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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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Help With Wood Priming & Protection

01-27-2014 01:08 AM by Grumpy

Hi LumberjocksI need some help with a problem regarding some doors I have alm...

5 01-27-2014 03:40 AM
View ant17r's profile

Prime and Paint before or after the build?

01-24-2014 09:19 AM by ant17r

Hi Everyone,I’m very new to wood working (other than a few basic work b...

6 01-25-2014 12:36 PM
View Steve Kreins's profile

Polyurethane or Varnish?

01-23-2014 11:44 PM by Steve Kreins

Marc on Wood Whisperer uses a mixture 50% mineral spirits with his food safe ...

5 01-24-2014 05:48 PM
View Cruiszr's profile

Painting over laminate

01-24-2014 05:13 AM by Cruiszr

I picked up some base cabinets for my shop from a remoldeled Dr’s o...

3 01-24-2014 02:53 PM
View keninblaine's profile

Create a matte finish on satin lacquer

01-18-2014 09:07 PM by keninblaine

I have used satin lacquer on my desk project, but find it a little too glossy...

9 01-24-2014 01:38 AM
View HarveyDunn's profile

Finishing an ash table to match (or complement) my beech/plywood chairs

01-24-2014 01:00 AM by HarveyDunn

I’m taking a shop class this semester. Our assignment: design and build...

1 01-24-2014 01:28 AM
View Vinnie's profile

Does anyone have tips on wood dyes?

01-22-2014 09:23 PM by Vinnie

I cut out word art signs on my scroll saw and and I want to finish some wit...

22 01-24-2014 01:11 AM
View Jetboater's profile

How to finish dining room table top with 2 leaves?

01-19-2014 07:21 PM by Jetboater

I need to refinish a dining room table top with 2 leaves. Solid natural cher...

3 01-23-2014 11:52 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Finishing Padauk

11-08-2012 12:45 PM by RussellAP

I have a really nice piece of Padauk that I’ve glued up and sanded to 1...

12 01-23-2014 10:43 PM
View Tim_456's profile

hvlp spray training in chicago, IL

10-29-2013 02:23 AM by Tim_456

I have just purchased the earlex hvlp sprayer and I’ve used it enough t...

5 01-23-2014 08:08 PM
View Steve Diogo's profile

Need some finishing advice for Dutch tool chest

01-21-2014 06:41 PM by Steve Diogo

As my first “real” project, I’m building a Dutch tool c...

9 01-23-2014 07:16 PM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

Tips for a shellac newbie

01-21-2014 02:08 AM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey guys, I am doing a project with some very light sycamore wood and deci...

9 01-23-2014 07:57 AM
View dansnow's profile

Looking for input on Deft clear spray lacquer

01-19-2014 04:16 AM by dansnow

Usually I use Lowe’s Valspar clear spray lacquer both gloss and satin f...

13 01-23-2014 01:44 AM
View MikeInKS's profile

Ideas on refurbishing pine kithen cabinet drawers

01-22-2014 06:46 PM by MikeInKS

am a homeowner in Kansas, and need to “fix” some dog/kid scratche...

4 01-22-2014 08:35 PM
View ADHDan's profile

Match for sweet gum?

01-22-2014 02:37 PM by ADHDan

I picked up some sweet gum in a stack of pallet wood and used it to make a pl...

3 01-22-2014 04:35 PM
View AngieO's profile

I don't know... But this stain don't look right....

01-03-2014 11:05 PM by AngieO

Getting ready to stain a project. Brand new cannot Rustoleum Early American s...

21 01-22-2014 04:28 PM
View josh's profile

Oak flooring wood filler

01-21-2014 05:01 AM by josh

Sooo, I usually am in the business of making boxes and whatnot. But, due to s...

10 01-22-2014 04:43 AM
View RandyTsuch's profile

Top finish for my curly maple box

12-31-2013 04:29 PM by RandyTsuch

I’m basically a newbie at woodworking. I’ve done little bits here and there,...

22 01-21-2014 05:50 AM
View johnhutchinson's profile

Can I finish with a pancake compressor?

01-20-2014 04:19 PM by johnhutchinson

I want to set up a mini HVLP spray finish system for my small projects, but I...

14 01-21-2014 04:41 AM
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Spar Urethane on Construction Pine for Outdoor Furniture

01-20-2014 03:33 PM by paxorion

LJs – I am thinking of building 2 of these workhorses and was hoping to...

6 01-21-2014 02:32 AM

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