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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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I Hate Sanding

01-08-2014 02:22 PM by Nels

“Hello. My name is Nels, and I hate sanding.” I enjoy woodwork fo...

9 01-09-2014 02:12 AM
View Joseph Crivelli's profile

Flexible Transition Molding

01-07-2014 05:37 PM by Joseph Crivelli

We recently purchased a new house in Plainview, NY. The house has a large...

2 01-09-2014 01:52 AM
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How to stain a maple pocket door

01-07-2014 07:37 PM by mtappe

Ive been told Maple is hard to stain. I have bought two 3-pannel Maple doors ...

1 01-08-2014 11:32 PM
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Cherry office cabinet finish decisions

01-08-2014 05:41 AM by swandog

Hi, I’m getting closer to finishing a pretty large (72”h x 36&#...

4 01-08-2014 05:01 PM
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Staining Pecan Wood

01-08-2014 04:55 PM by iluvizzy

Looks like I found the right website for my question! I occasionally refinish...

0 01-08-2014 04:55 PM
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Finishing is not my strong suit

01-05-2014 11:30 PM by Raftermonkey

I need help ladies and gentleman. As the title states “finishing is not...

21 01-07-2014 03:04 PM
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Transtint Wood Dyes vs. Rit Fabric Dyes

01-06-2014 11:54 PM by johnhutchinson

Other a substantial difference in price, is there any real difference between...

15 01-07-2014 06:11 AM
View FrogpondWoodworks's profile

Just can't stop Blushing??

09-19-2013 06:37 PM by FrogpondWoodworks

I had a post on here a while back about the poly(clear satin) I was using. H...

2 01-07-2014 05:47 AM
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orange peel

01-05-2014 10:42 PM by oldwoodsale

Having a problem with orange peel in clear gloss minwax polyurethane and Hell...

2 01-06-2014 01:02 AM
View josh's profile

Rubbing alcohol or denatured alcohol?

01-02-2014 03:53 AM by josh

Hey you woodworking people from around this beautiful earth sphere! I gott...

17 01-05-2014 07:06 PM
View steve6678's profile

Anyone use Goddard's Cabinet Makers Wax, finally found some online!!

11-22-2012 01:26 AM by steve6678

Goddard’s Cabinet Makers Wax, 4.5 Oz. Tin $13.89, at Qu...

5 01-04-2014 11:16 PM
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Finishing in winter

01-02-2014 08:59 PM by natenaaron

Life happened and a project was put on the back burner. I will be picking it...

3 01-04-2014 02:41 AM
View JosephNY's profile

Source for P&L 38 Dull gallon size?

01-02-2014 12:40 PM by JosephNY

I need several gallons of Pratt & Lambert 38 in Dull and can’t find...

8 01-03-2014 04:29 PM
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"...Building the finish..." - CN Looking back and this is so true

01-02-2014 11:23 PM by AngieO

So… I’ve been looking back at some of my old projects. Once I sta...

15 01-03-2014 05:19 AM
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Natural edge cutting board - Need help

12-16-2013 04:49 PM by maggiem

I bought a kiln-dried slab of black walnut to make a natural edge cutting boa...

22 01-02-2014 04:50 AM
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12-30-2013 11:31 PM by fuzzface

Need some help from my fellow LJ’rs. Finishing a cherry table top. My...

18 01-02-2014 03:15 AM
View AngieO's profile

HELP! Question about how to finish this top that's painted

12-31-2013 08:27 PM by AngieO

Ok… So I really hate to paint wood. And I hate it even more now that se...

21 01-02-2014 01:01 AM
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How to? Ethan Allen old English tavern pine finish

01-01-2014 04:57 AM by buschywooder

Would love information about recreating this finish. I have a trestle sofa ...

9 01-01-2014 09:27 PM
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Cold Garage: What can I use?

12-31-2013 02:49 AM by toddbg

Hi – I just built a set of shop cabinets and will be building out a wor...

7 01-01-2014 02:26 AM
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12-24-2013 12:19 AM by DanielP

A box made from Ipe and so much time spent shaping it. The lid fit to a b...

31 12-31-2013 10:08 PM

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