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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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Tips on achieving this completely matte finish?

05-14-2015 07:13 PM by saltcod

Hey guys! I discovered West Elm a few nights ago and I got to say — I̵...

3 05-14-2015 07:53 PM
View cdnstudentwoodworker's profile

Maple sharpening station , considerations of wood finish

05-14-2015 02:55 AM by cdnstudentwoodworker

Hey yall , I had some left over maple from my almost complete workbench proje...

1 05-14-2015 06:14 AM
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Easiest finish for outdoor work?

05-13-2015 06:05 PM by Muzzy17

I am limited to outdoor work for my woodwoorking and looking for opinions on ...

6 05-14-2015 03:09 AM
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How To Create These Faux Marks?

05-13-2015 03:53 PM by bowtiefoster

I know this piece isn’t real reclaimed wood and the marks are faux R...

9 05-14-2015 02:00 AM
View Northern's profile

Suitable product for pine plank flooring?

05-13-2015 10:01 PM by Northern

Hi Lumberjocks! I have about 1200 sq ft of pine planks to finish. I will b...

1 05-13-2015 11:39 PM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

Pallet project...

05-11-2015 01:05 PM by AAANDRRREW

So the fiance went to a craft shop with my mom yesterday. She some slats...

14 05-13-2015 04:06 PM
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05-12-2015 02:10 AM by Betsy

I have a question about beeswax. Will beeswax “bleed” or leave ma...

4 05-12-2015 11:53 PM
View PantsBoy's profile

What finish to use on wood steak / burger plates

04-13-2015 07:19 AM by PantsBoy

Hi there, I’ve got a guy looking for wooden plates for his restauran...

12 05-12-2015 12:29 PM
View AESamuel's profile

Shoeshine brush?

05-07-2015 07:13 PM by AESamuel

Hi there, I’ve been experimenting a bit recently with what finishes ...

4 05-11-2015 08:34 PM
View dustycajun's profile

cabinet finishing

05-10-2015 07:03 PM by dustycajun

Hello everyone i would like some suggestions on cabinet finishing i am buildi...

5 05-10-2015 10:09 PM
View Kazooman's profile

Spray "Brushing" Lacquer

05-10-2015 01:29 AM by Kazooman

Pulling dinner together and watching “Woodsmith Shop” out of one ...

2 05-10-2015 02:31 PM
View TX_1234's profile

Do I add hinges or finish box first?

05-08-2015 10:35 PM by TX_1234

Hi,I am building a small hinged box and don’t know if it is best to install t...

4 05-09-2015 05:51 PM
View RainRunner's profile

Securing wood appliqués

05-09-2015 01:22 AM by RainRunner

I’ve just given my old pinewood bedroom furniture a facelift with new h...

7 05-09-2015 05:44 PM
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Spraying EM6000 over water-soluble dye

05-07-2015 06:55 PM by BinghamtonEd

I’m wondering if one can spray (w/ Earlex 5500) a water-soluble aniline...

4 05-08-2015 01:27 PM
View Fired_Yo_Momma's profile

Need Advice on What to Use to Clean the Wood on a Old Gerstner Tool Box

05-07-2015 03:12 AM by Fired_Yo_Momma

Hi All, I am a newbie and I would like to pick you minds on what do you re...

7 05-08-2015 12:49 AM
View Imakenicefirewood's profile

Wipe on poly over Danish Oil...first time using both products.

05-06-2015 09:21 PM by Imakenicefirewood

I’m refinishing a crib (stripped it down to bare wood) and finishing a ...

5 05-07-2015 11:44 PM
View IAMike's profile

Resilient, Shiny finish

05-07-2015 05:10 AM by IAMike

I’m making a wedding present, some lawn dice made from 4×4 fir. P...

3 05-07-2015 02:04 PM
View JeremyT21's profile

Which stain for matching?(pic included)

05-07-2015 05:20 AM by JeremyT21

Hi Everyone, I have a buddy who has asked me to put a back on this desk hi...

1 05-07-2015 06:10 AM
View BigJon's profile

Interior Finish For Cedar

01-29-2015 04:34 PM by BigJon

Hello all! Want to give a huge thanks for the wealth of information that is f...

5 05-06-2015 01:40 PM
View Purrmaster's profile

Coloring or pickling pine

04-24-2015 04:27 AM by Purrmaster

Greetings and salutations, I’m building a book case out of pine. It...

12 05-04-2015 09:20 AM

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