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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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Drift wood

01-31-2014 12:25 AM by mark76wa

I found a really nice piece of drift wood a year and a half ago and stuck it ...

3 01-31-2014 11:55 AM
View SteveGaskins's profile

Antique Look for Mahogany

01-18-2014 10:21 PM by SteveGaskins

Most woodworkers have seen professionals make a low boy or high boy from maho...

2 01-31-2014 03:29 AM
View SouthernBoy's profile

First time finishing

01-29-2014 11:41 PM by SouthernBoy

I have made small projects and just thrown some poly or lacquer on it and cal...

3 01-30-2014 12:35 AM
View CaptCoan's profile

sinker cypress, how to and what

01-29-2014 02:47 AM by CaptCoan

I’m new to finishing and know nothing other than brushing on a coat of ...

1 01-29-2014 03:17 AM
View RussellAP's profile

How much will it take?

01-28-2014 09:20 PM by RussellAP

I’m bidding a job to stain a deck and a wooden fence. I plan to use a w...

6 01-29-2014 02:21 AM
View bowedcurly's profile

what is one good finish that

01-28-2014 06:21 PM by bowedcurly

you can use on ething that is easy for a knucklehead like me to use, I hate f...

12 01-29-2014 01:30 AM
View CharlesNeil's profile

Wanted 2 newbies

01-28-2014 03:52 PM by CharlesNeil

I do a little on line finishing class, and I need some feed back… The f...

10 01-28-2014 06:01 PM
View Targa's profile

Need Goof-Proof Finishing Recommendations

01-27-2014 04:38 PM by Targa

I’m getting closer to completing my first woodworking project – a...

19 01-28-2014 12:24 PM
View Charlie75's profile

Poplar stained to look like oak

01-27-2014 11:50 AM by Charlie75

I am almost finished with the construction of a storage cabinet to go in our ...

7 01-27-2014 07:23 PM
View Bob Areddy's profile

"Dry" spot when using brush lacquer

01-14-2014 08:56 PM by Bob Areddy

This is driving me nuts. Trying to coat a panel, and about a dime size spot ...

5 01-27-2014 02:48 PM
View Grumpy's profile

Help With Wood Priming & Protection

01-27-2014 01:08 AM by Grumpy

Hi LumberjocksI need some help with a problem regarding some doors I have alm...

5 01-27-2014 03:40 AM
View ant17r's profile

Prime and Paint before or after the build?

01-24-2014 09:19 AM by ant17r

Hi Everyone,I’m very new to wood working (other than a few basic work b...

6 01-25-2014 12:36 PM
View dawsonbob's profile

Yet another steel wool and vinegar question

01-22-2014 05:59 AM by dawsonbob

Hi. My second project is kind of based on my first, which looks like this:You...

40 01-25-2014 04:41 AM
View Steve Kreins's profile

Polyurethane or Varnish?

01-23-2014 11:44 PM by Steve Kreins

Marc on Wood Whisperer uses a mixture 50% mineral spirits with his food safe ...

5 01-24-2014 05:48 PM
View Cruiszr's profile

Painting over laminate

01-24-2014 05:13 AM by Cruiszr

I picked up some base cabinets for my shop from a remoldeled Dr’s o...

3 01-24-2014 02:53 PM
View keninblaine's profile

Create a matte finish on satin lacquer

01-18-2014 09:07 PM by keninblaine

I have used satin lacquer on my desk project, but find it a little too glossy...

9 01-24-2014 01:38 AM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Finishing an ash table to match (or complement) my beech/plywood chairs

01-24-2014 01:00 AM by HarveyDunn

I’m taking a shop class this semester. Our assignment: design and build...

1 01-24-2014 01:28 AM
View Vinnie's profile

Does anyone have tips on wood dyes?

01-22-2014 09:23 PM by Vinnie

I cut out word art signs on my scroll saw and and I want to finish some wit...

22 01-24-2014 01:11 AM
View Jetboater's profile

How to finish dining room table top with 2 leaves?

01-19-2014 07:21 PM by Jetboater

I need to refinish a dining room table top with 2 leaves. Solid natural cher...

3 01-23-2014 11:52 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Finishing Padauk

11-08-2012 12:45 PM by RussellAP

I have a really nice piece of Padauk that I’ve glued up and sanded to 1...

12 01-23-2014 10:43 PM

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