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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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Best table top finishes?

534 days ago by Kade Knight

So I am building an alder table…I know its a relatively soft wood for a...

7 533 days ago
View Sirgreggins's profile

Will water based poly blotch on cherry?

536 days ago by Sirgreggins

Hye guys, I was curious if waterbased poly would blotch on cherry or if blotc...

9 534 days ago
View WOODIE1's profile

Pianting routed MDF doors.

536 days ago by WOODIE1

Ok I made 2 mistakes, one not making my own real wood cabinet doors and anoth...

4 535 days ago
View brownred's profile

Finishes for Wenge?

535 days ago by brownred

I have some Wenge that I am playing around with. I put on some “wipe on...

1 535 days ago
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Help Choosing Wood and Finish for Dining Table

536 days ago by mstang1988

I’ve been planning on building a dining table and through accident foun...

11 535 days ago
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Food-safe finish for pallet wood

537 days ago by PSUmike

Hello all, I’ve been gathering and busting apart recycled pallets fo...

11 535 days ago
View jlasersmith's profile

1950's Craftsman floor model TS... I need input on what colors to paint it.

567 days ago by jlasersmith

Sorry if this is the wrong forum. I have a 1950’s Craftsman table saw t...

18 536 days ago
View Purrmaster's profile

Interesting information on varnish in cold weather

537 days ago by Purrmaster

I thought some of you might be interested in this link: http://community.w...

0 537 days ago
View SVM's profile

finishing for chestnut

539 days ago by SVM

hello all.This is my first post :-)as i am currently unemployed, i resumed a ...

6 537 days ago
View dogdoc's profile

I've messed up paint/poly problem

542 days ago by dogdoc

I’ve gotten myself into a paint pickle, and as will be clear when you r...

10 538 days ago
View Purrmaster's profile

Should I use a finish on a cedar chest?

538 days ago by Purrmaster

I’m planning on making a small chest out of aromatic cedar. The tradit...

6 538 days ago
View CaseyJones's profile

Mixing Finishes?

540 days ago by CaseyJones

I’m about to finish a large walnut slab (8’ x 30” x 1.75...

6 539 days ago
View Betsy's profile

Bees wax and mineral oil

541 days ago by Betsy

A quick question before I start my day job…. I want to try the bees ...

13 540 days ago
View brantley's profile

Best finish for white oak table?

596 days ago by brantley

I built my wife a dining room table out of some thick white oak. The top is 1...

16 541 days ago
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Sanding Black walnut

558 days ago by bhorschel

I am working on a large walnut slab it has various marks from when it went th...

18 541 days ago
View lexxx07's profile

Swirl Marks

541 days ago by lexxx07

How to get rid of them, How to prevent them.

9 541 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Poly over endgrain

542 days ago by RussellAP

I’m turning a covered two piece bowl with a lid out of flaming box elde...

15 541 days ago
View woody57's profile

Finishing outdoor furniture

691 days ago by woody57

I like to build rockers and swings out of oak. I used spar urethane on a swin...

9 542 days ago
View MOJOE's profile

Dark Stain Options

542 days ago by MOJOE

Good Evening Jocks! I’m looking for some real-world experience here....

5 542 days ago
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Watco Butcher Block oil and Finish - Funky after-taste on foods

543 days ago by camps764

I know there are tons of opinions on the right way to finish a cutting board....

6 542 days ago

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