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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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Wood rings, 10,000 finishes, and headaches

10-02-2015 08:58 AM by Taylor14

Hey guys, I’ve recently picked up wood work and I’m pretty green ...

3 10-02-2015 03:40 PM
View BalsaWood's profile

Satin to matte finish

09-14-2015 10:58 PM by BalsaWood

I just finished a bookshelf with a few coats of satin Arm R Seal. I’d ...

4 09-30-2015 04:31 PM
View ric53's profile

How much can I thin a water based poly?

09-28-2015 02:51 PM by ric53

Can anybody tell me how much to thin a water based poly to make it a wiping p...

21 09-29-2015 10:28 PM
View Shubha's profile

How do you take apart a table to refurbish it??

09-27-2015 09:49 PM by Shubha

I bought a very cheap table to try to refurbish it. One of the legs is very ...

6 09-29-2015 12:00 PM
View nikiblair's profile

First time posting, finishing issue

09-18-2015 04:52 PM by nikiblair

Hey! I just signed up for this site hoping for some advice. Sorry in advance ...

8 09-28-2015 11:08 PM
View niftyapple's profile

Stairtread remodel

09-28-2015 07:27 PM by niftyapple

So I am seeking advice as a starting wood worker. I am in the middle of makin...

5 09-28-2015 10:56 PM
View Freerangedesigns's profile

Water based finish

09-24-2015 11:32 PM by Freerangedesigns

Hello This is my first post so go easy on me. I make beds and other furnit...

6 09-28-2015 08:12 PM
View marc_rosen's profile

how much sanding is necessary for a shellac sealcoat?

09-27-2015 02:25 PM by marc_rosen

Hello All,This is the first time I am using shellac; it will be as an underco...

8 09-28-2015 11:11 AM
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08-16-2013 01:42 PM by SKlaus

Hey everyone! I know this is a strange topic being that General finishes is ...

18 09-26-2015 09:08 PM
View fatfarmer's profile

cedar oil and poly finish

09-23-2015 03:24 AM by fatfarmer

I made an oak chest & lined it with cedar. After finishing the underside ...

3 09-26-2015 03:18 PM
View Tony1212's profile

Finishing Shop Cabinets

09-25-2015 02:49 PM by Tony1212

I built some shop cabinets out of BCX ply last weekend. I was going to throw ...

2 09-25-2015 11:23 PM
View Bonvivant1's profile

Shellac Over Gel Stain?

09-25-2015 07:03 PM by Bonvivant1

Hello! I just discovered this site and it is AWESOME! I will definitely be...

4 09-25-2015 10:15 PM
View Michigander's profile

Wipe on stain problem Need help

09-13-2015 02:23 PM by Michigander

I am building a baby bed for my first Grandson. It is made from cherry which ...

4 09-25-2015 07:22 PM
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Danish oil with Arm R Seal incompatibility???

09-14-2015 06:07 PM by Michigander

I am making a table of Spalted maple with a border of Ambrosia maple....

3 09-25-2015 07:20 PM
View Shane's profile

Bulk sandpaper

09-23-2015 02:49 PM by Shane

I want to put together a sanding kit with all relevant grits between 60 and 2...

12 09-24-2015 01:29 PM
View holsterguy's profile

copper screws

09-22-2015 11:45 PM by holsterguy

Sorry if this is in the wrong spot. I guess the hardware could be considered ...

4 09-23-2015 11:38 PM
View woodworkingdrew's profile

Want to try something new

09-23-2015 04:00 AM by woodworkingdrew

When I think of finishing redwood, I go for my brush and stain. This coming f...

2 09-23-2015 01:50 PM
View bluejazz's profile

A little help with finishing a walnut live edge Mantle

09-22-2015 05:44 PM by bluejazz

OK First off I didn’t make this Walnut mantle; I bought it. (I know, I am so...

3 09-23-2015 12:08 AM
View Oldtool's profile

Shellac with wax

09-21-2015 07:56 PM by Oldtool

I’ve read all the forms, instructions, and suggestions, as well as view...

10 09-22-2015 06:48 PM
View mrdupfx's profile

Oak hardwood floor discoloration

07-26-2015 06:37 PM by mrdupfx

Hi, I have a dark oak hardwood floor. For some reason, only in the kitchen t...

9 09-22-2015 04:23 AM

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