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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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Finishing a solid walnut wall

507 days ago by dontknow

Finishing a solid walnut walli have just finished putting up a walnut planked...

10 505 days ago
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General Finishes Enduro Var water based urethane questions

506 days ago by Matt Przybylski

Hey everyone, I’m in the planning stages for shop cabinetry/rolling cab...

14 505 days ago
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top coat for boiled linseed oil

506 days ago by ROB_IN_MN

I am trying to determine how long I should wait before topcoat a walnut/maple...

5 505 days ago
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Dining room table finish

506 days ago by Jordan Henkel

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

1 506 days ago
View ToddJB's profile

What a tough wood filler?

506 days ago by ToddJB

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

14 506 days ago
View Millo's profile

Mixing linseed oil and Japan drier to make BLO

508 days ago by Millo

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

8 506 days ago
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Is this veneer?

508 days ago by Nygiants77

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

12 507 days ago
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clear live-oak bowl finish

508 days ago by centexliveoak

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

2 507 days ago
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Refinishing an old desk

512 days ago by Nygiants77

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

20 508 days ago
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Does Polyurethane strip stain/oil?

510 days ago by Schoffleine

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

8 509 days ago
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Preferred Finishing techniques for Totes & Knobs

515 days ago by HorizontalMike

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

15 510 days ago
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George Nakashima Style End Table Finish

522 days ago by WoodArtbyJR

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

17 510 days ago
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Beginner finishing and Lowes

528 days ago by drpdrp

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

25 510 days ago
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Glue and Stain

513 days ago by scvwooding

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

12 512 days ago
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Best way to refinish 30 year old cabinets

529 days ago by TopamaxSurvivor

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

16 513 days ago
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looking for ideas of a less involved, step-wise finish routine

514 days ago by steve

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

26 514 days ago
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fumed oak, Mission style, Library Table

517 days ago by Shel

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

8 514 days ago
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Badger hair brushes

515 days ago by Purrmaster

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

10 515 days ago
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Refinishing Reclaimed Table

533 days ago by tlawrence

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

2 515 days ago
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Charles Neil's Pre Conditioner/finishing schedule?

589 days ago by Sirgreggins

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

48 515 days ago

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