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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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View MarkTheFiddler's profile

A frame finishing trick.

04-28-2015 04:21 AM by MarkTheFiddler

Howdy, I know there are a whole bunch of ways to skin a cat. So here’...

7 04-28-2015 04:25 PM
View JDCrae's profile

Curly Maple Finishing Plans, would like input

03-03-2015 05:04 PM by JDCrae

Hey all, I am going to be starting a project pretty soon, and while I did ...

25 04-28-2015 01:49 PM
View DebRes's profile

Finishing problem

04-27-2015 09:00 PM by DebRes

I am having problems with raised areas in the finish coats where scratches we...

3 04-28-2015 11:25 AM
View trictle's profile

Non-toxic bathtub toy finish

04-26-2015 03:10 PM by trictle

Hello,i have been lurking here for ages and been inspired by all the great pr...

5 04-26-2015 09:30 PM
View chetrog's profile

MDF Subwoofer box, Need primer or something?

04-20-2015 03:02 AM by chetrog

I am going to be building a subwoofer box, but I have never painted one befor...

11 04-24-2015 09:19 PM
View mexicanfooddude's profile

Refinishing birch plywood cabinets...

04-24-2015 01:10 PM by mexicanfooddude

Hey everyone, new here, thanks for the help. Done some searching but canR...

5 04-24-2015 07:02 PM
View usaftrevor87's profile

Is this a total Strip & Refinish job?

04-23-2015 11:06 AM by usaftrevor87

So, I picked this piece up on craigslist & I LOVE IT! It is solid wood, w...

7 04-23-2015 01:53 PM
View Woodson59's profile

Pre-finishing panels before glue up?s

04-22-2015 09:03 PM by Woodson59

Working on a wine rack currently. Never really pre-finished a piece before g...

5 04-23-2015 03:00 AM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

outdoor planter

04-22-2015 05:40 PM by AAANDRRREW

I got some plans for an outdoor planter I’d like to make my mom for mot...

1 04-23-2015 12:57 AM
View fourtay22's profile

best way to address these scratches

04-22-2015 06:47 AM by fourtay22

Hi all Any ideas on how to best address these scratches in the veneer? On...

2 04-22-2015 08:41 PM
View todd4390's profile

HVLP Curiosity

04-22-2015 05:28 PM by todd4390

I was cleaning my Earlex hvlp gun the other day and was wondering how the fin...

3 04-22-2015 06:45 PM
View Adam D's profile

How do I match this "driftwood" color?

03-30-2015 05:20 PM by Adam D

I’m trying to make red oak look like this: I’ve been testin...

17 04-22-2015 02:47 PM
View FancyShoes's profile

Raised garden beds

04-19-2015 05:14 PM by FancyShoes

I am going to be making some raised garden beds, i was just going to make the...

9 04-21-2015 10:18 PM
View AESamuel's profile

Dull shellac.

04-20-2015 07:21 PM by AESamuel

Hi there, After watching a video by Paul Sellers on brushing a pre-mixed s...

9 04-21-2015 09:17 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Water based equivalent to Danish Oil?

04-19-2015 11:38 PM by bbasiaga

I’m thinking ahead to water based finishes. I like the idea that they ...

11 04-21-2015 01:37 PM
View fourtay22's profile

Refinish dresser

04-21-2015 01:37 AM by fourtay22

Hi all In the process of refinishing an old dresser of mine and ran into s...

2 04-21-2015 03:52 AM
View Goss's profile

Recommendations for finish on outdoors oak furniture?

04-18-2015 08:27 PM by Goss

Let me pick your brains…. If I were to make a simple bench out of Am...

14 04-20-2015 02:10 PM
View Sunstealer73's profile

Best Shellac Store?

04-20-2015 12:15 AM by Sunstealer73

I’ve been using Zinsser premixed shellac, but want to start mixing my o...

6 04-20-2015 01:28 PM
View Pendragon1998's profile

What is the finish on a veritas saw handle?

04-19-2015 02:49 AM by Pendragon1998

I am very new to finishing, so I can use a little help. I have some bubinga ...

1 04-19-2015 05:19 AM
View todd4390's profile

Keeping Finish in HVLP Gun

04-18-2015 07:47 PM by todd4390

Just finished spraying my first coat of General Finishes 450 exterior sealer ...

3 04-18-2015 09:39 PM

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