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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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How can I make the endgrain finish match the rest and not be darker?

09-01-2014 02:21 PM by JohnMcD348

Maybe I’m not searching correctly. I’m sure it’s come up b...

15 09-03-2014 12:30 AM
View Fish22's profile

Finish Recommendation

08-31-2014 11:48 PM by Fish22

I am in the process of doing 2 shelves for the bathroom, and am looking for r...

2 09-02-2014 06:13 PM
View skogie1's profile

polyurethane AND stain both sides or just poly?

09-02-2014 12:17 AM by skogie1

Newbie question: I’m finishing a douglas fir table top and I’m wo...

5 09-02-2014 02:43 AM
View Reaper417's profile

What Can I Use

08-31-2014 01:02 AM by Reaper417

Hey guys, my friend is making a small dresser. The top is going to be an oak ...

6 09-02-2014 01:09 AM
View BigJon's profile

What should i seal coasters with?

09-01-2014 10:58 AM by BigJon

Awesome information on this site. My skills would not be nearly as developed ...

4 09-01-2014 03:59 PM
View FancyShoes's profile

Out door table

09-01-2014 11:28 AM by FancyShoes

I am using a old wooden wire spool for a out door bar height table, I sanded ...

3 09-01-2014 02:11 PM
View RocketDogs's profile

Need Advice...Spraying BIN Earlex 6900

08-26-2014 01:56 PM by RocketDogs

I have used BIN with great success brushing and aerosol cans….need to s...

4 09-01-2014 01:16 PM
View CharlesA's profile

Gnats in your poly?

08-26-2014 08:03 PM by CharlesA

I’m putting the final coats of Arm-R-Seal poly on my project, and notic...

16 09-01-2014 12:29 AM
View Cornductor's profile

Without the Flocking Jokes

08-27-2014 04:06 AM by Cornductor

No really…... I’m in a bind here. I flocked a box with black and ...

14 08-30-2014 12:15 PM
View cdnstudentwoodworker's profile

Need advice , refinishing 1920s woodwork and trim, pictures included

08-30-2014 02:49 AM by cdnstudentwoodworker

Hello, recently got a new house which has a large amount of wonderful flat an...

0 08-30-2014 02:49 AM
View misterbig's profile

Paulk WorkBench - What Finish should i apply? Need Advice

08-28-2014 06:47 PM by misterbig

Good Day all, I just completed my Paulk Workbench from 3/4” Cabinet ...

3 08-29-2014 11:01 PM
View bobtimms's profile

BIN primer way passed use by date

08-28-2014 05:50 PM by bobtimms

I sprayed some 6 or so year old BIN on some MDF raised panels to seal for pai...

6 08-29-2014 12:56 PM
View bdresch's profile

Any hope for my cupping post caps?

08-28-2014 02:55 AM by bdresch

I made and installed these new post caps this weekend and after 1 rain and th...

11 08-28-2014 10:14 PM
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08-27-2014 02:02 PM by arthursbest

I have a awesome ash table I am finishing for a client and have filled a larg...

6 08-27-2014 03:12 PM
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08-21-2014 12:48 PM by Gene Howe

Serendipity is defined as “the occurrence and development of events by ...

22 08-25-2014 12:16 PM
View notdan's profile

How long to wait to paste wax over Arm-R-Seal?

08-24-2014 05:18 PM by notdan

I’m going to use some Johnson’s paste wax over a bookcase that ha...

6 08-25-2014 12:24 AM
View DustyCellist's profile

Shellac and Mold in Basement?

08-23-2014 08:22 PM by DustyCellist

I recently built a shop table/lathe stand out of 2×4s with a plywood top...

2 08-24-2014 07:24 PM
View jimmyhopps's profile

How to rub out Enduro Var gloss to semi gloss?

08-24-2014 05:01 PM by jimmyhopps

I’ve got 4 coats of Enduro on my table top, all Gloss. 2 questions:1) ...

1 08-24-2014 06:39 PM
View danoaz's profile

Dark stain from galvanized nails in outdoor cedar trim

08-23-2014 10:40 PM by danoaz

So I thought I was doing the right thing to get galvanized nails for some ced...

4 08-24-2014 05:03 AM
View MattyMattAg's profile

Finishing with Polycrylic question...

08-23-2014 05:38 PM by MattyMattAg

I just built some game boards (corn hole, bean bag toss) and finished with 6 ...

2 08-24-2014 02:56 AM

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