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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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Need advice on finish(es) for Garage workbench

08-10-2014 12:48 PM by JohnMcD348

I’ve got my workbench designed and will start building it in a few days...

6 08-12-2014 03:32 AM
View pariswoodworking's profile

Picking a finish

08-07-2014 09:31 PM by pariswoodworking

For awhile now, I’ve used polyurethane, and I’m pretty much fed u...

12 08-11-2014 05:37 PM
View jonsprague0000's profile

Cherry fuming color

08-08-2014 04:52 AM by jonsprague0000

I’m building a dining room table out of Cherry and am exper...

11 08-11-2014 04:05 PM
View Canofworms's profile

Is spar varnish okay to put on top of quick drying polyurethane?

08-10-2014 01:55 PM by Canofworms

I’m finishing a hope slab and a butcher block from IKEA and I’m n...

8 08-11-2014 04:04 PM
View marcbousquet's profile

Need some advice on finishing

08-10-2014 08:51 PM by marcbousquet

My parents recently dropped off an old White sewing machine w...

2 08-10-2014 09:46 PM
View Keith Kelly's profile

Kids Table Complete, Getting Queasy.

08-08-2014 03:03 AM by Keith Kelly

The Hickory/Pecan kids dining room table I’ve been working on for month...

12 08-10-2014 12:25 PM
View patcollins's profile

Clear Protective finish for painted surfaces

07-31-2014 08:39 PM by patcollins

I am thinking about painting my cheap ugly kitchen cabinets and have read abo...

1 08-10-2014 04:17 AM
View johnnygofast's profile

Grandpa's home made recipe

07-29-2014 01:23 PM by johnnygofast

My grandad made his own wood stain that had a beautiful red tint to it. The o...

1 08-10-2014 02:54 AM
View jimmyhopps's profile

How much orange peel to sand out before next coat of Enduro?

08-08-2014 09:59 PM by jimmyhopps

I have applied my first ever coat of spray finish via the Earlux 5500 to a 6&...

1 08-10-2014 02:17 AM
View sawdust99's profile

Finishing walnut

08-08-2014 02:36 PM by sawdust99

when I put on a wood sealer on walnut it turns real dark. What is best way to...

9 08-08-2014 05:30 PM
View cben's profile

Burnt Pine

08-07-2014 11:59 PM by cben

Hello everyone, I have a coffee table to build and it needs to match the r...

1 08-08-2014 05:07 AM
View ChrisCarr's profile

Spraying Oil based paint : Orange peel, globs, nothings working

12-30-2012 08:24 PM by ChrisCarr

I recently finished building a shelf out of mdf with a poplar faceframe. Cons...

17 08-08-2014 03:00 AM
View EJsPlace's profile

Polyurethane. Oak table. Grain grooves-help!

08-07-2014 01:39 AM by EJsPlace

Hello all!I’m very much a rookie to woodworking, and I hope u will bea...

16 08-07-2014 03:27 PM
View Tammy80's profile

Polyshades yuck, what now?

08-01-2014 09:55 PM by Tammy80

So this being my first wood ‘staining’ project, I should not have...

36 08-07-2014 12:19 PM
View robscastle's profile

Green Nylon Scouring Pad

08-06-2014 09:14 AM by robscastle

I was working on my New Guinea Rosewood boxes today and needed to remove some...

9 08-07-2014 05:13 AM
View fire77aa's profile

how to clean reclaimed deck wood, most likely cedar

07-25-2014 01:14 PM by fire77aa

Hi everyone im extremely new to any kind of wood working and finally have a l...

15 08-06-2014 03:09 PM
View Tim714's profile

Finishing over knot holes

07-22-2014 02:02 AM by Tim714

I just finished building a red oak coffee table and need advi...

9 08-06-2014 02:49 AM
View Polymorphic169's profile

First wood slab finish

08-04-2014 04:01 PM by Polymorphic169

I bought a ash wood slab to be a nice table for our downstairs area. It has a...

1 08-04-2014 04:49 PM
View jsquared's profile

Damaged dining table finish

08-01-2014 10:16 PM by jsquared

My neighbors accidentally spilled the liquid from one of those plug-in room s...

6 08-04-2014 12:40 AM
View A.Scott's profile

What to use to seal and finish my wife's spaghetti spatula

07-28-2014 03:10 AM by A.Scott

Well from the photo you can see my wifes spaghetti spatula had seen bette...

8 07-31-2014 03:50 PM

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