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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 way to refinish 30 year old cabinets

569 days ago by TopamaxSurvivor

Hello LJs, I am wondering about and looking for ideas to refinish the bath va...

16 553 days ago
View steve's profile

looking for ideas of a less involved, step-wise finish routine

554 days ago by steve

For a Natural Satin/semi-gloss, non-stained finish, I generally u...

26 554 days ago
View Shel's profile

fumed oak, Mission style, Library Table

558 days ago by Shel

I have my grandparent’s fumed oak Library Table ~ desk with 2 book shel...

8 554 days ago
View Purrmaster's profile

Badger hair brushes

556 days ago by Purrmaster

I keep reading about how the only good brush for applying solvent based coati...

10 555 days ago
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Refinishing Reclaimed Table

573 days ago by tlawrence

I am refinishing a table made from reclaimed cedar that I found on craigslist...

2 555 days ago
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Charles Neil's Pre Conditioner/finishing schedule?

629 days ago by Sirgreggins

Hey guys, i’m gearing up to build the wood whisperer wall shelf. i̵...

48 556 days ago
View Alongiron's profile

Spray Shellac Finish

683 days ago by Alongiron

I am a big fan of using shellac on all the Arts and Craft projects that I mak...

9 556 days ago
View nate22's profile

Water base stains or stains in general

557 days ago by nate22

I am wanting to know if there is any stains out there that a business can use...

1 556 days ago
View mtx77's profile

which short oil varnish?

559 days ago by mtx77

I see the term “varnish” in things like “to make your own d...

6 557 days ago
View garberfc's profile

Briwax - Difficult to buff out!

558 days ago by garberfc

I’ve completed applying my coats of Waterlox and have allowed the finis...

13 558 days ago
View Lumpyx's profile

Pre treating end grain (oak)?

559 days ago by Lumpyx

Hello everyone, I’m currently working o...

18 558 days ago
View moke's profile

Checking for scratches

571 days ago by moke

Way too many times in my woodworking, I have sanded more than what I thought ...

22 558 days ago
View Kwit's profile

Sand or buff after final coat of poly? opinions/suggest.

559 days ago by Kwit

Hello all What is your opinion on sanding or buffing after your final coat...

4 559 days ago
View Brobab's profile

Time honored finish.... or horrible newbie mistake - now with photos - finished project

573 days ago by Brobab

I am finishing a mahogany table top. First time for mahogany with me. Sande...

30 560 days ago
View Shan's profile

Need advise on finishing bar top

849 days ago by Shan

I am finishing a tiger maple bar top and want to pop the grain. I plan on us...

10 560 days ago
View Insagent's profile

Help please

561 days ago by Insagent

Getting ready to finish a cabinet for my shop. Has anyone used interior oil ...

7 560 days ago
View BTimmons's profile

Finishing walnut - Your favorite oil + wax combination?

564 days ago by BTimmons

I’ve seen plenty of projects here that incorporate walnut that apparent...

19 561 days ago
View ZiggyZ's profile

Spraying Varathane Stain

562 days ago by ZiggyZ

Hi everyone- I am wrapping up a diagonal shelving project (lots of sf to c...

1 562 days ago
View fkudlack's profile

Help with reclaimed lumber jointing and finishing

563 days ago by fkudlack

Hey All, My father is a contractor so I have alway been around wood, mostl...

1 563 days ago
View oldnovice's profile

I need a solid red dye

564 days ago by oldnovice

I want to dye some 1/32” aircraft plywood a brilliant red but all I hav...

6 563 days ago

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