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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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Finish for log bench

425 days ago by watermark

I made this bench for a neighbour over the weekend. The log was from a Norfo...

6 425 days ago
View dschlic1's profile

Finishing recommendations for a beginner

431 days ago by dschlic1

I am building a cabinet that will function as an AV Center. Most of the cabin...

14 426 days ago
View Vodo's profile

Opinions on finishing this project.

428 days ago by Vodo

My friend has a lot of liquor in her basement. Said liquor is in a lot of bot...

11 427 days ago
View Dave Owen's profile

Topcoating Fumed Oak

427 days ago by Dave Owen

Yesterday I tried fuming a white oak mission-style clock using 10% ammonia fo...

6 427 days ago
View watermark's profile

Perfecting poly finish??

467 days ago by watermark

I am working on a coffee table made with a cross cut slab so the top is all e...

18 428 days ago
View fredj's profile

Watco Oil and Polyurethane Mystery

428 days ago by fredj

For many years one of my favorite finishes for interior tables has been a coa...

2 428 days ago
View hookedonmission's profile

Watco Satin Oil

428 days ago by hookedonmission

Does anybody know where I might find a stash of Watco Satin oil. Not Danish o...

1 428 days ago
View matt123's profile

Shellac as a base coat

433 days ago by matt123

Hello, I recently tried using shellac as a basecoat under an arm r seal to...

26 429 days ago
View Kean's profile

Which first? Spar Varnish or Poly?

431 days ago by Kean

I’ve got a piece of camp furniture that I will be finishing with spray ...

10 429 days ago
View Gene Howe's profile

HVLP Question

431 days ago by Gene Howe

I have an unused and inexpensive HVLP unit with which I want to spray Defthan...

5 431 days ago
View MarktheWoodButcher's profile

Timbermate won't take Tung Oil finish

432 days ago by MarktheWoodButcher

Folks, I used walnut colored timbermate on black walnut drawer fronts. I san...

4 431 days ago
View markswoodcraft's profile

Wood Conditioner as a Finish?

433 days ago by markswoodcraft

Hi Everyone, I am working on a valet box made of maple, and I was wonderin...

6 431 days ago
View CLWidener's profile

Finishing red oak?

432 days ago by CLWidener

I am at the finishing stages of a Morris chair made out of red oak. I want t...

3 431 days ago
View bclark2's profile

mahogany gunstock finish?

433 days ago by bclark2

I have recently started making a gunstock out of mahogany. I have been trying...

2 432 days ago
View droppedtuning's profile

paint left in saw marks

433 days ago by droppedtuning

help me out here my more knowledgeable friends: i need to make this rough s...

2 433 days ago
View emantx10's profile

Finishing cedar indoor table

439 days ago by emantx10

I am finishing a 80”x44” cedar dining room table. (cedar is from...

7 433 days ago
View Robert Tutsky's profile

What's your favorite shop mix clear finish?

435 days ago by Robert Tutsky

Lately I have been using General Finishes Arm-R-Seal (gloss) wipe on finish a...

8 434 days ago
View Tommy Evans's profile

How long after glue-up for shellac

434 days ago by Tommy Evans

I just completed my first 2 drawers for a kitchen base cabinet. These are rep...

7 434 days ago
View jeff robinson's profile

bentwood rings

486 days ago by jeff robinson

For those who make bentwood rings I have a question. When applying the ca glu...

3 435 days ago
View pinebox's profile

How do I darken the red heartwood in pine but keep the white part white?

436 days ago by pinebox

I have a pine board for a wooden box I’d like to make that has a pretty...

7 436 days ago

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