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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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Grain filler before or after staining

03-31-2013 01:08 AM by Purrmaster

This is both a question and meant to be informative. I’m using white o...

12 08-27-2015 01:59 AM
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Finishing Palletwood Wall with Earlex 5500

08-25-2015 03:32 AM by nogeel

My wife and I are doing a palletwood accent wall in our house. We are going t...

8 08-26-2015 07:20 PM
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Finishing driftwood

08-25-2015 11:38 PM by Bugnurd

Hi Lumberjocks,I’m about to throw together a coatrack using this piece ...

3 08-26-2015 05:04 PM
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Smooth surface

08-25-2015 02:25 PM by Jujitsu

So I’m working w/live edge cherry I got from a local lumber yard. The ...

13 08-26-2015 02:29 PM
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Water/Swamp Gum Epoxy repair Gone Wrong?

08-23-2015 09:08 PM by robscastle

I had a slab length of Water/Swamp Gum a friend and I used to make a breakfas...

5 08-25-2015 12:12 AM
View bygrace's profile

Dining room set striped and ready, but...

08-23-2015 08:21 PM by bygrace

A friend recently asked me to refinish a dining room set for her. I wanted th...

2 08-24-2015 11:47 PM
View robscastle's profile

Using a round over bit on timber

08-21-2015 06:30 AM by robscastle

I used a 2” round over bit on some Kitchen workbench legs. It worked...

10 08-22-2015 10:26 AM
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Blotch Control on Cherry if finishing with Boiled Linseed Oil

08-21-2015 11:38 PM by ScottKaye

I have never used BLO but I have seen the results some of you achieve with BL...

2 08-21-2015 11:54 PM
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Oak Stools - Darkening Stain

08-20-2015 02:54 AM by Mugsy

Built these for someone else, and they want them to go with some other furnit...

2 08-21-2015 10:46 PM
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Polyshades... not quite what I expected

08-28-2012 07:37 PM by megaroo612

Hi guys, So i finally finished a desk that I had made and decided to stain...

21 08-20-2015 03:02 PM
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How to remove fingerprints from stained wood?

08-19-2015 10:19 PM by Trey

So, I built a cabinet for a customer. She started to stain it, and fingerpri...

1 08-19-2015 10:41 PM
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Gluing Felt to a Poly Finish

08-18-2015 11:53 AM by TheLastDeadMouse

I’m making a bocce ball carrier for my brother who’ll be my best ...

4 08-19-2015 12:09 AM
View Don's profile

What happened to my wooden statues??

08-18-2015 01:11 PM by Don

Hey folks, a friend of mine brought back a couple of wooden statues from Cuba...

2 08-18-2015 08:55 PM
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Conditioner? Spar Varnish?

08-18-2015 01:19 AM by Helpless

I just finished stripping a century worth of paint, varnish, and stain off m...

7 08-18-2015 01:09 PM
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Oil base polyurethane

08-16-2015 04:20 PM by Polock2

I am finishing a storage bed for my Granddaughter and I am using a pecan oil ...

7 08-17-2015 07:32 PM
View txsawyer's profile

Grain Filler

08-15-2015 08:08 PM by txsawyer

I am working on a kitchen/dinning table made with red oak. As all you pros kn...

4 08-16-2015 12:09 AM
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08-12-2015 05:14 PM by WoodScrap

Hi All, I just finished a blanket chest project made from Sapele. I used ...

13 08-15-2015 02:20 AM
View dschlic1's profile

Best finishe for white oak outside

08-14-2015 05:26 PM by dschlic1

I know that there will probably be as many answers to this questions as there...

7 08-15-2015 02:01 AM
View Crickett's profile

Advice on HVLP's please!!

08-11-2015 04:05 PM by Crickett

I just finished a project with many small parts and intricacies that has left...

8 08-14-2015 06:19 AM
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Aging Pine

08-11-2015 07:51 PM by WadeHolloway

I know pine like cherry will age and to me it looks better after it has aged ...

11 08-13-2015 07:33 PM

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