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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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Cutting Board - Blotching with Oil

12-13-2016 03:51 AM by MichaelKnight

Hello All, I’m trying to make some end grain cutting boards. I am i...

2 12-13-2016 04:11 AM
View DW833's profile

Should a web frame for a chest get a finish

12-12-2016 02:25 AM by DW833

I’m planning a six drawer chest. It is the first chest I’ve buil...

6 12-12-2016 07:59 PM
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Water stain blotch/streak. Please, someone be a hero.

12-12-2016 03:35 AM by mlipps

Hi LJs, I’m having an issue. I’ve already sanded the table do...

10 12-12-2016 04:36 PM
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How soon to spray shellac over gel stain?

12-09-2016 12:57 AM by Biruski

Hi there. I am staining some raw wood cabinets made of alder. I am using Gene...

3 12-11-2016 07:14 PM
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Differences between spar and poly

12-04-2016 10:36 PM by Thuzmund

Hi, I did some fun serving boards for a local cider house in NY. They are...

12 12-10-2016 05:24 PM
View drcodfish's profile

Finishing Cherry

12-03-2016 08:56 PM by drcodfish

I am making a desk top box for my granddaughter, she’s six and just wro...

16 12-10-2016 02:44 AM
View betterwithage's profile

need a flat urethane finish

12-09-2016 07:56 PM by betterwithage

I am on the end of repairing and repainting 4 carved Santas, three foot tall ...

2 12-09-2016 09:03 PM
View JohnnyQ's profile

Applying Oil Based Varnish Over Water Based Stain

12-08-2016 09:23 PM by JohnnyQ

Happy Holidays All,I am building a wagon for my daughters and they would like...

8 12-09-2016 12:04 PM
View gerrym526's profile

Anyone Here Used Sherwin-Williams Wood Classics Waterborne Poly?

12-06-2016 11:40 PM by gerrym526

I’m getting ready to install Tamarack trim in our new house and trying ...

4 12-07-2016 07:39 AM
View Tooch's profile

Best finish for lincoln logs?

12-06-2016 12:56 PM by Tooch

Hello all, I’m making a set of Lincoln logs to give as a Christmas g...

6 12-07-2016 05:58 AM
View Kirk650's profile

Paint brushes

12-06-2016 08:24 PM by Kirk650

This morning I was reminded how much difference a good brush makes. I was str...

2 12-07-2016 04:31 AM
View contento's profile

finishing a live edge slab - suggestions to achieve certain finish

02-20-2014 06:29 PM by contento

Greetings all! I’m getting ready to dive into my first live edge slab p...

37 12-06-2016 09:25 PM
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Problem with Poly. Options?

12-05-2016 02:23 PM by kocgolf

I have a stained cherry project (I know, why stained? Client wanted darker co...

8 12-06-2016 11:45 AM
View Nikki's profile

Finishing Purple Heart

12-04-2016 12:51 AM by Nikki

I’ve finished Purple Heart before and had great results. This time the ...

11 12-06-2016 11:32 AM
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Beetle Kill Blue Pine

02-23-2014 09:30 AM by OldWrangler

This may have been answered before but I can’t find it. I just got ...

16 12-05-2016 06:45 PM
View Bulkhead's profile

Help: Pigtails in my Polyurethane Finish

12-02-2016 08:18 PM by Bulkhead

I have been working on two large soft maple desktops for a couple weeks and h...

14 12-05-2016 04:34 PM
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Best finishes for our projects?

12-05-2016 02:38 AM by ajshobby

So in my tenure as a wood worker I never gave a real thought to how i finishe...

5 12-05-2016 02:53 PM
View HickWillis's profile

Finish for new cabinet doors?

11-30-2016 09:28 PM by HickWillis

I’m about to begin the process of building some cabinet doors for my ki...

9 12-05-2016 02:47 PM
View jonnybrophy's profile

Need paint advice...

12-03-2016 11:16 PM by jonnybrophy

Hey guys, I have no idea what to do about finishing. It has always escaped me...

3 12-05-2016 01:53 AM
View rjarman5's profile

Stain keeps showing up blochy!

11-22-2016 12:50 AM by rjarman5

Hello! This is a first post here and I’m hoping to get some good ad...

4 12-02-2016 02:12 PM

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