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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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using a power planer to refinish hardwood floors

09-22-2016 02:58 AM by agallant

Does anyone have thoughts on refinishing hardwood floors with a hand held pla...

18 09-22-2016 04:38 PM
View Wade Putnam's profile

Finishing of Book Case

09-19-2016 08:02 PM by Wade Putnam

5 09-21-2016 02:42 PM
View ColonelTravis's profile

Is this cherry blotching?

09-16-2016 09:51 PM by ColonelTravis

I read about it but never see pictures. Making a little fence for my plow pla...

27 09-21-2016 02:04 AM
View Keith Kelly's profile

Questions about Australian Timber Oil. I bought 18 gallons.

09-20-2016 04:10 PM by Keith Kelly

Per this thread, I decided to use Australian Timber Oil on an outdoor grill t...

1 09-20-2016 05:03 PM
View Rustyempire's profile

So... Can I apply ArmRSeal over a wiping varnish?

09-20-2016 12:07 PM by Rustyempire

So I have an ash hardwood floor we installed ourselves that has had 3 coats a...

3 09-20-2016 02:56 PM
View JILLYMCNILLY's profile

Worried about my contractor's finishing process for poplar trim...

09-09-2016 12:03 PM by JILLYMCNILLY

Hi So I’ve hired a contractor for a 3 bedroom renovation, which is also...

18 09-19-2016 01:12 PM
View SweetTea's profile

What to use after staining before applying water based poly?

09-14-2016 11:02 AM by SweetTea

I have a small project going at the moment, basically a bookcase made out of ...

24 09-19-2016 01:04 PM
View GeoffKatz's profile

How to get consistent tone in poorly-matched cherry boards

09-15-2016 12:49 PM by GeoffKatz

Hi. I’m working on a large dresser from cherry. I had some limitation...

4 09-15-2016 03:49 PM
View Narmscr's profile

Deep grain cuts with white paint.

09-04-2016 12:36 PM by Narmscr

My girl and I keep seeing items like this in stores. We really like this ...

11 09-13-2016 12:52 PM
View Rightousdan's profile

Waterlox Finishing

09-10-2016 03:25 PM by Rightousdan

I am finishing my Hickory counter top with waterlox original and have run int...

3 09-12-2016 09:10 PM
View JeffP's profile

oil-based poly - satin over semi-gloss?

10-26-2015 12:31 PM by JeffP

First, this is not about a fine woodworking project. I have an old Ikea dres...

8 09-12-2016 07:59 PM
View GCY's profile

Polycrylic drip marks after sanding

09-12-2016 12:53 AM by GCY

Hey All,Wondering if anyone had this problem before. I applied polycrylic to...

2 09-12-2016 03:17 AM
View roulette's profile

Re-finishing a mid-century modern Danish Teak Table

09-11-2016 04:39 PM by roulette

G’day! Me and my Mrs are trying to refinish a mid-century modern dan...

1 09-12-2016 12:37 AM
View Bill White's profile

Hand held belt sander question

09-09-2016 02:38 PM by Bill White

Don’t use the hand held belt sander that often but, when I do, I have p...

15 09-11-2016 11:43 PM
View JayTay's profile

Stone inlay in oak...what the process?

09-06-2016 03:06 AM by JayTay

OK so I’m building some mission/craftsmen/arts and crafts end tables. I...

12 09-09-2016 06:59 AM
View Gerald Thompson's profile

Waterlox OSF

09-08-2016 09:02 PM by Gerald Thompson

On several finishing forums I have never seen the subject of brushing this pr...

1 09-08-2016 10:57 PM
View ckorkyrun89's profile

Spraying Kilz Primer

09-08-2016 04:03 PM by ckorkyrun89

Yesterday, I used a compressed air spray gun to spray Kilz original primer on...

3 09-08-2016 08:50 PM
View LumberNoob's profile

Cornhole Boards Finishing Issue

09-07-2016 07:51 PM by LumberNoob

I’m new to the world of woodworking and have decided recently to bu...

7 09-08-2016 11:00 AM
View MasterofSavagery's profile

Help me figure out how this was finished!

09-07-2016 12:55 PM by MasterofSavagery

I love this finish for mahogany and really want to know how its done, any hel...

2 09-07-2016 10:32 PM
View SweetTea's profile

Sanding newly built custom cabinets

09-05-2016 05:02 PM by SweetTea

I am a part time cabinet builder, been building custom cabinets for for aroun...

4 09-07-2016 09:38 PM

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