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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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Finishing cedar indoor table

442 days ago by emantx10

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

7 436 days ago
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What's your favorite shop mix clear finish?

437 days ago by Robert Tutsky

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

8 436 days ago
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How long after glue-up for shellac

437 days ago by Tommy Evans

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

7 436 days ago
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bentwood rings

488 days ago by jeff robinson

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

3 437 days ago
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How do I darken the red heartwood in pine but keep the white part white?

438 days ago by pinebox

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

7 438 days ago
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gel stain experience?

439 days ago by LarryB

I’m finishing a cherry chest that I’ll post later. This is my fir...

10 438 days ago
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Charles Neil's on line finishing Class

453 days ago by a1Jim

Charles Neils new on line finishing class is now active and on line . Talkin...

9 438 days ago
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Refinishing 50 year furniture with old oil /wax

440 days ago by NEwtoowood

Help ! I was talked into (actually conned) refinishing some 50 old furniture ...

8 439 days ago
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Mineral Oil Drying Rack

440 days ago by JReed3

I make numerous cutting boards of different sizes and finish them with mi...

4 440 days ago
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weathered look

532 days ago by RH913

Hi allLooking for an easy way to make new pine look gray and weathered??Or at...

18 440 days ago
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how to mix mixol tints

445 days ago by shelly_b

Hi, I am making a cabinet/armoire for a coworker. He gave me a pic from a mag...

27 441 days ago
View BenI's profile

Finishing Cedar

441 days ago by BenI

Hi all, I’m slowly working on building a gate and small section of f...

11 441 days ago
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Finishing an End Grain Cutting Board

663 days ago by SteveGaskins

I realize the most popular product for finishing an end grain cutting board i...

14 441 days ago
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Stain won't take

583 days ago by lexxx07

stain won’t take well getting freckles need to stop my project and re-s...

84 441 days ago
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443 days ago by DHaden

My father in law was going to throw out a gallon metal container of BLO. I to...

4 443 days ago
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Best finish for solid black walnut floors?

444 days ago by yellowtruck75

What is the best durable finish that I can use for my new solid black walnut ...

6 444 days ago
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SW Kem Aqua Plus or GF Enduro Poly?

448 days ago by noone

I have been using GF Enduro White Poly on cabinetry and was wondering if Kem ...

16 444 days ago
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Anyone use untinted base paint as a substitute for spar varnish?

897 days ago by dhazelton

Like the question says – I have to sand and clear coat a wood door that...

28 445 days ago
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Raw Linseed Oil Questions..

446 days ago by flwoodie

I am making some kitchen/bar utensils, and I am trying to decide on a finish....

12 445 days ago
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The fallacy of conventional wisdom

446 days ago by Clint Searl

Conventional finishing wisdom has it that thinning a finish will increase pen...

4 445 days ago

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