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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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Sanding Sealer and Stains Concerns

12-16-2014 02:16 PM by gadawg31

Hello everyone, I have now started getting back into my wood hobby, after ...

6 12-22-2014 10:44 PM
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Matching Stains

12-22-2014 07:57 PM by mramseyISU

I’m building a hall tree for my house and I’d really like to figu...

1 12-22-2014 08:05 PM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

What stage to prep drawer parts for finishing?

12-21-2014 03:06 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey everyone, I am in the middle of my fist project that involves dovetail...

19 12-22-2014 01:49 AM
View endgrainy's profile

Help with lacquer

11-09-2014 04:41 PM by endgrainy

Hi all, I am (trying to) finish up a humidor I’m working on, which i...

9 12-21-2014 04:01 PM
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Help! Need to dye figured maple....

12-20-2014 02:40 PM by DIYaholic

I need to dye some figured maple (duh!).... Trying to bring out the figure...

11 12-20-2014 10:58 PM
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Help With Shellac

12-14-2014 07:44 PM by hokieman

I have never used shellac before. Always used lacquer and polyeurathane. I ...

26 12-19-2014 10:39 PM
View MattyMattAg's profile

Working with old cedar...

12-16-2014 05:15 PM by MattyMattAg

I have some old, worn aromatic cedar that was originally used as a large perg...

1 12-19-2014 10:21 PM
View Mic58's profile

Glaze Coat

12-18-2014 09:33 PM by Mic58

I was applying the 2nd coat of Glaze Coat and was applying the product to the...

1 12-18-2014 09:38 PM
View Tommy Evans's profile

Lacquer 'marks' in final coat

12-17-2014 02:03 PM by Tommy Evans

Hi all, I am completing my first ‘fine’ woodworking project. ...

10 12-18-2014 02:32 PM
View indychip's profile

finishing help needed

12-17-2014 10:58 PM by indychip

I am finishing up a cherry coffee table. I have put 2 coats of poly on it. ...

4 12-18-2014 01:05 AM
View aj0503's profile

card game tabletop finish

12-17-2014 04:07 PM by aj0503

I’m trying to make a table top for dice and card games. I have two questions ...

2 12-17-2014 05:16 PM
View bluplanet's profile

Uh oh. What do I do now?

12-14-2014 04:28 AM by bluplanet

I’m makin a nice picnic table for a friend. It has sawhorse style legs...

8 12-17-2014 05:44 AM
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Lacquer on paint?

12-16-2014 04:22 PM by jed6060

Is it ok to put clear lacquer on top of Acrylic Enamel? I usually stain every...

2 12-16-2014 04:53 PM
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Gray Maple

12-15-2014 09:21 PM by Woodbum

Has anyone ever had spray shellac turn maple gray? I sealed a maple box parts...

5 12-16-2014 03:59 PM
View Christian Holihan's profile

Blotchy walnut

09-26-2014 12:35 AM by Christian Holihan

I need some advice. I made a 50/50 mix of pure tung oil (100% pure no fil...

5 12-15-2014 07:07 PM
View Purrmaster's profile

Extracting dye from scrapwood

11-26-2014 08:22 AM by Purrmaster

I’ve been working with padauk for the first time. I like the bright or...

14 12-15-2014 06:01 PM
View Vest's profile

What best to use on walnut hall tree bench.

12-14-2014 01:20 PM by Vest

Was wondering what would be a good finish for a walnut hall tree bench? I hav...

11 12-15-2014 05:47 PM
View Jen72's profile

Minwax Polycrylic

12-15-2014 03:33 AM by Jen72

I have painted my kitchen cabinets. I wanted a flat look to them so I used a ...

14 12-15-2014 05:38 PM
View PhillipRCW's profile

Cottonwood Slabs

12-09-2014 05:35 PM by PhillipRCW

I have about 10,000 lbs of cottonwood at the saw mill that I got my hands on....

2 12-15-2014 03:46 PM
View bdresch's profile

Paint or poly first?

12-14-2014 11:16 PM by bdresch

I am building a flip top planer stand and have a finishing question. The pane...

7 12-15-2014 02:50 PM

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