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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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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
View paxorion's profile

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
View paxorion's profile

HF Twin Stack Compressor for HVLP use

01-20-2014 04:44 PM by paxorion

I was in HF yesterday perusing through the pneumatics section, and spotted th...

0 01-20-2014 04:44 PM
View panofish's profile

Best finish for walnut

01-20-2014 05:36 AM by panofish

Here is my latest video review of a great wood finish…I love the look a...

0 01-20-2014 05:36 AM
View byerbyer's profile

Painting a dowel?

01-17-2014 05:37 PM by byerbyer

I’m in the middle of building a “modern” style crib that wi...

4 01-19-2014 07:53 PM
View Joel89's profile

Adirondack Chair Finishing

06-08-2012 06:16 PM by Joel89

Hello,I am a novice woodworker and in need of some experienced advice. I buil...

20 01-19-2014 03:45 PM
View Bearpaw's profile

Two problems

01-13-2014 02:58 AM by Bearpaw

I made foot stools from the cross section of a popular tree. It is about 2 to...

2 01-19-2014 03:39 AM
View wlandymore's profile

having issues with the stain on maple

01-13-2014 04:42 PM by wlandymore

Hey guys, I have a maple table top that I’m working on and after rea...

17 01-19-2014 12:06 AM
View vsefcik's profile

how to fix a glossy Minwax Antique Oil finish

01-18-2014 07:25 PM by vsefcik

I applied two coats of Minwax Antique Oil to a cherry desktop that I had just...

1 01-18-2014 07:32 PM
View keninblaine's profile

Correct conditions for spraying aerosol lacquers

01-18-2014 06:19 PM by keninblaine

I’m finishing my desk project with satin lacquer, using Watco and Deft ...

2 01-18-2014 07:00 PM
View ADHDan's profile

Recommend a HVLP sprayer?

01-17-2014 04:42 PM by ADHDan

I’ve applied all my finishes exclusively by hand, but I’d like to...

11 01-18-2014 02:51 AM
View Notw's profile

Finishing for high gloss

01-13-2014 02:50 PM by Notw

I have a pine wood project that I am trying to get more depth and gloss to th...

8 01-17-2014 08:41 PM

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