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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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Refinishing an old desk

517 days ago by Nygiants77

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

20 513 days ago
View Schoffleine's profile

Does Polyurethane strip stain/oil?

515 days ago by Schoffleine

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

8 514 days ago
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Preferred Finishing techniques for Totes & Knobs

520 days ago by HorizontalMike

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

15 515 days ago
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George Nakashima Style End Table Finish

527 days ago by WoodArtbyJR

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

17 515 days ago
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Beginner finishing and Lowes

533 days ago by drpdrp

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

25 515 days ago
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Glue and Stain

518 days ago by scvwooding

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

12 517 days ago
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Best way to refinish 30 year old cabinets

534 days ago by TopamaxSurvivor

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

16 518 days ago
View steve's profile

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

519 days ago by steve

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

26 519 days ago
View Shel's profile

fumed oak, Mission style, Library Table

523 days ago by Shel

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

8 519 days ago
View Purrmaster's profile

Badger hair brushes

520 days ago by Purrmaster

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

10 520 days ago
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Refinishing Reclaimed Table

538 days ago by tlawrence

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

2 520 days ago
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Charles Neil's Pre Conditioner/finishing schedule?

594 days ago by Sirgreggins

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

48 520 days ago
View Alongiron's profile

Spray Shellac Finish

647 days ago by Alongiron

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

9 521 days ago
View nate22's profile

Water base stains or stains in general

521 days ago by nate22

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

1 521 days ago
View mtx77's profile

which short oil varnish?

524 days ago by mtx77

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

6 521 days ago
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Briwax - Difficult to buff out!

523 days ago by garberfc

I’ve completed applying my coats of Waterlox and have allowed the finis...

13 522 days ago
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Pre treating end grain (oak)?

524 days ago by Lumpyx

Hello everyone, I’m currently working o...

18 522 days ago
View moke's profile

Checking for scratches

536 days ago by moke

Way too many times in my woodworking, I have sanded more than what I thought ...

22 523 days ago
View Kwit's profile

Sand or buff after final coat of poly? opinions/suggest.

524 days ago by Kwit

Hello all What is your opinion on sanding or buffing after your final coat...

4 524 days ago
View Brobab's profile

Time honored finish.... or horrible newbie mistake - now with photos - finished project

538 days ago by Brobab

I am finishing a mahogany table top. First time for mahogany with me. Sande...

30 524 days ago

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