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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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Crowdsourcing: Top Coat over GF Milk Paint?

04-03-2014 12:46 AM by paxorion

I’m down to the final stretch for a step stool project. As a painted p...

4 04-25-2014 09:37 PM
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HVLP -- Trying to decide on a system

04-24-2014 01:45 PM by PaulRussell

I have decided it is time to move up to spraying finishes in my home woodshop...

7 04-25-2014 02:44 AM
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Finally finished the cherry stair treads

04-24-2014 06:08 AM by jtm

Hi everyone. I finally finished making the cherry stair treads. These a...

1 04-24-2014 10:46 PM
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Painting old cabinets

04-22-2014 06:45 PM by mcoyfrog

I have this kitchen I need to give a quote on and they want me to make some n...

14 04-24-2014 06:23 PM
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How To Finish a Walnut Coffee Table

04-22-2014 02:49 PM by Rob

I’m finally pretty much done building the walnut coffee table…It&...

15 04-24-2014 03:53 PM
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Another Cherry blotching question

04-23-2014 11:54 PM by RockyTopScott

I like to use BLO, mineral spirits and poly in equal parts and wet sand the f...

13 04-24-2014 01:24 PM
View Rich L.'s profile

What over what?

04-21-2014 09:21 PM by Rich L.

Hi all, I have three small boxes that I completed except for the finish a ...

4 04-23-2014 10:12 AM
View Babieca's profile

Finish before or after assembly?

04-14-2014 01:46 AM by Babieca

I’m working on a shaker inspired coffee table (and end tables) and ...

13 04-22-2014 12:14 AM
View Johnclem99's profile

Cutting Board finish

04-21-2014 04:41 PM by Johnclem99

My last 4 cutting boards have came out perfect. I apply a food grade mineral ...

1 04-21-2014 06:02 PM
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Best finish for maple cabinets?

04-21-2014 03:21 PM by ADHDan

I’m building a set of maple built-ins around our lower-level fireplace....

7 04-21-2014 04:26 PM
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Pre Finished Birch Plywood

02-13-2014 03:00 AM by DavidATX

I have quite a bit of prefinished birch plywood leftover and I was thinking o...

1 04-21-2014 04:57 AM
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finish red oak

04-20-2014 03:31 AM by doitforfun

I’m making a lamp out of red oak. I usually use natural finish danish o...

11 04-21-2014 12:36 AM
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QUESTION about Planer

04-16-2014 08:55 PM by desertjim

Hi Guys. I have a CRAFTSMAN Professional 13” Planer. Haven’t ...

17 04-17-2014 07:25 PM
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First pour on finish

04-13-2014 04:08 PM by RussellAP

This table is my first attempt at a pour on epoxy finish. I needed strong lig...

3 04-17-2014 07:01 PM
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Help Refinishing Pottery Barn Furniture

04-16-2014 03:29 AM by Brad

So normally I’d just build these items but at $70 for a Pottery Barn c...

2 04-16-2014 01:13 PM
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what finish to put on butcher block counter top

04-13-2014 05:42 PM by shelly_b

I am making a red oak counter top for a costumer. I have never made one and w...

13 04-15-2014 07:42 PM
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How Do I Determine If A 1st Stain Coat Is Dry Enough For An Additional Coat Of Stain Or Topcoating?

04-14-2014 04:07 PM by Targa

I’ve applied the initial coat of General Finishes brand oil based stain...

11 04-14-2014 11:07 PM
View Babieca's profile

Finish before or after assembly?

04-14-2014 01:46 AM by Babieca

I’m working on a shaker inspired coffee table (and end tables) and ...

2 04-14-2014 02:20 PM
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Cypress Wood Table Centerpiece - How To Finish?

04-13-2014 03:12 PM by JmbAtlanta

My daughter has asked that I be in charge of the centerpiecies for her upcomi...

2 04-13-2014 06:29 PM
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Finish figure Makore veneer

04-04-2014 06:36 PM by RandyTsuch

Hi guys I recently bought some figured makore veneer, trying to figure...

2 04-13-2014 06:19 PM

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