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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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how to clean reclaimed deck wood, most likely cedar

07-25-2014 01:14 PM by fire77aa

Hi everyone im extremely new to any kind of wood working and finally have a l...

15 08-06-2014 03:09 PM
View Tim714's profile

Finishing over knot holes

07-22-2014 02:02 AM by Tim714

I just finished building a red oak coffee table and need advi...

9 08-06-2014 02:49 AM
View Polymorphic169's profile

First wood slab finish

08-04-2014 04:01 PM by Polymorphic169

I bought a ash wood slab to be a nice table for our downstairs area. It has a...

1 08-04-2014 04:49 PM
View jsquared's profile

Damaged dining table finish

08-01-2014 10:16 PM by jsquared

My neighbors accidentally spilled the liquid from one of those plug-in room s...

6 08-04-2014 12:40 AM
View A.Scott's profile

What to use to seal and finish my wife's spaghetti spatula

07-28-2014 03:10 AM by A.Scott

Well from the photo you can see my wifes spaghetti spatula had seen bette...

8 07-31-2014 03:50 PM
View diito's profile

Suggestions on how to finish a cherry crib?

07-30-2014 07:43 AM by diito

I just finished a 3-in1 crib/bed build for my first: Now comes the sca...

9 07-31-2014 01:25 AM
View Brandocalrizzion's profile

Sanding Pupleheart/YellowHeart End Grain Cutting Board

07-25-2014 11:22 PM by Brandocalrizzion

I am trying to finish my first end grain cutting board. I made it out of Purp...

9 07-30-2014 08:20 PM
View BlueVine's profile

Oil escaping from a hot cutting board?

07-29-2014 05:04 PM by BlueVine

Hey guys. The other day, I was running errands and left one of my finished cu...

1 07-29-2014 05:37 PM
View paxorion's profile

Finishing Cherry with GF Arm R Seal

07-23-2014 02:41 PM by paxorion

I’m planning on trying out satin GF Arm-R-Seal for my pepper mill turni...

8 07-29-2014 12:55 PM
View Canofworms's profile

Projection hinge? Parliment hinge? Tips on measuring? Where to buy etc?

07-28-2014 11:59 PM by Canofworms

So I replaced the trim in my house and one door needs projections or parliame...

1 07-29-2014 12:45 PM
View NewSawGuy's profile

Soaking Small Parts

07-26-2014 12:12 AM by NewSawGuy

I recently came across this picture online. It appears that the craftsman is...

8 07-29-2014 06:55 AM
View joeyinsouthaustin's profile

Walnut WAX? contamination. Help!!

07-24-2014 02:28 PM by joeyinsouthaustin

I have a set of walnut living room cabinets. They are solid walnut, and vene...

18 07-28-2014 09:35 PM
View woodworker33's profile

Removing water stains from wood finished with Watco Danish Oil

07-28-2014 04:37 PM by woodworker33

What is the safest way to remove water stains from wood that’s been tre...

5 07-28-2014 08:25 PM
View Oliver1650's profile

Howard feed-n-wax or minwax paste wax?

07-26-2014 04:30 AM by Oliver1650

Hi, I am looking for advice on this product as a finishing touch to my gr...

8 07-27-2014 01:07 PM
View Russell Eck's profile

Transfast homestead dye/topcoat compatibility

07-26-2014 09:32 AM by Russell Eck

I am dying wood with the water based transfast dye powder, on their website i...

1 07-26-2014 02:35 PM
View Golden47's profile

Cloudy after staining. NOT blushing/humidity issue. ~~PHOTO~~

07-25-2014 01:09 AM by Golden47

Hello, This is a long one. I have been trying to experiment to find th...

15 07-26-2014 01:19 AM
View Russell Eck's profile

Help me choose a lacquer!

07-23-2014 07:21 AM by Russell Eck

Hey everyone, I have been mainly using polyurethane on all my projects but I ...

18 07-25-2014 05:13 PM
View distrbd's profile

can wood stain be mixed?

07-24-2014 10:18 PM by distrbd

If you have a can of oil based stain that’s is too light in color,could...

11 07-25-2014 02:08 PM
View bhacksaw's profile

Must i match veneer species for front and back or can i go cheap?

07-23-2014 09:26 PM by bhacksaw

I’m trying to keep my bed build to as low a budget as possible. I have...

6 07-24-2014 10:36 PM
View brass79's profile

Safe finish for pine bed frame?

07-23-2014 10:12 PM by brass79

Hello all, just joined (although I’ve found great info through this sit...

4 07-24-2014 03:43 AM

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