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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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what finish to use?

05-02-2015 04:11 AM by sawdust703

Anybody ever work with beetle kill pine? I picked some up recently at Home De...

7 05-03-2015 02:48 PM
View wallyginter1's profile

Varnish and Lacquer

04-30-2015 06:21 PM by wallyginter1

Iv been using a variety of oils on my recent projects and it really brings ou...

6 05-03-2015 01:57 AM
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05-02-2015 07:14 PM by JUC

I just finished building clamping cauls and am ready to glue up a table top. ...

9 05-02-2015 10:00 PM
View JAY Made's profile

Finish for Kitchen/Dining Room Table

05-02-2015 03:35 PM by JAY Made

Hey Guys A friend as asked me to make a cherry Kitchen/Dining room table. ...

3 05-02-2015 09:08 PM
View rkwoods's profile

Staining question

05-01-2015 06:52 PM by rkwoods

I have used Minwax oil stains for many years with very good results. Recently...

2 05-02-2015 02:24 PM
View tyskkvinna's profile

Finishing Suggestions

04-30-2015 12:54 PM by tyskkvinna

Hi all, I am currently doing some large batches of wood that I have run th...

9 05-01-2015 03:10 PM
View fourtay22's profile

2 drawers, different shade after stripping finish off

05-01-2015 01:40 AM by fourtay22

So I finished the chemical strip of this credenza and noticed that one side o...

1 05-01-2015 01:50 AM
View Stevedore's profile

Deft Brushing Lacquer

04-26-2015 03:10 PM by Stevedore

I’m starting to finish a serving tray I’ve been working on. The ...

11 04-29-2015 06:26 PM
View Gingerbeard's profile

Glossy finish on Basswood Pendants

04-28-2015 09:04 PM by Gingerbeard

I’m new to the forum. I’ve only been whittling and carving for a...

2 04-29-2015 01:58 AM
View arthursbest's profile

Edge Banding Problem! HELP

04-28-2015 02:00 PM by arthursbest

I have two sides of this box that I have made a oops on!!! I have attached...

6 04-28-2015 05:24 PM
View MarkTheFiddler's profile

A frame finishing trick.

04-28-2015 04:21 AM by MarkTheFiddler

Howdy, I know there are a whole bunch of ways to skin a cat. So here’...

7 04-28-2015 04:25 PM
View JDCrae's profile

Curly Maple Finishing Plans, would like input

03-03-2015 05:04 PM by JDCrae

Hey all, I am going to be starting a project pretty soon, and while I did ...

25 04-28-2015 01:49 PM
View DebRes's profile

Finishing problem

04-27-2015 09:00 PM by DebRes

I am having problems with raised areas in the finish coats where scratches we...

3 04-28-2015 11:25 AM
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Non-toxic bathtub toy finish

04-26-2015 03:10 PM by trictle

Hello,i have been lurking here for ages and been inspired by all the great pr...

5 04-26-2015 09:30 PM
View chetrog's profile

MDF Subwoofer box, Need primer or something?

04-20-2015 03:02 AM by chetrog

I am going to be building a subwoofer box, but I have never painted one befor...

11 04-24-2015 09:19 PM
View mexicanfooddude's profile

Refinishing birch plywood cabinets...

04-24-2015 01:10 PM by mexicanfooddude

Hey everyone, new here, thanks for the help. Done some searching but canR...

5 04-24-2015 07:02 PM
View usaftrevor87's profile

Is this a total Strip & Refinish job?

04-23-2015 11:06 AM by usaftrevor87

So, I picked this piece up on craigslist & I LOVE IT! It is solid wood, w...

7 04-23-2015 01:53 PM
View Woodson59's profile

Pre-finishing panels before glue up?s

04-22-2015 09:03 PM by Woodson59

Working on a wine rack currently. Never really pre-finished a piece before g...

5 04-23-2015 03:00 AM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

outdoor planter

04-22-2015 05:40 PM by AAANDRRREW

I got some plans for an outdoor planter I’d like to make my mom for mot...

1 04-23-2015 12:57 AM
View fourtay22's profile

best way to address these scratches

04-22-2015 06:47 AM by fourtay22

Hi all Any ideas on how to best address these scratches in the veneer? On...

2 04-22-2015 08:41 PM

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