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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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French Polish problem

08-05-2015 02:38 PM by walnutnut

I am French Polishing an ash box – it is looking great except for a spo...

5 08-06-2015 07:44 PM
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Need advice on staining birch

08-04-2015 09:51 PM by Joel_B

I am making a nightstand out of birch.I was originally going to use GF milk p...

1 08-05-2015 03:40 AM
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Paste Wood Filler

07-31-2015 10:33 PM by HTown

I was hoping for your thoughts on using paste wood filler. I’m planning...

9 08-03-2015 03:06 PM
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Unbalanced Cherry

08-03-2015 04:39 AM by Woodoc

I’m building a cherry bookcase for my grandchildren and have reached th...

3 08-03-2015 12:14 PM
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07-25-2015 06:15 PM by JUC

Would like to fill some cracks in a live edge table that run through a knot. ...

12 08-02-2015 12:17 AM
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No more shellac at Rockler

10-26-2012 09:02 AM by Purrmaster

I stopped in at Rockler today. I picked up one of their 2 oz bags of shellac...

23 07-31-2015 01:06 PM
View Christopher Frank's profile

Opaque Interior Stains

07-30-2015 10:12 PM by Christopher Frank

Hello, I’m trying to stain some cabinet doors and my client is looki...

2 07-31-2015 09:43 AM
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How to accentuate imperfections in distressed white oak

07-30-2015 08:28 PM by mrdupfx

Hi, I have a white oak tabletop originally from 200 year old barnwood. There...

2 07-30-2015 11:03 PM
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Re-Applying Aniline Dye

07-29-2015 05:52 PM by Nikel

Hi, I bought a hand made teardrop trailer and the guy who built it told me...

3 07-29-2015 09:21 PM
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Fuming White Oak - Ammonia suppliers

07-28-2015 03:15 PM by schu777

I’ve been really coming up with nothing for a supplier of a high concen...

13 07-29-2015 08:33 PM
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Rubio monocoat, countertop

07-29-2015 06:25 PM by cabbie

Guys-My client wants to use the Rubio monocoat for a breakfast bar style coun...

2 07-29-2015 06:38 PM
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Would shellac be a good finish for wood coasters?

07-29-2015 12:56 PM by edwood1975

If not what would be?

14 07-29-2015 06:19 PM
View mcg1990's profile

Unhappy with BLO finish on Cedar - Can I sand and apply something else?

07-29-2015 02:11 PM by mcg1990

I just applied one coat of BLO on a Cedar picnic table. I’d carefull...

1 07-29-2015 03:26 PM
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looking for a Finish for timber frame project. And, Hello, I'm a noob

08-27-2014 05:36 PM by jmcwws

1st as to not be rude, I would like to say hello and thank you for being here...

14 07-29-2015 01:55 PM
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Paraffin and paste wax on tools

07-27-2015 01:45 AM by Hopdevil

This could have gone in several forums, but this seemed the most logical. ...

13 07-27-2015 06:03 PM
View jimmy J's profile

buffing 'down' (not up) to semi gloss

07-20-2015 12:54 PM by jimmy J

last stage of my table project. i’ve got a lot of coats of GF Enduro V...

6 07-27-2015 01:23 PM
View ric53's profile

Has anybody used Park's Super Glaze

06-30-2015 10:38 PM by ric53

I want to use this to fill voids in a piece of walnut and am wondering if I c...

1 07-27-2015 05:48 AM
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Protecting Walnut from fade

01-26-2015 03:56 AM by gbinco

I’m going to be building a bed, dresser, and pair of nightstands out of...

8 07-27-2015 03:03 AM
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Options to correct color on a finished piece?

07-25-2015 08:14 PM by The__Dude

I have an oak cabinet that I purchased unfinished.I used Watco Walunut oil on...

5 07-26-2015 11:53 PM
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Options to refreshen up some furniture with good finish

07-25-2015 08:18 PM by The__Dude

I have some hand made solid oak end tables.Since we are moving into a new hou...

2 07-26-2015 08:31 PM

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