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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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Dining room table finish

493 days ago by Jordan Henkel

Hi everyone, taking in some considerations for a table finish. I just want to...

1 493 days ago
View ToddJB's profile

What a tough wood filler?

493 days ago by ToddJB

All, my 9 month old son literally pulled our bedroom door off its hinges (he&...

14 493 days ago
View Millo's profile

Mixing linseed oil and Japan drier to make BLO

495 days ago by Millo

I have some Tried and True ‘Danish oil” (just linseed oil, no var...

8 493 days ago
View Nygiants77's profile

Is this veneer?

495 days ago by Nygiants77

I’m not sure if this desk top is veneer but I was told it is solid Hond...

12 494 days ago
View centexliveoak's profile

clear live-oak bowl finish

495 days ago by centexliveoak

I have completed turning a nice bowl from Live Oak (Texas hill country). I w...

2 494 days ago
View Nygiants77's profile

Refinishing an old desk

499 days ago by Nygiants77

Over the weekend I acquired an old desk with a little history. At first thoug...

20 495 days ago
View Schoffleine's profile

Does Polyurethane strip stain/oil?

497 days ago by Schoffleine

I’m doing my first real ‘finishing’ today and applied some ...

8 496 days ago
View HorizontalMike's profile

Preferred Finishing techniques for Totes & Knobs

502 days ago by HorizontalMike

I have finally gotten into turning my own totes & knobs and am wondering ...

15 497 days ago
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George Nakashima Style End Table Finish

509 days ago by WoodArtbyJR

I am in the process of finishing an end table that has been on my “Hone...

17 497 days ago
View drpdrp's profile

Beginner finishing and Lowes

515 days ago by drpdrp

Okay, before I get started I want to make something absolutely clear: Yes,...

25 497 days ago
View scvwooding's profile

Glue and Stain

500 days ago by scvwooding

Why is it that when I go stain a project where I have used glue in the joints...

12 499 days ago
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Best way to refinish 30 year old cabinets

516 days ago by TopamaxSurvivor

Hello LJs, I am wondering about and looking for ideas to refinish the bath va...

16 500 days ago
View steve's profile

looking for ideas of a less involved, step-wise finish routine

501 days ago by steve

For a Natural Satin/semi-gloss, non-stained finish, I generally u...

26 501 days ago
View Shel's profile

fumed oak, Mission style, Library Table

505 days ago by Shel

I have my grandparent’s fumed oak Library Table ~ desk with 2 book shel...

8 501 days ago
View Purrmaster's profile

Badger hair brushes

503 days ago by Purrmaster

I keep reading about how the only good brush for applying solvent based coati...

10 502 days ago
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Refinishing Reclaimed Table

520 days ago by tlawrence

I am refinishing a table made from reclaimed cedar that I found on craigslist...

2 502 days ago
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Charles Neil's Pre Conditioner/finishing schedule?

576 days ago by Sirgreggins

Hey guys, i’m gearing up to build the wood whisperer wall shelf. i̵...

48 502 days ago
View Alongiron's profile

Spray Shellac Finish

629 days ago by Alongiron

I am a big fan of using shellac on all the Arts and Craft projects that I mak...

9 503 days ago
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Water base stains or stains in general

503 days ago by nate22

I am wanting to know if there is any stains out there that a business can use...

1 503 days ago
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which short oil varnish?

506 days ago by mtx77

I see the term “varnish” in things like “to make your own d...

6 503 days ago

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