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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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problems with spray lacquer

586 days ago by shelly_b

I decided to use spray lacquer on the paper towel holders i am making b/c it ...

14 586 days ago
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Diffuser oil spilled on rustic style table - need help

587 days ago by FireFitzy

Hey everyone, My girlfriend just spilled some diffuser oil on her rustic s...

4 587 days ago
View Lee Barker's profile

Have you used Tried and True Varnish Oil? (that's a brand name)

596 days ago by Lee Barker

I was leafing through some old FWW and found a piece by Chris Becksvoort in w...

7 587 days ago
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dye and finish before glue up

595 days ago by bygrace

I’m a novice woodworker in need of some advice. I’m building a la...

3 588 days ago
View magicmark's profile

Finishing advice for kitchen cabinets

591 days ago by magicmark

I’ll be waiting until I get the entire bank of cabinets ready for stain...

4 590 days ago
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Painting MDF

592 days ago by COMO

I am getting ready to start a build for our office. It will involve a murphy...

15 590 days ago
View Mark's profile

Another Maple question.

591 days ago by Mark

I’m starting the assembly on a Mission style book case. After I had st...

7 590 days ago
View Ben's profile

Please recommend kitchen cabinet finish

591 days ago by Ben

I’m about to start building drawers/doors for my base cabs.They have Ch...

5 591 days ago
View Brandon's profile

HVLP Spray Gun Advice

591 days ago by Brandon

I’m looking to purchase a spray gun that won’t break the bank. I ...

15 591 days ago
View MrRon's profile

What wood to use for a cabinet

591 days ago by MrRon

I am building a cabinet to house an 100 gal aquarium. I figured I need 3 shee...

3 591 days ago
View daves1's profile

outside finishes

1031 days ago by daves1

I made a bench from slab walnut this spring and I finished it with 2 coats of...

10 591 days ago
View Trevor Roth's profile

Blotching maple

593 days ago by Trevor Roth

So I have a problem. I have never worked with maple before and I recently bui...

16 591 days ago
View tr888's profile

very pale yellowish gold finish on oak

592 days ago by tr888

I am a complete newb and would like to know how to get a very pale yellowish/...

9 591 days ago
View sawdustbreath's profile

Kegerator doors

592 days ago by sawdustbreath

A friend needed new doors for a kegerator as they had been replaced once alre...

0 592 days ago
View Maximillian's profile

Filling cracks

592 days ago by Maximillian

HiI have been making end-grain cheeseboards for christmas gifts, which have b...

10 592 days ago
View Nicholas Hall's profile

Help Finishing a Quartersawn Maple Trestle Table Top

594 days ago by Nicholas Hall

I’m a danish oil kind of guy with some exceptional wood on his hands an...

7 592 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Need advice before I ruin this turning.

594 days ago by RussellAP

This is spalted maple. As you can see, it had some sort of wo...

4 593 days ago
View WoodCop's profile

Oil Base and Shellac Base Primer...

595 days ago by WoodCop

got on my hardwood floor while i was painting. There are several spots on th...

2 595 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Dyes for wood

595 days ago by RussellAP

I don’t know where I was, probably in the projects section, but I saw w...

5 595 days ago
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Stain lifting off?

606 days ago by Dinger

I need to turn to the woodworking braintrust, AKA, for this o...

4 595 days ago

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