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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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Dining room table finish

03-03-2013 07:45 PM by Jordan Henkel

Hi everyone, taking in some considerations for a table finish. I just want to...

1 03-03-2013 10:21 PM
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What a tough wood filler?

03-03-2013 05:12 PM by ToddJB

All, my 9 month old son literally pulled our bedroom door off its hinges (he&...

14 03-03-2013 09:22 PM
View Millo's profile

Mixing linseed oil and Japan drier to make BLO

03-02-2013 05:04 AM by Millo

I have some Tried and True ‘Danish oil” (just linseed oil, no var...

8 03-03-2013 02:42 PM
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Is this veneer?

03-01-2013 11:46 PM by Nygiants77

I’m not sure if this desk top is veneer but I was told it is solid Hond...

12 03-02-2013 10:08 PM
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clear live-oak bowl finish

03-02-2013 08:35 AM by centexliveoak

I have completed turning a nice bowl from Live Oak (Texas hill country). I w...

2 03-02-2013 02:51 PM
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Refinishing an old desk

02-25-2013 12:57 PM by Nygiants77

Over the weekend I acquired an old desk with a little history. At first thoug...

20 03-01-2013 01:42 PM
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Does Polyurethane strip stain/oil?

02-27-2013 10:53 PM by Schoffleine

I’m doing my first real ‘finishing’ today and applied some ...

8 02-28-2013 03:25 PM
View HorizontalMike's profile

Preferred Finishing techniques for Totes & Knobs

02-22-2013 06:55 PM by HorizontalMike

I have finally gotten into turning my own totes & knobs and am wondering ...

15 02-27-2013 10:38 PM
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George Nakashima Style End Table Finish

02-15-2013 03:05 PM by WoodArtbyJR

I am in the process of finishing an end table that has been on my “Hone...

17 02-27-2013 05:59 PM
View drpdrp's profile

Beginner finishing and Lowes

02-09-2013 01:32 PM by drpdrp

Okay, before I get started I want to make something absolutely clear: Yes,...

25 02-27-2013 02:47 PM
View scvwooding's profile

Glue and Stain

02-24-2013 08:35 PM by scvwooding

Why is it that when I go stain a project where I have used glue in the joints...

12 02-26-2013 05:12 AM
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Best way to refinish 30 year old cabinets

02-08-2013 11:06 PM by TopamaxSurvivor

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

16 02-24-2013 11:46 PM
View steve's profile

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

02-24-2013 12:45 AM by steve

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

26 02-24-2013 03:02 AM
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fumed oak, Mission style, Library Table

02-20-2013 09:05 AM by Shel

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

8 02-24-2013 02:31 AM
View Purrmaster's profile

Badger hair brushes

02-22-2013 10:04 AM by Purrmaster

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

10 02-23-2013 07:11 AM
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Refinishing Reclaimed Table

02-05-2013 08:53 AM by tlawrence

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

2 02-23-2013 03:03 AM
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Charles Neil's Pre Conditioner/finishing schedule?

12-11-2012 02:19 AM by Sirgreggins

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

48 02-22-2013 08:19 PM
View Alongiron's profile

Spray Shellac Finish

10-18-2012 05:44 PM by Alongiron

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

9 02-22-2013 12:53 AM
View nate22's profile

Water base stains or stains in general

02-21-2013 08:57 PM by nate22

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

1 02-22-2013 12:30 AM
View mtx77's profile

which short oil varnish?

02-19-2013 07:27 AM by mtx77

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

6 02-21-2013 12:09 PM

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