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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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FNG question: Finishes. Where to even start???

04-04-2014 03:15 AM by tjUSMC8807

Good evening all. Just joined yesterday and have a broad question. Purchased...

12 04-05-2014 04:32 PM
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Does Zinser spray shellac need to "cure", or is it done when it feels dry?

04-04-2014 02:31 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m going to spray some Zinser brand rattle can shellac onto a painted ...

9 04-05-2014 01:35 AM
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Kitchen doors painted now what?

04-04-2014 05:05 PM by Michigander

I just had all of my kitchen doors painted and I am not thrilled with...

6 04-04-2014 07:59 PM
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Stain problem

04-04-2014 04:48 PM by woodworkingdrew

So I finished the rough construction of an arbor bench I am building. I sande...

1 04-04-2014 05:20 PM
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Birdseye Maple Flooring - Best Finish Tips

04-01-2014 08:38 PM by BreadWinner

A good friend of mine found about 3,000 feet of 130 year old birdseye maple f...

8 04-04-2014 12:44 AM
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Nail polish remover on kitchen table

03-23-2014 11:25 PM by ravensrock

Hello everyone, My daughter spilled nail polish remover (acetone) on our k...

32 04-03-2014 08:14 PM
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Red Cedar Question

04-02-2014 08:24 PM by Marq

First off I will apologize because I can’t be the first to ask this question ...

11 04-03-2014 12:19 PM
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Titebond wood filler as grain filler?

03-29-2014 02:41 AM by Bieser

So I am building a arts and crafts table out of white oak. While playing aro...

12 04-03-2014 03:58 AM
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04-02-2014 08:28 PM by JAY Made

Hey Guys, So a friend gave me some Teak wood. He gave me 4- 8/4 X 4”...

1 04-03-2014 01:18 AM
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Cabot vs Messmers stain

04-02-2014 07:36 PM by woodworkingdrew

I am coming close to finishing a bench arbor I constructed with 2×6 and ...

5 04-03-2014 12:12 AM
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Part one of three finished.

03-30-2014 04:06 PM by RussellAP

Part one of three. The longest bench with under-seat storage. Aromatic cedar....

7 04-02-2014 08:47 PM
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How to get milk paint to adhere over a CA glue patch?

04-02-2014 02:21 PM by HarveyDunn

I have a piece (cherry and maple) that has a few patches that were repaired w...

5 04-02-2014 07:53 PM
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School me about finishing over the top of CA glue repairs

03-31-2014 03:34 AM by HarveyDunn

I’m just completed my first project wherein I used CA glue to repair so...

6 04-02-2014 02:16 AM
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Anyone used Matador sandpaper?

03-31-2014 03:53 AM by Purrmaster

I’ve done some poking around the web and have found a brand of sandpape...

3 04-01-2014 08:22 PM
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Walnut kitchen cabinets

03-29-2014 03:12 AM by buschywooder

Just getting started on fronting kitchen cabinets with home sawn walnut. Air ...

14 04-01-2014 03:43 PM
View Rob's profile

Finishing Techniques. Old School vs New School

03-28-2014 11:53 AM by Rob

I have been experimenting with different finishing techniques for the last co...

14 04-01-2014 01:15 PM
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Sword texture- tung oil

03-31-2014 09:37 AM by drpdrp

First sword is almost done and I am looking for a confidence boost/advice. ...

3 04-01-2014 09:57 AM
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Turquiose Epoxy Filler (or others colors)

03-31-2014 03:43 AM by HickoryHill

Where does everyone pick this stuff up from? Thanks, Jim

2 03-31-2014 02:31 PM
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Damaged kitchen island surface

03-30-2014 07:59 PM by EggMan

Hey everyone. I am wondering what to do with this. I am borrowing this kitch...

5 03-31-2014 02:27 PM
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can I french polish on a lacquer base ?

03-30-2014 04:53 PM by dclark1943

My question is the title: can I french polish on a lacquer base? I have a l...

3 03-30-2014 11:58 PM

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