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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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Soap finish on aged white oak coffee table

03-25-2013 08:39 AM by JALX

I’m in the process of building a coffee table out of aged white oak. Th...

7 03-26-2013 01:42 AM
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Silicone (dang it)

03-26-2013 12:21 AM by Charlie

Had a new window installed and somewhere along the line they got a little bit...

1 03-26-2013 12:52 AM
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cloudy/milky finish

03-25-2013 08:39 AM by buff1

why does my finish sometimes dry with a cloudy milky color? i use 2 coats of ...

8 03-25-2013 02:07 PM
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I really dislike staining pine. I also need to get rid of a blue mold stain

03-23-2013 04:08 PM by Airspeed

I have a fairly endless supply of free 1X12X48” pine and will be using ...

14 03-25-2013 06:32 AM
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GF Seal a cell

03-24-2013 03:34 PM by RussellAP

I used this for the first time on a birch bowl I turned. I put it on wet and ...

1 03-24-2013 04:40 PM
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Do I need to Shellac before Waterlox (on Cherry)?

03-23-2013 08:50 PM by Ben

About to use Waterlox for the first time on my Cherry cabinets. Will start wi...

13 03-24-2013 12:28 AM
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Washing to pre-raise grain?

03-23-2013 03:07 PM by harriw

Hi folks, When I made my first end-grain cutting boards as gifts a few mon...

4 03-24-2013 12:08 AM
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Willow weep for me.

03-19-2013 10:29 AM by hesperus

I made a few picture frames from some old, ( I believe fir) boards. I’...

1 03-23-2013 10:28 PM
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DHEC Laws on Finishes for Charcuterie Boards.

03-23-2013 04:25 AM by JoshuaJCox

Hello Jocks, I’m currently working on some wooden serving trays for ...

3 03-23-2013 02:13 PM
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Using Turquoise: Questions

03-22-2013 12:53 PM by pete57

Hi everyone,

2 03-23-2013 04:19 AM
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worste smelling finishing product??

03-20-2013 06:40 PM by Mainiac Matt

My vote is for Cuprinol…. We had to preservative treat some crates i...

8 03-23-2013 03:47 AM
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Helmsman Spar Urethane.... When does the STANK go away?!

03-14-2013 05:55 PM by ubermick

Jebus. So I finished my first “ambitious” project, an astronomy e...

13 03-23-2013 01:59 AM
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Food safe finish

03-22-2013 05:45 AM by Alundrell

I’m fairly new to wood turning, I’ve been turning goblets and hav...

22 03-23-2013 12:14 AM
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wedding guest bench finishing ideas

03-19-2013 02:08 AM by yellabret

i make slab/live edge furniture, mainly for myself and family and am starting...

3 03-22-2013 03:00 AM
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Need advice to finish reclaimed oak countertop with sink

03-21-2013 07:05 AM by dhearsch

New member here – wanted to thank everyone as this site has been a grea...

2 03-21-2013 08:11 PM
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Adding BLO to Arm-R-Seal to warm up the wood (after 1st coat?)

03-20-2013 02:00 AM by Sirgreggins

I just finished building my version of the woodwhisperer weekend wall shelf o...

17 03-21-2013 01:06 PM
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Anyone familiar with blending stains or know which one is used for the "Twilight" shade

03-20-2013 02:49 PM by MidwestKid

My kitchen cabinets are called twilight made by Quality Cabinets. Also, is th...

2 03-20-2013 03:09 PM
View hagem's profile

ashes as stain

03-19-2013 10:30 AM by hagem

Hello, My husband and I are planning on putting down a new wood floor, we ...

1 03-19-2013 04:28 PM
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Quarter Sawn Oak Table Advice

03-16-2013 06:40 PM by BLarge

So, my original plan was to build this table in QS Oak for the base, 1Inch Wa...

8 03-18-2013 08:01 PM
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I need help with ingredients for a finish

03-17-2013 09:42 PM by keathb

Hey guys, I used to work with a guy who taught me to build furniture but I un...

4 03-18-2013 02:37 AM

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