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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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Drafting table repair and/or refinish

07-16-2015 03:13 PM by Quixxo

I just bought a neat drafting table. I don’t know how old it is –...

4 07-17-2015 11:24 PM
View agallant's profile

Refinishing Hardwood Floors

07-16-2015 04:57 PM by agallant

I am thinking of taking on sanding and refinishing the hardwood floors in my ...

14 07-17-2015 07:04 PM
View noone's profile

Refinishing a 1996 stained and lacquered built-in - Kem Aqua Plus white mid gloss

07-17-2015 06:13 PM by noone

As the title states, I am getting ready to refinish a 1996 stained and lacque...

0 07-17-2015 06:13 PM
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Staining Plywood Problems

07-17-2015 02:33 AM by Tesla77

Building a custom desk for a customer using plywood as the top. I purchased t...

8 07-17-2015 03:10 PM
View txn's profile

baby crib

07-15-2015 11:45 AM by txn

what is a baby safe finish for a crib? can i just spray regular ol polyuretha...

4 07-16-2015 05:07 PM
View MariaL's profile

Please help...orange front door with yellow spots...disaster

07-15-2015 03:20 PM by MariaL

Hi! I tried to refinish my horribly neglected front door yesterday. After ...

9 07-16-2015 03:29 PM
View MHarper90's profile

Small Shop, Small Box - Finishing Help!

07-15-2015 11:56 PM by MHarper90

Hey y’all, I’m looking for some advice about finishing a small bo...

4 07-16-2015 12:28 PM
View Michaelonthego's profile

Arm-R-Seal alternative in California?

07-15-2015 04:46 AM by Michaelonthego

Hey friends. I can’t get Arm-R-seal anywhere near San Francisco, and...

5 07-16-2015 12:03 AM
View tomana's profile

need info to seal old wine barrel for dog house use

07-13-2015 04:56 AM by tomana

what is the best way to weather seal an old oak wine barrel so it can be used...

16 07-15-2015 12:11 AM
View RobinDobbie's profile

Are there aftermarket lids for oil-based finishes?

07-12-2015 11:10 AM by RobinDobbie

My can of polyurethane varnish has been “abused.” Some by me, som...

10 07-13-2015 03:35 AM
View imanerd's profile

Help--Watco Danish Oil on pine doors is orange!

07-10-2015 07:39 PM by imanerd

I need advice about what to do with my doors. I used Watco Danish Oil Golden ...

6 07-11-2015 10:44 PM
View Shubha's profile

Should I be fixing the crack in this table / how could I fix it?

07-10-2015 11:23 PM by Shubha

In finishing up my table from a reclaimed bowling alley lane, I cracked the e...

11 07-11-2015 06:18 PM
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Problesm applying Sanding Sealer over Gel Stain

07-10-2015 07:41 PM by SteveInVa

I am at the finishing stages of project. I am retreading stairs and risers an...

0 07-10-2015 07:41 PM
View wallyginter1's profile

wipe on poly over danish oil

07-10-2015 02:44 PM by wallyginter1

iv have put 2 coats of danish oil on a little stool i made, but i want to put...

2 07-10-2015 02:58 PM
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Getting a custom woodfiller to match the color of the wood

07-09-2015 09:17 PM by RobinDobbie

Luckily this accidental through-mortise happened in the back bottom of th...

2 07-09-2015 09:42 PM
View wallyginter1's profile

Fast-Drying Polyurethane VS. Wipe-On Poly

07-09-2015 03:37 PM by wallyginter1

i have seen multiple youtube videos, in which people explain how to make wipe...

2 07-09-2015 04:09 PM
View Steve's profile

Graco 295

07-09-2015 04:56 AM by Steve

Ordered a Graco model 295 sprayer two weeks ago and had it show up today,...

0 07-09-2015 04:56 AM
View shaaka's profile

Wood Sanding Tools

06-22-2015 06:19 PM by shaaka

Hello, I make cedar wood desks. I use planks that are biscuit joined and ...

3 07-09-2015 03:39 AM
View DonJ's profile

Lacquer Repair

07-08-2015 07:44 PM by DonJ

Over the course of 6-7 months, I’ve applied about 30 coats of lacquer o...

4 07-08-2015 09:55 PM
View Kaleighh's profile

Clear coat suggestions?

06-25-2015 02:00 AM by Kaleighh

Hi!I am a total novice when it comes to woodworking. I took the required cour...

9 07-08-2015 11:20 AM

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