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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 commercial coffee bar?

425 days ago by Ben

I’m finishing up a custom cabinet/bar job for a small coffee shop.The c...

5 422 days ago
View woodcox's profile

In need of a sea worthy finish.

423 days ago by woodcox

My father retired to the Oregon coast a few years ago and has since taken up ...

8 423 days ago
View danoaz's profile

Red Oak Garden Bench Seat

423 days ago by danoaz

Novice here – See photo of red oak garden bench that I built for my wif...

7 423 days ago
View JesseTutt's profile

does water based poly have problems with humidity?

424 days ago by JesseTutt

Usually I work with oil based finishes and will not spray in high humidity. ...

4 423 days ago
View PaulfromVictor's profile

Creating Black stains in red oak from steel nails.

428 days ago by PaulfromVictor

I want to use steel nails in red oak to create black stains, or even better b...

12 424 days ago
View Scott Seganti's profile

Leftover Home Made Finish

424 days ago by Scott Seganti

I recently started mixing my own finishes and had a question about storing th...

2 424 days ago
View noone's profile

Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd Enamel vs. Pro Classic Acrylic Latex Enamel

424 days ago by noone

What is the difference between these two paints? Sherwin Williams Pro Clas...

4 424 days ago
View Peteyb's profile

Finishing a Maple Crib

433 days ago by Peteyb

Here is a crib that I have made for are next little one. I am also making ...

13 424 days ago
View grenger's profile

strawberries stain on cutting board

549 days ago by grenger

HELP!did a cutting board with maple and purple-heart… i finished it with bees...

20 424 days ago
View egresor's profile

additional tung oil application effects on a specific wood piece

425 days ago by egresor

hi, i just found the forum using a search and figure you guys would probab...

0 425 days ago
View lateralus819's profile

Finishing sapele- poly/pumice/rottenstone?

425 days ago by lateralus819

I’m nearing the end of my poly coats, yet i still see grain, where as t...

2 425 days ago
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Deck Finish

425 days ago by jackthelab

Advice needed: Has anyone used any of the products for deck restoration? Th...

4 425 days ago
View noone's profile

cheap water based primer?

425 days ago by noone

I’ve been using Zinsser BIN as a primer on bare wood, but i’m get...

5 425 days ago
View dobro23's profile

revisiting polyshades for specific reasons.

428 days ago by dobro23

The situation is that my project is made of cheap 1/8” not real wood pa...

7 426 days ago
View Dj1225's profile

Finishish for outdoor walnut chairs

428 days ago by Dj1225

Hi everyone,I would like to ask some advice on what would be the best way to...

7 426 days ago
View Blackie_'s profile

Finishing for Purpleheart and Rosewood (Bubinga)

427 days ago by Blackie_

Needing some assistance finishing a project, normally on all of my projects I...

11 426 days ago
View Charlie's profile

Green Hemlock board & batten - finishing schedule ?

427 days ago by Charlie

OK, so I’ve started putting up 1” thick rough sawn hemlock boards...

1 426 days ago
View JesseTutt's profile

time between shellac and water poly finish?

427 days ago by JesseTutt

I am trimming out a window with 1/4” oak veneer ply. I want to use she...

11 427 days ago
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Existing Kitchen Cabinets

429 days ago by MOJOE

My girlfriend purchased a home a few months ago, and the cabinets are a littl...

9 427 days ago
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Dang I hate sanding!

429 days ago by MT_Stringer

Just sayin: :-) ROS with dust collector connected to it. Air filtration un...

15 428 days ago

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