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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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High Gloss Food Safe Finish...

05-19-2013 10:32 PM by ScrubPlane

All…I am searching for a good high gloss food safe finish to use on my ...

2 05-19-2013 11:48 PM
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Exterior clear finish for wood doors - For southern California

05-11-2013 03:39 AM by WhoMe

FIRST, I did a search on this topic and many of the threads are a couple year...

8 05-18-2013 08:11 PM
View Mark's profile

Another Cherry question.

05-16-2013 08:41 PM by Mark

Morning all. I getting ready to finish a cherry console table and I’m ...

12 05-17-2013 02:24 PM
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ebonizing advantages

05-16-2013 05:06 PM by mbs

I need to make some pegs for my G&G furniture. I’ve been using ebon...

9 05-17-2013 02:22 AM
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poly and mineral spirits question

05-16-2013 12:15 PM by SuperDave0002

I use the gallon size cans of poly and was wondering…..say I mix up a q...

3 05-16-2013 03:56 PM
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Mineral oil over varnish (Behlen Salad Bowl Finish)?

05-12-2013 03:29 PM by gtbuzz

I just made a cutting board for mother’s day and finished it with Behle...

9 05-15-2013 05:53 PM
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Maple Stain darkness

05-15-2013 09:46 AM by daleye

I am trying to stain some maple to match a bathroom vanity we just purchased....

1 05-15-2013 12:33 PM
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Finishing a cherry and brazilian cherry box

05-14-2013 05:00 PM by Quartzee

Hey guys, this is my first box ever and I made it for my fiance for our weddi...

5 05-15-2013 01:38 AM
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What oil do you use for your cutting boards?

05-02-2013 05:03 PM by Cole Tallerman

Hey all. So after making a few cutting boards, I found out here that I need t...

14 05-13-2013 09:12 PM
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Advise for Stripping Finish +

05-12-2013 12:49 AM by 69BBNova

Today is only the second time in 30 yrs I’ve been to a garage sale,...

5 05-12-2013 09:25 PM
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Spraying Zinsser bin shellac primer

05-12-2013 08:17 AM by Eric25

I’ve made a built-in closet with drawers. Part plywood and part MDF. ...

3 05-12-2013 12:52 PM
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Patron Style Boxes w/Wooden Hinge

05-11-2013 01:38 AM by LookingGlass

I am relatively new to LJ and have been reviewing some projects and came acro...

4 05-11-2013 01:52 AM
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Charles Neil Finishing Class - On Line!

04-29-2013 03:45 PM by a1Jim

If there’s one area most folks have trouble with it’s finishing. ...

5 05-10-2013 06:55 PM
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Finishing maple and sapele.

05-09-2013 12:17 AM by lateralus819

Hello all I’m getting together ideas for my table finish. I’m ...

6 05-10-2013 12:31 PM
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Sanding scoops on raised panels for entry doors and garage doors

05-09-2013 07:37 PM by woodengaragedoorguy

I am in need of finding out the best way to sand the scoop portion on raised ...

2 05-10-2013 02:08 AM
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Indoor door finish - which oil to use

05-07-2013 01:35 PM by lepelerin

Hello All, I am almost finished renovating an old indoor door for my house...

7 05-09-2013 11:31 AM
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Black stain didn't take

05-08-2013 12:30 AM by SquintyPolock

I built this television stand from birch plywood and poplar face/ top. I...

12 05-09-2013 12:47 AM
View sagar's profile

Mahogany sunglasses finish

04-24-2013 08:41 AM by sagar

Hey guys! Ive handcrafted a pair of mahogany sunglasses and am trying to f...

3 05-08-2013 01:48 AM
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Fixing a blemish on a new table

04-30-2013 06:32 PM by Jordan_0519

So, a buddy of mine’s wife was doing some arts and crafts on their bran...

4 05-08-2013 12:32 AM
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Fill and refinish exterior door

05-07-2013 05:02 AM by TopamaxSurvivor

A few days ago there was a thread about repairing an exterior door. There we...

3 05-07-2013 05:32 PM

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