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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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What best to use on walnut hall tree bench.

12-14-2014 01:20 PM by Vest

Was wondering what would be a good finish for a walnut hall tree bench? I hav...

11 12-15-2014 05:47 PM
View Jen72's profile

Minwax Polycrylic

12-15-2014 03:33 AM by Jen72

I have painted my kitchen cabinets. I wanted a flat look to them so I used a ...

14 12-15-2014 05:38 PM
View PhillipRCW's profile

Cottonwood Slabs

12-09-2014 05:35 PM by PhillipRCW

I have about 10,000 lbs of cottonwood at the saw mill that I got my hands on....

2 12-15-2014 03:46 PM
View bdresch's profile

Paint or poly first?

12-14-2014 11:16 PM by bdresch

I am building a flip top planer stand and have a finishing question. The pane...

7 12-15-2014 02:50 PM
View ric53's profile

Zinsser Bullseye Shelac

12-06-2014 02:40 PM by ric53

Has any body out there had any experience with thinning Bullseye Shelac? I kn...

22 12-15-2014 05:09 AM
View PhillipRCW's profile

Can anyone help ID

12-14-2014 09:21 PM by PhillipRCW

Picked up what was I thought was cottonwood slabs. A few of t...

14 12-15-2014 04:19 AM
View ScottWV's profile

Beginner looking for advice finishing Adirondack chairs

12-13-2014 08:14 PM by ScottWV

Hey everyone! First post here. I’m pretty new to woodworking and am...

5 12-14-2014 05:28 PM
View dbw's profile

which first: glue or polyurethane?

12-13-2014 05:07 AM by dbw

I am making a wooden version of a game called Michigan Rummy and I’ll ...

4 12-13-2014 03:34 PM
View sanfranciscocedarco's profile

water based finish over water based dye question

12-12-2014 08:27 PM by sanfranciscocedarco

dyed a piece with a few coats of water based dye then sealed with shellac. I ...

4 12-13-2014 12:36 PM
View Richard's profile

How do you Lighten a stain that got to dark

12-12-2014 07:05 PM by Richard

Wondering what the best way is to Lighten up a project that I got the stain a...

4 12-13-2014 04:52 AM
View OldWrangler's profile

What don't I know about Cocobolo?

12-11-2014 04:39 AM by OldWrangler

Hey Guys, I know someone has my answer cause y’all always do. I just...

9 12-12-2014 05:54 AM
View Hudster00's profile

Staining a Bookshelf

12-11-2014 06:00 PM by Hudster00

Howdy! I am just wondering about how much someone should charge (excluding ma...

5 12-12-2014 05:24 AM
View DonBoston's profile

Best finish for Tamarind?

12-12-2014 03:52 AM by DonBoston

So, I’ve done some jewelry pieces with some spalted tamarind, the brigh...

0 12-12-2014 03:52 AM
View Reaper417's profile

Spray painting

12-11-2014 11:52 PM by Reaper417

Hey guys, quick question. I cut something out on Baltic birch plywood. The sp...

2 12-12-2014 12:53 AM
View moke's profile

Cedar Chest

12-08-2014 06:35 PM by moke

I made a cedar chest many years ago, I applyed some sort of finish, and it pu...

13 12-11-2014 06:06 PM
View Spacehog's profile

Questions about Emmet's Good Stuff finish for cutting boards

12-11-2014 07:02 AM by Spacehog

I’ve been making cutting boards for sale and for Christmas presents for...

1 12-11-2014 02:50 PM
View Rob's profile

Questions about Flocking

12-10-2014 12:18 AM by Rob

I would like to try flocking the drawers of some of the band saw boxes I̵...

4 12-10-2014 08:10 PM
View bygrace's profile

Dimples in varnish

12-09-2014 12:51 AM by bygrace

I am refinishing an oak table for a friend. It has been stained and given a f...

7 12-09-2014 04:53 PM
View ajw1978's profile

Alternating stains on edge-glued panel

12-09-2014 05:07 AM by ajw1978

Hello, fellow jocks. Reached a bit of a milestone in my journey; have been &#...

2 12-09-2014 04:27 PM
View Woodtechie's profile

Why not use gel stain for everything?

12-07-2014 09:00 PM by Woodtechie

I’m starting to venture away from my tendency to leave wood it’s ...

11 12-09-2014 01:57 AM

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