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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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Mahogany blend

496 days ago by newwoodbutcher

I’m installing a Mahogany screen door and surround (built in place) for...

7 496 days ago
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stains vs dyes

538 days ago by mporter

Ok, so what is the difference? I know it is probably a stupid question, but I...

12 496 days ago
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Plywood in the shop

500 days ago by Odiferous

I’m working on a router table out of 1/2” baltic birch ply, and t...

14 497 days ago
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498 days ago by WOODIE1

Ok I am refinishing a coffee table and has used General Finished gel stain as...

3 497 days ago
View lynng's profile

Help with sealing end grain

499 days ago by lynng

I built some adirondack chairs using port orford cedar. I would like to seal...

7 497 days ago
View Cleveland222's profile

Finishing Brazilian Hardwood with Teak Oil not going well..... Please help.

753 days ago by Cleveland222

Hello all. I am in the finishing stages of two desk-tops that I made from ...

30 498 days ago
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Help with matching table fininsh

500 days ago by JoeMurphy

Hello, I figure someone here will be able to set me in the right direction. ...

8 499 days ago
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Suggestions for Removing Scratches from Harwood floor

1112 days ago by tooldad

Our dining area has great oak 2 1/4” hardwood floor. There is a light ...

7 500 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Finishing finials

500 days ago by RussellAP

After turning, I use 150g to 600g and then some EEE wax. Then I dip it in GF ...

11 500 days ago
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Help w/Melomine cabinet painting

505 days ago by mmisko

Hello-i am new to this site and also new to painting Kitchen cabinets. Iam go...

1 501 days ago
View woodnteeth's profile

finish mixture question

508 days ago by woodnteeth

I am working out my preferred finish technique with the landing nets I build ...

10 501 days ago
View Purrmaster's profile

Grain filler before or after staining

510 days ago by Purrmaster

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

7 501 days ago
View Charlie's profile

water-based paint over oil-based stain question...

503 days ago by Charlie

While working on window trim, I screwed up an edge profile on some long piece...

4 503 days ago
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Finishing Maple / Zebrawood

503 days ago by seabiscuit68

Hello, I am finishing up a table / cabinet. It maple plywood for the box (...

1 503 days ago
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Finish for paneled walls

504 days ago by pumperdude

I put up some 1/4” underlayment on the walls of my shop for paneling.S...

1 503 days ago
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How to Finish Mopani (which is inlaid to oak)

503 days ago by Prizen

Hi Guys, I have inlaid a 3/8 ” wide strip of mopani wood into a 1...

1 503 days ago
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How to Finish a Cherry and Maple Step Stool

503 days ago by Zahnarzt

I am in the process of making a step stool with vertical cherry and horizonta...

8 503 days ago
View Monte Pittman's profile

covering blemishes in epoxy top

503 days ago by Monte Pittman

I have a dull spot on an epoxy table top. Is there any finish I can put on it...

1 503 days ago
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Sandpaper Sources

504 days ago by ralbuck

I need to find an economical source for good sandpaer. Just normal, standard ...

13 503 days ago
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Scared of finishing..

505 days ago by 6t5Goat

So.. I’m a bit scared of finishing.. I’ve got three projects co...

14 504 days ago

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