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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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Lacquer repair on a dresser

07-29-2016 01:39 AM by Imadude1134

I had some non-acetone spill on a dresser that is less than a year old. I kno...

6 07-31-2016 04:24 AM
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Boiled Linseed Oil and Polyurethane

07-26-2016 05:22 PM by monkeyman83

I have a question for anyone who can answer it out there. I love using boile...

18 07-29-2016 09:06 PM
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Acacia dining room table - how to best stain it and bring out its grain

07-28-2016 12:29 PM by heinrich

Hello everyone I have recently made an acacia dining room table (white...

3 07-29-2016 08:23 PM
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Glueing or Varnish first on my 'fishbench'?

07-29-2016 01:39 AM by Graem Lourens

Hi Everybody. I’m new at woodworking and have been building various ...

12 07-29-2016 08:12 PM
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LVLP and Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane

07-26-2016 02:38 AM by jhillyer

does anyone have any experience spraying Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane? i am ...

7 07-28-2016 01:29 PM
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Staining Nursery Furniture

07-27-2016 07:22 PM by CAM2016

My wife and I just found out that we are expecting our first child this Decem...

12 07-28-2016 03:04 AM
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Cherry & Mahogany Cabinet

07-27-2016 04:25 PM by McFly

I’m making a sliding shelving cabinet for a bathroom and the client sel...

9 07-28-2016 01:13 AM
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Mckloskey spar varnish

07-27-2016 02:22 PM by jwmalone

Hello guys/gals. I use a lot of spar varnish, mostly cabbots. Now years ago I...

5 07-27-2016 05:59 PM
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Remove Scratch from Table

07-25-2016 12:56 AM by pnewelljr

I just purchased a solid walnut table, and day 1 my spouse gets a nice scratc...

19 07-25-2016 09:21 PM
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finish applier tool

07-24-2016 05:21 AM by treesner

what’s this thing? he squeezes out finish then rubs it down http...

2 07-24-2016 07:00 PM
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Motivated to fix this reclaimed table. Tips needed!

07-24-2016 01:47 PM by NewbieNatalie

Complete woodworking novice here. I’ve always wanted to g...

3 07-24-2016 02:24 PM
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What is going to happen now?

07-23-2016 11:16 PM by Plain

I dyed a hardmaple table top with water based dye and applied ArmRSeal which ...

5 07-24-2016 03:45 AM
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Shellac and humidity

07-23-2016 06:01 PM by bbasiaga

It’s a warm (90F) and 80% humidity day. Was planning to spray shellac ...

2 07-23-2016 09:58 PM
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Shellac...can or flakes

01-14-2016 12:20 PM by TinWhiskers

I have never used shellac. Would like to try on an indoor item over linseed ...

14 07-23-2016 05:25 PM
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Aging Wood and Cat Urine

07-17-2016 06:02 PM by juann

First things first. I’m new in the forum, so hello everyone and thanks ...

12 07-20-2016 12:51 PM
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walnut countertop finish

08-01-2013 08:01 AM by scottdarr

I am building countertops for our kitchen out of walnut , i think i will be u...

18 07-18-2016 08:22 PM
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Remodeled Built-in Entry way

07-16-2016 03:16 PM by Ace75

A few months ago I was approached by a co-worker who recently bought a new ca...

4 07-17-2016 07:54 PM
View TinWhiskers's profile

Filling voids (knot, cracks) a different way.

07-16-2016 04:10 PM by TinWhiskers

Put ample amount of epoxy in void. Smear a bit along the perimeter. Instead...

16 07-16-2016 06:33 PM
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Need help on choosing a finish

07-16-2016 04:30 AM by shortyski13

I’m making a hardwood coffee table, and afterwards plan on a dining roo...

3 07-16-2016 12:29 PM
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Cloverdale PX Lacquer Primer

06-25-2016 03:28 AM by uMinded

What is the proper way of using this stuff?! I read the label and MSDS sheet ...

3 07-16-2016 05:25 AM

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