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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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chemcraft plastofix light 25* and erlex 5500

04-05-2014 02:41 AM by speersy

I sprayed plastofix light 25* white on raw mdf doors (with one layer of pri...

1 04-13-2014 03:03 AM
View Rob's profile

Anyone have advice on "Burnishing Finish""?

04-03-2014 01:08 PM by Rob

I’m currently smack dab in the middle of building two large coffee tabl...

23 04-12-2014 05:40 AM
View mazzy's profile

Finishing a redwood pergola

03-30-2014 03:55 PM by mazzy

Hi, We just got done constructing a redwood pergola (new growth). After t...

4 04-11-2014 03:18 AM
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Refinishing a Beech table?

04-10-2014 04:53 PM by Sirgreggins

My aunt has asked me to refinish her kitchen table for her. I’m not 100...

3 04-10-2014 07:36 PM
View KarenNJ's profile

Need Finish Advice

04-09-2014 05:01 AM by KarenNJ

I bought a black walnut live slab to make a writing desk from the lumbershack...

21 04-10-2014 04:39 AM
View azlogger's profile

Clear coat choice

04-10-2014 12:31 AM by azlogger

Hi. As a disclaimer to start with, I know almost nothing about finishes.I hav...

8 04-10-2014 03:27 AM
View bdresch's profile

Clear finish with low fumes.

03-29-2014 09:46 PM by bdresch

I am building some shelving units out of birch ply that I wanted to finish in...

20 04-08-2014 03:39 AM
View Luke2220's profile

Shellac immediatley after Tung Oil

04-06-2014 03:33 AM by Luke2220

I swear i found a video a week or so ago where someone used tung oil on a pro...

9 04-07-2014 01:27 AM
View LiveEdge's profile

Another wipe-on vs. brush-on poly question

04-04-2014 08:17 PM by LiveEdge

I’m finishing the top of my table with oil-based poly. I had previousl...

9 04-06-2014 07:54 PM
View athomas5009's profile

Watco teak oil ?'s

04-04-2014 04:28 AM by athomas5009

I used watco teak oil to finish a few shelves I built for the kitchen cabinet...

16 04-06-2014 06:39 PM
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Maple burl stain questions

04-04-2014 11:15 PM by Ingjr

I’m about to use a powdered dye stain mixed with water to color a small...

3 04-05-2014 04:56 PM
View tjUSMC8807's profile

FNG question: Finishes. Where to even start???

04-04-2014 03:15 AM by tjUSMC8807

Good evening all. Just joined yesterday and have a broad question. Purchased...

12 04-05-2014 04:32 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Does Zinser spray shellac need to "cure", or is it done when it feels dry?

04-04-2014 02:31 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m going to spray some Zinser brand rattle can shellac onto a painted ...

9 04-05-2014 01:35 AM
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Kitchen doors painted now what?

04-04-2014 05:05 PM by Michigander

I just had all of my kitchen doors painted and I am not thrilled with...

6 04-04-2014 07:59 PM
View woodworkingdrew's profile

Stain problem

04-04-2014 04:48 PM by woodworkingdrew

So I finished the rough construction of an arbor bench I am building. I sande...

1 04-04-2014 05:20 PM
View BreadWinner's profile

Birdseye Maple Flooring - Best Finish Tips

04-01-2014 08:38 PM by BreadWinner

A good friend of mine found about 3,000 feet of 130 year old birdseye maple f...

8 04-04-2014 12:44 AM
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Nail polish remover on kitchen table

03-23-2014 11:25 PM by ravensrock

Hello everyone, My daughter spilled nail polish remover (acetone) on our k...

32 04-03-2014 08:14 PM
View Marq's profile

Red Cedar Question

04-02-2014 08:24 PM by Marq

First off I will apologize because I can’t be the first to ask this question ...

11 04-03-2014 12:19 PM
View Bieser's profile

Titebond wood filler as grain filler?

03-29-2014 02:41 AM by Bieser

So I am building a arts and crafts table out of white oak. While playing aro...

12 04-03-2014 03:58 AM
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04-02-2014 08:28 PM by JAY Made

Hey Guys, So a friend gave me some Teak wood. He gave me 4- 8/4 X 4”...

1 04-03-2014 01:18 AM

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