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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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matching a finish

06-09-2016 06:16 PM by keithfm1

Hi - I don’t have a lot of experience with finishing, but I am tryin...

3 06-13-2016 09:46 PM
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Finishing a Table

06-13-2016 12:28 PM by SkiTique

I am about to start finishing an oak farmhouse table that I built over the we...

1 06-13-2016 01:37 PM
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Island Top Warped

06-06-2016 12:59 PM by SkiTique

A few months back I made an Island countertop out of walnut and cherry that I...

18 06-13-2016 12:12 PM
View MJCD's profile

Outdoor Finish for Teak or Jatobab

06-12-2016 09:41 PM by MJCD

I’ll be building several tables for outdoor (3-season) placement. I liv...

2 06-12-2016 11:54 PM
View WalpoleWoodworks's profile

Accurate finish mixing

06-06-2016 06:18 AM by WalpoleWoodworks

I’m looking for a product to help measure accurate proportions of finis...

7 06-12-2016 10:54 AM
View roha2236's profile

Advice on finishing figured maple and walnut monster trucks

06-11-2016 04:37 AM by roha2236

I’m almost finished building two matching monster truck Jeeps for my ne...

4 06-11-2016 06:35 PM
View HandyHousewife's profile

Reddish color brad nails, where to buy?

06-11-2016 01:21 PM by HandyHousewife

A couple of years ago, we got an off-brand set of nail guns for Christmas fro...

2 06-11-2016 01:36 PM
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Stain Treated Wood or Wait

06-18-2014 05:07 PM by jrsox

Just finished two benches that will go beside my patio slab. They each have ...

10 06-11-2016 04:24 AM
View bbrettfa's profile

Water based vs. Oil mix up

06-09-2016 06:16 PM by bbrettfa

Hello community, I recently embarked on my first woodworking project: a si...

12 06-11-2016 01:16 AM
View MAC_addy's profile

Best finish/sealer for Cedar

06-09-2016 05:28 PM by MAC_addy

So I’m making my mother a cooler chest box that will be outside mostly ...

7 06-10-2016 05:07 AM
View TMcG's profile

Boat Cockpit Table

06-06-2016 09:32 PM by TMcG

I’m building a cockpit table for my boat and am planning on using an ep...

9 06-09-2016 07:20 AM
View SLM800's profile

How to get back to this look?

06-06-2016 06:14 AM by SLM800

I just had a black walnut dining table made however the finish did not come o...

3 06-06-2016 11:23 PM
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Can G-F Hi-Perf Water-Based Top Coat Be Diluted Into A Wiping Varnish?

06-02-2016 05:42 PM by gargey

Hi Guys, Can General Finishes, Water Based, High Performance Top Coat be d...

14 06-06-2016 02:53 PM
View JimRochester's profile

Need help identifying a chemical- can I still use the board?

06-04-2016 07:40 PM by JimRochester

I am working on a treasure chest project for a friend of mine. This is the pr...

3 06-04-2016 08:20 PM
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painting epoxy

06-04-2016 01:08 AM by packetsmacker

I have a few knots and a crack I would like to fill with epoxy. Problem is I ...

1 06-04-2016 01:33 AM
View treesner's profile

sink carved out of wood, water coating?

06-03-2016 06:20 PM by treesner

I’d like to carve a sink out of wood (instead of using typical stainles...

4 06-03-2016 07:25 PM
View SpottedGum's profile

Recycled Timber Finish

06-01-2016 03:50 PM by SpottedGum

Hello I’ve been building a Morris chair for a few months now, an...

3 06-03-2016 01:12 PM
View Woodchuck2010's profile

Durable finish opinions

06-03-2016 02:17 AM by Woodchuck2010

I just completed this stepstool. Its from some older woodworkers magazine. Be...

7 06-03-2016 12:34 PM
View GatorJr's profile

Looking for wood type and stain suggestions

06-02-2016 04:32 PM by GatorJr

I’m gonna build a project and I liked the looks of this wood and color ...

1 06-02-2016 04:36 PM
View ckorkyrun89's profile

Hvlp spray gun help

06-01-2016 12:52 AM by ckorkyrun89

I’d like to get an hvlp spray gun soon. I’ve used a friend’...

18 06-02-2016 03:01 AM

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