 03:10 PM by Targa

I’m finishing up building a picnic table and benches for outdoor use ma...

2 07-05-2014 03:15 AM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

Buffing with brown paper bag?

07-03-2014 12:09 AM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey everyone, I am about to put my last coat of minwax wipe on oil-based s...

13 07-04-2014 01:41 PM
View steve's profile

Old Canadian made Table Re - Re - Finish

06-27-2014 12:03 AM by steve

I have a Table Top in for a re-finish. The Table was originally a high glo...

3 07-04-2014 12:33 AM
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How to care for Water-based clear lacquer sealant

08-03-2012 02:25 PM by louisw

I purchased a table which is described as having “Water-based clear lac...

7 07-03-2014 08:01 PM
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06-30-2014 08:22 PM by kimosawboy

Hello all.I have two burl slabs that I’m working on. Cherry, and Cedar....

2 07-03-2014 11:55 AM
View lexxx07's profile

Parawood Nightmare

06-30-2014 03:29 PM by lexxx07

Need to know all that is known about finishing parawood it is the blotchiest ...

7 07-03-2014 05:12 AM
View JBorfair's profile

Small filling problem.

07-02-2014 04:39 AM by JBorfair

Hello fellow Lumberjocks:I am brand new to the forum (but not the site) so I...

7 07-02-2014 05:36 PM
View JoeRPhilly's profile

How would you finish it?

07-02-2014 03:33 PM by JoeRPhilly

I’ve been working on this toy box/blanket chest for my daughter. Made...

3 07-02-2014 04:00 PM
View Scootles's profile

Sandpaper supplier?

06-30-2014 09:50 PM by Scootles

Where do you guys get sandpaper? Its so damn pricey at the big box stores. I...

20 07-02-2014 03:23 PM
View woodworkingdrew's profile

ben moore vs kelly moore

06-24-2014 02:07 AM by woodworkingdrew

West coast folks- I am getting ready to paint a closet shoe rack. I would lik...

1 07-01-2014 11:37 PM

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