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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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Staining/Finishing QSWO Top

10-16-2017 02:31 PM by rwe2156

I am building a trestle dining table. The top will be QSWO & the base wi...

8 10-17-2017 06:36 PM
View LearningAsIGo's profile

Most durable paint for a DIYer to apply?

10-16-2017 04:25 PM by LearningAsIGo

I dabble in building things. More often than not I paint instead of stain. M...

6 10-17-2017 05:09 PM
View CharlesNeil's profile

Sanding Between Finish Coats..New YouTube

10-15-2017 02:06 PM by CharlesNeil I get so many quest...

16 10-17-2017 03:57 PM
View BillyDoubleU's profile

Interested in your thoughts/methods- prep and Tung oil

10-15-2017 07:17 PM by BillyDoubleU

Oh yeah, Tung oil but before we get there. I’ve been reading “...

3 10-16-2017 08:46 PM
View Carloz's profile

How to sand and finish tight corners?

10-15-2017 07:54 PM by Carloz

I made 8 raised panel mitered doors with profile stiles and rails to match th...

4 10-16-2017 02:37 PM
View january's profile

New fence - spray or brush on stain sealant?

10-05-2016 09:12 PM by january

Hi guys, I just had this new cedar fence installed. The fence installe...

21 10-15-2017 07:10 PM
View OldWrangler's profile

A finish that won't darken wood

05-29-2014 05:35 PM by OldWrangler

I am doing a project with Staghorn Sumac wood. The wood is a very bright ...

16 10-15-2017 02:23 PM
View KevBotWorkshop's profile

Poly gumming up sand paper

10-14-2017 04:00 AM by KevBotWorkshop

Hey all, just looking for insight on people who have worked with Polyurethane...

10 10-14-2017 05:07 PM
View Ripper70's profile

Should I just use a clear coat?

10-12-2017 07:49 PM by Ripper70

Hello All, My dad passed away in March and I’ve just finished the bu...

6 10-13-2017 12:18 PM
View kindogg's profile

Need help with any easy finish for wood earrings

10-11-2017 07:19 PM by kindogg

Hey guys! I recently started making wooden jewelry and I’ve been try to find ...

13 10-12-2017 08:43 PM
View JSMorgan's profile

Try Again or Trash It?

10-09-2017 03:49 PM by JSMorgan

Good Morning! I am at my wits end on finishing the table legs and aprons. Let...

30 10-11-2017 04:40 PM
View Matt_L's profile

Please Need Help with Finishing Birch Speakers!!

10-10-2017 02:50 PM by Matt_L

Hello, First post here. I’m totally new woodworking and finishing. I...

5 10-11-2017 02:39 PM
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Insect damage filler help!

10-10-2017 07:06 PM by jason1! Just got done tur...

3 10-11-2017 12:19 PM
View Joel_B's profile

HVLP Sprayer Decision

10-09-2017 08:01 PM by Joel_B

Hi, I have decided after doing enough painting by hand that I would like a...

16 10-11-2017 06:44 AM
View sl877's profile

Poly issue im having, please help

10-10-2017 01:01 AM by sl877


22 10-10-2017 06:17 PM
View Doublewide's profile

What finish do I use for this??

10-10-2017 12:35 AM by Doublewide

I’m finishing up an art piece that’s made from all the cutoffs I’ve saved ove...

6 10-10-2017 05:41 PM
View Walker's profile

First time Veneering, need advice

10-10-2017 01:56 AM by Walker

This will be my first time attempting veneer, I have zero experience with it....

10 10-10-2017 05:19 PM
View metroplexchl's profile

Safe finish for hot liquids?

10-08-2017 03:30 AM by metroplexchl

I looked through archives and didn’t find (or maybe I missed) the answe...

21 10-10-2017 03:17 AM
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Automotive/Woodworking Finishing Question

10-08-2017 03:35 PM by jbay

Curious why nobody suggests using Urethane automotive finishes for table tops...

9 10-09-2017 07:49 PM
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Finishing Honey Locust

09-29-2017 10:39 PM by builtinbkyn

I will be making a live edge slab dining table from honey locust. I’ve...

3 10-09-2017 12:14 PM

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