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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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View Gerry's profile

water based polyurethane

05-06-2015 12:05 PM by Gerry

I am finishing a pine dining table with water based poly (don’t want to...

12 05-31-2015 10:25 PM
View JeffP's profile

True Grit

05-29-2015 06:45 PM by JeffP

Ok, so sometimes I come up with a question while I’m working…but ...

17 05-31-2015 02:22 AM
View RobinDobbie's profile

New brushes say "Not for shellac or lacquer"

05-29-2015 05:46 AM by RobinDobbie

I bought a 36 pack of foam brushes from Amazon thinking I could use em for ju...

21 05-30-2015 12:38 PM
View Phil68's profile

input/opinions needed to complete finishing current project

05-29-2015 04:55 AM by Phil68

I made this bed for my 2 year old using red oak. I found a web article f...

7 05-29-2015 04:26 PM
View JeffP's profile

keeping light maple light while enhancing figure?

05-27-2015 11:38 AM by JeffP

I have a bunch of curly soft maple. Even though it is soft rather than hard ...

10 05-29-2015 02:39 PM
View Alan Hart's profile

Why did the maple end grain turn dark?

05-27-2015 01:27 PM by Alan Hart

I made a 3D cutting board a couple of weeks ago. The problem I have is some o...

4 05-29-2015 02:56 AM
View mcg1990's profile

Is there a wood more affordable than Maple that will stain similarly?

05-25-2015 06:53 PM by mcg1990

The title says most of it, but the context is a round pedestal table. The cli...

21 05-28-2015 07:34 PM
View CraftyRob's profile

Best paint for high use table: oil enamel?

12-04-2014 06:47 PM by CraftyRob

I’m building a table for in our kitchen that will probably be heavily u...

9 05-27-2015 10:39 PM
View ADHDan's profile

Please tell me what sprayer to buy for general-purpose (non-paint) finishing!

03-18-2015 05:24 PM by ADHDan

I really want to get a nice, compact handheld sprayer to use for finishing pr...

24 05-27-2015 07:57 PM
View jtm's profile

Best primer and paint for exterior wood door?

05-25-2015 05:13 AM by jtm

So I got super ambitious today while doing a few thing to the exterior of my ...

7 05-27-2015 03:07 PM
View HoffShop's profile

mixing woodglue with water to seal flaking paint

05-27-2015 02:41 AM by HoffShop

has anyone done this? I have an old crate with the paint peeling and flaking...

1 05-27-2015 05:51 AM
View Keith Sonefelt's profile

Weathered/Distressed Finish

05-26-2015 05:45 AM by Keith Sonefelt

A letter for a front door, she said she wanted it to look like an old letter ...

5 05-26-2015 03:09 PM
View Oosik's profile

Behlen's Rockhard Table Top Help!

05-26-2015 12:22 PM by Oosik

So after applying my first coat I notice it did not get applied very evenly. ...

2 05-26-2015 02:36 PM
View Josh's profile

Cleaning poly-soaked brushes

05-25-2015 06:07 PM by Josh

Hi y’all! Happy Memorial day to the Americans here and happy day to ...

5 05-26-2015 01:47 PM
View rwe2156's profile

Matching wood colors

05-25-2015 09:32 PM by rwe2156

Heres the situation: I have made a carved piece to replace a missing front o...

1 05-25-2015 11:52 PM
View Jc2's profile

Anyone know how to match this finish?

05-25-2015 06:28 AM by Jc2

I’ve build a cedar arbor and I have to finish it to match this existing...

3 05-25-2015 08:09 PM
View Canofworms's profile

Removinf rust stains from nails on white oak floor?

06-20-2014 08:23 PM by Canofworms

I read oxalic acid will remove it. They are well absorbed in the wood about ...

30 05-23-2015 02:05 PM
View Jagerheister's profile

Aging pine wood with Vinegar and steel wool

05-23-2015 12:45 PM by Jagerheister

In this timelapse video, I’m applying an ironite stain to pine. This i...

0 05-23-2015 12:45 PM
View ryanjg117's profile

Adding a "wrist rest" edge profile to a computer desk

05-22-2015 06:46 AM by ryanjg117

I’m in the process of building a rather cool computer workstation based...

6 05-22-2015 05:47 PM
View rulubos's profile

Need Help Finishing Wood

05-22-2015 11:45 AM by rulubos

I am new to wood working so thank you in advance! My friend and I are crea...

4 05-22-2015 04:51 PM

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