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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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Where to find

05-22-2013 12:18 AM by TCCcabinetmaker

Where would one find a brushable white lacquer? Most of the sources I’...

18 04-14-2015 01:42 AM
View pdxrealtor's profile

Help me get the desired look with stain

01-19-2015 03:45 PM by pdxrealtor

Hi All- I’m trying to get a certain look on my mill work/interior do...

73 04-12-2015 05:45 PM
View Kazooman's profile

Best Applicator For Water-based Finish?

04-10-2015 09:31 AM by Kazooman

I am building a small set of shelves as a favor for a friend. The shelves wi...

9 04-11-2015 10:09 PM
View Thickwood's profile

My walnut table

04-09-2015 03:29 PM by Thickwood

I have a beautiful slab of walnut I am making into a table. I have read page ...

11 04-11-2015 06:27 PM
View Twoot's profile

Staining butcher block?

04-09-2015 03:29 PM by Twoot

I am restoring an old butcher block kitchen island for a customer and was ask...

6 04-10-2015 04:21 PM
View shepwood's profile

Lathe Coffee tables, FINISHES?

02-25-2015 08:11 PM by shepwood

Hi all, so I have moderate wood working skills, still learning a lot. One ...

26 04-09-2015 11:31 PM
View Adamal's profile

Pool Table and Body Filler...

04-09-2015 07:43 PM by Adamal

I wasn’t sure if this was the correct forum, but here it goes. IR...

2 04-09-2015 08:13 PM
View upplepop's profile

Trying to replicate this finish

04-09-2015 03:29 PM by upplepop

I am trying to exactly replicate the finish on this ornate picture frame I ca...

2 04-09-2015 07:24 PM
View Jenine's profile

How to finish the wood - and keep the patina?

04-06-2015 02:01 PM by Jenine

Hi all, I just purchased a ton of beautiful reclaimed lumber from a 107 ye...

20 04-09-2015 03:04 PM
View CastleOfCheese's profile

Woodburning Question

04-07-2015 08:01 PM by CastleOfCheese

Hi guys,New member here with a question about woodburning. I’m giving ...

2 04-09-2015 05:44 AM
View Dinger's profile

Finishing - Shellac/paint, etc. Question

04-01-2015 01:40 PM by Dinger

Fellow LJ’s I’m working on a dresser and crib combination for ...

15 04-07-2015 07:46 PM
View DarakuTenshi's profile

Looking for best FOOD SAFE sealer.

04-05-2015 04:01 PM by DarakuTenshi

What I’m doing is building a cover for a grill top (like what would be ...

6 04-07-2015 03:42 PM
View DaveD9664's profile

Wooden spoon / kitchen utensil dyes, stains, & finishes

04-07-2015 01:48 PM by DaveD9664

Hello fellow woodworkers! I like to carve wooden kitchen utensils and am ...

3 04-07-2015 03:27 PM
View jon345's profile

Refinishing teak dining table

04-03-2015 01:40 PM by jon345

I’m planning to refinish a teak dining table and could use some tips on...

5 04-06-2015 03:37 AM
View NewfieDan's profile

Problems with 2nd coat of stain

04-05-2015 03:27 PM by NewfieDan

I am building a coffee table out of both birch plywood and solid birch. I am ...

6 04-05-2015 07:07 PM
View vsefcik's profile

grain filler both sides or just top/sides?

04-04-2015 08:14 PM by vsefcik

I’ve built a couple of tops for very old nightstands and plan to use a ...

4 04-05-2015 04:28 PM
View Banban's profile

Right finish for a live edge maple dining table

04-01-2015 02:20 AM by Banban

Hello everyone. I have been working on a maple slab, using epoxy for knots...

2 04-04-2015 06:23 PM
View mjheck's profile

Finish for workbench

04-03-2015 06:35 PM by mjheck

I’m in the process of building another workbench for my shop(Can never ...

5 04-03-2015 10:00 PM
View BigMig's profile

Finishing Lacewood (aka leopard wood) Coffee Table Top

04-02-2015 02:02 PM by BigMig

Well, I’m approaching the final stages of making a coffee table for my ...

5 04-03-2015 07:31 PM
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How to touch up "black ash" speaker cabinets

04-03-2015 04:09 PM by groland

Lots of speaker companies make a “black ash” finish, which is a m...

3 04-03-2015 05:44 PM

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