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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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OK -What's the deal with Cedar ?

06-01-2013 03:16 PM by Kwit

I’m building a fence with 1×6x6 cedar pickets attached to PTframin...

2 06-01-2013 03:36 PM
View Lee Barker's profile

Have you any experience in dipping small pine products in dye?

05-31-2013 06:00 PM by Lee Barker

Think of a point of purchase display. End grain as well as flat grain. Cust...

2 06-01-2013 03:15 PM
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Finishing aromatic cedar

05-30-2013 08:00 PM by Paddywhack

I have two book matched slabs of aromatic cedar I’m turning into a tab...

6 05-31-2013 09:44 PM
View Ben's profile

Finish for commercial coffee bar?

05-29-2013 01:25 AM by Ben

I’m finishing up a custom cabinet/bar job for a small coffee shop.The c...

5 05-31-2013 03:35 PM
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In need of a sea worthy finish.

05-31-2013 12:07 AM by woodcox

My father retired to the Oregon coast a few years ago and has since taken up ...

8 05-31-2013 03:38 AM
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Red Oak Garden Bench Seat

05-30-2013 01:27 PM by danoaz

Novice here – See photo of red oak garden bench that I built for my wif...

7 05-30-2013 05:17 PM
View JesseTutt's profile

does water based poly have problems with humidity?

05-30-2013 03:17 AM by JesseTutt

Usually I work with oil based finishes and will not spray in high humidity. ...

4 05-30-2013 02:50 PM
View PaulfromVictor's profile

Creating Black stains in red oak from steel nails.

05-25-2013 08:13 PM by PaulfromVictor

I want to use steel nails in red oak to create black stains, or even better b...

12 05-30-2013 04:04 AM
View Scott Seganti's profile

Leftover Home Made Finish

05-29-2013 11:27 PM by Scott Seganti

I recently started mixing my own finishes and had a question about storing th...

2 05-30-2013 02:04 AM
View noone's profile

Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd Enamel vs. Pro Classic Acrylic Latex Enamel

05-29-2013 02:25 PM by noone

What is the difference between these two paints? Sherwin Williams Pro Clas...

4 05-29-2013 10:56 PM
View Peteyb's profile

Finishing a Maple Crib

05-20-2013 04:09 PM by Peteyb

Here is a crib that I have made for are next little one. I am also making ...

13 05-29-2013 03:34 PM
View grenger's profile

strawberries stain on cutting board

01-25-2013 12:41 PM by grenger

HELP!did a cutting board with maple and purple-heart… i finished it with bees...

20 05-29-2013 12:56 PM
View egresor's profile

additional tung oil application effects on a specific wood piece

05-29-2013 08:12 AM by egresor

hi, i just found the forum using a search and figure you guys would probab...

0 05-29-2013 08:12 AM
View lateralus819's profile

Finishing sapele- poly/pumice/rottenstone?

05-29-2013 12:20 AM by lateralus819

I’m nearing the end of my poly coats, yet i still see grain, where as t...

2 05-29-2013 01:33 AM
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Deck Finish

05-28-2013 02:59 PM by jackthelab

Advice needed: Has anyone used any of the products for deck restoration? Th...

4 05-29-2013 01:31 AM
View noone's profile

cheap water based primer?

05-28-2013 06:57 PM by noone

I’ve been using Zinsser BIN as a primer on bare wood, but i’m get...

5 05-28-2013 10:43 PM
View dobro23's profile

revisiting polyshades for specific reasons.

05-26-2013 07:31 AM by dobro23

The situation is that my project is made of cheap 1/8” not real wood pa...

7 05-27-2013 11:54 PM
View Dj1225's profile

Finishish for outdoor walnut chairs

05-26-2013 11:26 AM by Dj1225

Hi everyone,I would like to ask some advice on what would be the best way to...

7 05-27-2013 10:54 PM
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Finishing for Purpleheart and Rosewood (Bubinga)

05-26-2013 03:39 PM by Blackie_

Needing some assistance finishing a project, normally on all of my projects I...

11 05-27-2013 09:26 PM
View Charlie's profile

Green Hemlock board & batten - finishing schedule ?

05-27-2013 12:02 PM by Charlie

OK, so I’ve started putting up 1” thick rough sawn hemlock boards...

1 05-27-2013 02:28 PM

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