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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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Darken Cherry Cabinets

02-15-2016 04:30 PM by Twolukes

I built new cherry doors and drawers for my bathroom vanity and finished ...

10 02-16-2016 12:46 PM
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Cabinet Scrapers for Finishing Marquetry

02-11-2016 04:12 PM by davidtr3

Hi Fellow Marquetarians, I typically use a card scraper to remove tape and...

7 02-16-2016 02:35 AM
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Help With Stain Color

02-15-2016 02:56 PM by fieldhocky20

Hi, my husband and I are new to the wood working business. We have a client t...

4 02-15-2016 11:29 PM
View moke's profile

Comparing color of finishes

01-09-2016 06:41 PM by moke

I was volunteered to help with a small remodeling project in my family. This...

12 02-15-2016 06:04 PM
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2 02-15-2016 04:56 AM
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Danish oil

02-14-2016 02:06 PM by jeffswildwood

I just finished a small project, a box. and I am trying danish oil for the fi...

11 02-14-2016 10:14 PM
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Matching color question

02-13-2016 02:32 PM by rwe2156

I need to match the color on a repair on an antique sewing machine cabinet. ...

1 02-14-2016 12:14 AM
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Wax resistant finish?

02-12-2016 04:52 PM by bigblockyeti

I’m almost ready for finish on a live edge votive holder I made. IR...

1 02-12-2016 10:02 PM
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Walnut table finish ruined -- how to fix?

02-11-2016 02:16 PM by az23

Hello! I purchased a walnut dining table from an out-of-state woodworker. Wh...

10 02-12-2016 03:16 AM
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Button Lac

02-10-2016 12:07 AM by Gerald Thompson

I saw some walnut finished with button lac. It looked great. I have heard t...

6 02-10-2016 04:37 PM
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Time saving finish for jewelry boxes

02-04-2016 04:56 PM by bhacksaw

I’ve been working on 4 jewelry boxes at once (which I will never do aga...

17 02-10-2016 12:44 PM
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Advice needed for finishing Beetle Kill Interior Paneling

02-07-2016 07:27 PM by kevinearle

Hi, I’m new to working with Beetle Kill wood and am looking for tips...

2 02-10-2016 05:03 AM
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New to Finishing

02-09-2016 08:47 PM by MartinFurniture

Hello and this is my forst post. I am looking for some help in finishing blac...

4 02-10-2016 03:56 AM
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Pallet Wood Smoker Cabinet

02-02-2016 04:18 PM by flippyaforeal

I have erected a cabinet around my Bradley Smoker. Once I am finished...

5 02-08-2016 08:21 PM
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Milk paint + extra bond = cottage cheese

02-08-2016 12:06 AM by PaBull

I have been wanting to use milk paint for the longest time, and today is the ...

2 02-08-2016 12:28 AM
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Spraying High Gloss Polycrylic drys with micro-bubbles

02-04-2016 11:16 PM by Gregg M.

I have attempted to spray a fourth coat of Minwax’s Polycrylic after al...

19 02-07-2016 09:37 PM
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Thinning paint for spraying - Dialing it in

05-22-2014 12:07 AM by Dave

I’m about to paint cabinets with Benjamin Moore Advance Waterborne Alky...

36 02-07-2016 07:26 PM
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Ebony Bar Build

12-27-2015 07:13 PM by jonlan

Hi all. My wife and I are looking to start finishing the basement here short...

10 02-07-2016 05:46 PM
View Monte Pittman's profile

Other than epoxy for bartops/counter tops

02-06-2016 01:44 PM by Monte Pittman

I have used a lot of 2 part epoxy for these. While I like the product very mu...

19 02-07-2016 04:48 PM
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Baking wood to darken

02-05-2016 01:35 AM by Mutha

Ok i have done some searching with no luck on an answer unless im just missin...

13 02-05-2016 10:40 PM

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