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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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Epoxy for Filling Cracks?

10-22-2015 12:15 PM by bannerpond1

What’s a brand name and source for the epoxy which can be used with met...

18 11-10-2015 04:23 PM
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Arts and Crafts Finishing

11-08-2015 10:47 PM by dominator1md

Ok Arts and Crafters out there. I built one A&C piece and am kind of sati...

6 11-10-2015 02:49 PM
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Finishing the edges and sides of a live edge slab countertop

11-04-2015 01:53 AM by mavsprophecy

Hi all, I am working on a cedar countertop for my family’s art studi...

5 11-09-2015 04:50 PM
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Help me save my shelves....and my sanity

10-30-2015 02:28 PM by propman07

Hi- I found this message board, and have been reading through some of the ...

5 11-09-2015 03:21 PM
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What to use other than poly on a project?

11-08-2015 04:48 AM by Tom

I’m going to be building a dice tower (for gaming) and was wondering wh...

5 11-08-2015 04:34 PM
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Emergency on Planet Shellac!

11-07-2015 04:30 AM by DrTebi

I have been wiping on shellac on dozens of pieces in the past years, always s...

12 11-08-2015 04:46 AM
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At the home stretch then this!

11-07-2015 04:02 AM by ErnestoP

I’ve been working on this cabinet for some time now and have run into s...

7 11-08-2015 04:26 AM
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Reviews - paid off again

11-08-2015 12:00 AM by Betsy

I love the reviews on this site. Most are well thought out, pros and cons, an...

1 11-08-2015 12:31 AM
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Adirondack Chair Finishing

06-08-2012 06:16 PM by Joel89

Hello,I am a novice woodworker and in need of some experienced advice. I buil...

21 11-07-2015 08:53 PM
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Water on Oil

11-06-2015 07:12 PM by CharlesA

I keep hearing not to put a water-based finish on any kind of oil. HereR...

9 11-07-2015 02:25 PM
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Covering sapwood on walnut.

11-03-2015 03:28 AM by mahdee

I am building a desk and the top has a few line of sapwood I like to match wi...

11 11-07-2015 03:53 AM
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Denatured Alcohol - Shellac

11-06-2015 06:55 PM by monster1971

I want to apply Shellac (only) as my finish. I seem to remember reading somew...

11 11-07-2015 02:48 AM
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Question About Finishing Reclaimed Wood

11-06-2015 09:02 PM by wmgworks

I have some reclaimed wood that has that distressed look I’d like to ma...

6 11-06-2015 11:05 PM
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Best finish after stain

11-05-2015 02:14 AM by connerjenk

I’ve been a woodworking enthusiast for about 3 years now (I’m 24)...

14 11-06-2015 08:21 PM
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Topcoat for polycrylic

11-02-2015 07:34 PM by bhacksaw

Last weekend (Oct. 25), I sprayed 3 coats of polycrylic with sanding in betwe...

11 11-06-2015 06:26 PM
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First time finishing a tabletop

11-04-2015 04:41 AM by Sapper

So i’ve put together a 28”x36” luncheonette table for my Au...

8 11-06-2015 04:17 PM
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HF HVLP & Oil Based Poly Help

11-05-2015 05:29 PM by Scott

So I’m about ready to finish building my first piece of furniture. I b...

9 11-06-2015 03:27 PM
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Adding to Danish Oil

11-05-2015 02:25 PM by Sapper

I’m using Dark Walnut Danish oil for a table top(mahogany and tiger map...

2 11-05-2015 06:34 PM
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Does polyurethane get a bad rap?

10-23-2015 02:16 PM by CharlieM1958

I was reading a comment on another thread this morning, one we’ve all s...

35 11-05-2015 03:23 PM
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Pigmented lacquer finishing help

11-03-2015 08:21 PM by PhillipRCW

I am looking at adding some extremely glossy bits of color to some projects c...

4 11-04-2015 04:17 PM

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