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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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cedar oil and poly finish

09-23-2015 03:24 AM by fatfarmer

I made an oak chest & lined it with cedar. After finishing the underside ...

3 09-26-2015 03:18 PM
View Tony1212's profile

Finishing Shop Cabinets

09-25-2015 02:49 PM by Tony1212

I built some shop cabinets out of BCX ply last weekend. I was going to throw ...

2 09-25-2015 11:23 PM
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Shellac Over Gel Stain?

09-25-2015 07:03 PM by Bonvivant1

Hello! I just discovered this site and it is AWESOME! I will definitely be...

4 09-25-2015 10:15 PM
View Michigander's profile

Wipe on stain problem Need help

09-13-2015 02:23 PM by Michigander

I am building a baby bed for my first Grandson. It is made from cherry which ...

4 09-25-2015 07:22 PM
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Danish oil with Arm R Seal incompatibility???

09-14-2015 06:07 PM by Michigander

I am making a table of Spalted maple with a border of Ambrosia maple....

3 09-25-2015 07:20 PM
View Shane's profile

Bulk sandpaper

09-23-2015 02:49 PM by Shane

I want to put together a sanding kit with all relevant grits between 60 and 2...

12 09-24-2015 01:29 PM
View holsterguy's profile

copper screws

09-22-2015 11:45 PM by holsterguy

Sorry if this is in the wrong spot. I guess the hardware could be considered ...

4 09-23-2015 11:38 PM
View woodworkingdrew's profile

Want to try something new

09-23-2015 04:00 AM by woodworkingdrew

When I think of finishing redwood, I go for my brush and stain. This coming f...

2 09-23-2015 01:50 PM
View bluejazz's profile

A little help with finishing a walnut live edge Mantle

09-22-2015 05:44 PM by bluejazz

OK First off I didn’t make this Walnut mantle; I bought it. (I know, I am so...

3 09-23-2015 12:08 AM
View Oldtool's profile

Shellac with wax

09-21-2015 07:56 PM by Oldtool

I’ve read all the forms, instructions, and suggestions, as well as view...

10 09-22-2015 06:48 PM
View mrdupfx's profile

Oak hardwood floor discoloration

07-26-2015 06:37 PM by mrdupfx

Hi, I have a dark oak hardwood floor. For some reason, only in the kitchen t...

9 09-22-2015 04:23 AM
View Shane's profile

Tips for an aged finish with Ash?

09-17-2015 05:06 PM by Shane

I’m building some sliding barn doors for a closet out of ash and the in...

1 09-17-2015 05:36 PM
View glowworm's profile

Alaskan yellow cedar

09-16-2015 10:30 PM by glowworm

I have an Alaskan yellow cedar deck which was supposed to be really good wood...

2 09-17-2015 12:52 AM
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Spray gun for lacqure

09-12-2015 05:58 PM by Gixxerjoe04

I’ve been using a lot of spray lacquer lately, have just been buying th...

27 09-16-2015 07:48 PM
View milkbone's profile

Need help finding a type of apron

09-15-2015 04:13 AM by milkbone

I am having trouble finding more of the table apron I used on this piece. It ...

7 09-16-2015 06:28 PM
View sundance01's profile

Painting Marine Plywood

09-15-2015 07:41 PM by sundance01

Hi, I’m making a table out of a 5’ x 10’ sheet of marine...

2 09-16-2015 04:55 PM
View Shane's profile

Kids table finish from the wood whisperer

09-15-2015 07:43 PM by Shane

Marc recently did a kids table project in which he finished it with a sprayed...

5 09-16-2015 12:39 PM
View scr5008's profile

Need help identifying distress technique

09-14-2015 12:50 PM by scr5008

Hi All – I’m pretty new to woodworking. We bought a dining room ...

6 09-16-2015 03:31 AM
View Hayes333's profile

Help with lacquer stain!

09-15-2015 07:40 PM by Hayes333

Well guys… I’m not really sure what else to try and I need help. ...

1 09-15-2015 08:16 PM
View JoeinGa's profile

Durham's Water Putty

09-11-2015 08:19 PM by JoeinGa

Anybody else use this stuff? I’ve had a can for several years. In the p...

14 09-15-2015 06:46 PM

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