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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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Are kitchen cabinets always finished with polyurethane

06-24-2015 04:15 PM by skatefriday

The subject line pretty much says it all. I did a set of bathroom cabinets...

6 06-25-2015 01:12 AM
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Help with pore filling Spalted Maple Slab.

06-24-2015 12:40 AM by Lumberpunk

Hi All, I am currently finishing a 24”x48” spalted maple slab for...

3 06-24-2015 02:34 AM
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Help restaining table top.

06-23-2015 08:16 PM by Pocky

Hi everyone. Total newbie here, I’ve never really done much wood workin...

1 06-23-2015 08:37 PM
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Can you make hardware black ?

06-20-2015 06:28 PM by willhime

Building a chicken coop, of course the one that was decided on has black hard...

5 06-23-2015 06:26 PM
View Scottlj's profile

Poplar Dresser with Pine Leg Posts?

06-23-2015 04:37 AM by Scottlj

So I found these great plans for a child’s dresser that calls for 2...

5 06-23-2015 01:46 PM
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Shellac (Zinsser SealCoat) for sealing in odor?

04-24-2014 03:22 AM by paxorion

My wife found a chest of drawers on Craigslist that had the retro design elem...

13 06-23-2015 01:37 PM
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Porch floor questions. HELP!

06-23-2015 12:16 AM by Seamus0559

i have a 1909 American Foursquare on the west side of Cleveland. My front por...

3 06-23-2015 02:38 AM
View ammccorm's profile

Cherry wood table, part 2

06-23-2015 01:24 AM by ammccorm

Hey there, you guys helped me refinish a cherry table a couple months ago, an...

0 06-23-2015 01:24 AM
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Need advice regarding finish for wooden patio furniture

06-22-2015 07:37 PM by misterbig

I need to apply a finish on this and need advice. The wood is teak and need ...

4 06-22-2015 08:25 PM
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Tung Oil

06-22-2015 09:18 AM by SamSludge

I do a lot of small projects and like to use Waterlox. But after a few uses,...

10 06-22-2015 03:24 PM
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How to get a glossy mirror like finish on MDF

06-22-2015 12:05 AM by Peteyb

I am building some garage cabinets out of MDF. I would like to make them look...

4 06-22-2015 01:07 PM
View Goodsh's profile

Light spots in finish

06-20-2015 11:43 PM by Goodsh

Hey everyone, I finished a walnut table top with Arm-R-Seal, several coats th...

1 06-21-2015 12:38 AM
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09-08-2014 03:57 AM by Ladislav

Im getting in to lacquer finishes and seeking any advice ! Guns , tricks , co...

15 06-20-2015 12:41 PM
View ToddJB's profile

Options for refinishing an old table top

05-04-2015 05:19 PM by ToddJB

All, I’ve been tasked with making this table “look better̶...

23 06-19-2015 03:13 PM
View mad4268's profile

Miter Spline with Contrasting Color

06-11-2015 02:09 PM by mad4268

In what order do you stain, glue, poly your projects that utilize miter splin...

7 06-19-2015 02:16 AM
View jdh122's profile

stain and finish in one coat

06-18-2015 06:47 AM by jdh122

I have no experience with staining wood at all, but am going to do a solid wo...

10 06-19-2015 01:03 AM
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finishing a dining room table

06-18-2015 03:09 AM by bradnelson

I wanted to know if it would be better to finish the table top with regula...

4 06-18-2015 09:41 PM
View ric53's profile

Ant colony in walnut slab

06-18-2015 11:38 AM by ric53

Hi guys, looking for an opinion. I have a customer that fell in love with a s...

7 06-18-2015 05:06 PM
View weldoman's profile

finish for antique factory cart

06-17-2015 02:10 PM by weldoman

Just finished completion of my latest factory cart restoration and I’m ...

11 06-18-2015 06:33 AM
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Waxed shellac vs dewaxed shellac

01-22-2015 05:12 PM by ol104

Hey guys – i am finishing up 2 benches for a client. She wanted to repl...

14 06-18-2015 06:01 AM

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