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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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Cleaning and sanitizing old barn wood desk

02-01-2016 01:52 PM by Jimlaw

Hoping to get your advice. I got some old barn wood from my wife’s child...

4 02-02-2016 01:43 AM
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Pallet Wood

01-31-2016 03:50 PM by Autorotate

Hello all, First, I am not trying to save the world and celebrate earth da...

15 02-01-2016 03:46 AM
View BigMig's profile

The MOST basic finishing material of all - WAX

01-30-2016 02:35 PM by BigMig

I made a coffee table where the top is made from lacewood. I finished it wit...

8 02-01-2016 03:10 AM
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HVLP Sprayers

01-10-2016 01:06 AM by BigDaddy1966

I am looking to purchase a sprayer and have looked at several from $150 ̵...

17 01-31-2016 08:18 PM
View bmalloy's profile

too much satin?

01-31-2016 05:15 AM by bmalloy

Hi, I am attempting to make my first table. Here is a post w/ some pics: http...

6 01-31-2016 07:56 PM
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Animal safe clear coat question

01-06-2016 03:36 AM by Kristoffer

Does anyone know of an animal safe clear coat finish? I’ve been making ...

5 01-31-2016 04:29 PM
View RGood's profile

Printing on wood surface

01-30-2016 08:01 PM by RGood

Gentlemen, I have a friend who just got married and she had all her friends h...

5 01-31-2016 04:25 AM
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Arm-R-Seal Gloss under Satin, worth it?

01-30-2016 09:09 PM by Ropelie

I have a gallon of Arm-R-Seal I am going to use on a dining room table. Woul...

4 01-30-2016 10:01 PM
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Moldy Redwood Picnic Tables Fix

01-28-2016 03:35 AM by katilicous

I built 8 picnic tables for my HOA where I live and think I messed up on putt...

22 01-29-2016 07:59 PM
View Ty Moser's profile

General Finishes Outdoor Oil vs Exterior 450

01-28-2016 10:09 PM by Ty Moser

This weekend I am going to be making two large sliding barn doors out of Alde...

4 01-29-2016 03:12 PM
View shoichi's profile

How does my finish look?

01-29-2016 04:28 AM by shoichi

This is a walnut slab that I am working on finishing. So far it’s go...

1 01-29-2016 01:51 PM
View ClammyBallz's profile

How do you fix a ding?

01-28-2016 07:42 PM by ClammyBallz

Just my luck, I was putting the doors on this cabinet after I finished sprayi...

3 01-29-2016 06:50 AM
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Seeking help selecting best finish for a carving project

01-25-2016 01:30 PM by Earthcarver

Hi Everyone, I’m new here, and a bit of a newbie to woodworking. I a...

1 01-28-2016 05:33 AM
View shoichi's profile

Please suggest A finish for walnut

01-27-2016 03:52 AM by shoichi

Could you please suggest a simple finishing schedule to me for my walnut chan...

6 01-27-2016 01:51 PM
View DTOLAR's profile

Help me pour this acrylic top!!!

01-20-2016 04:33 AM by DTOLAR

I have made a large cedar table for a customer. Its about 9 feet long, and ju...

19 01-26-2016 03:31 AM
View Brandi_D's profile

Vinegar and steel wool staining

01-18-2016 06:37 PM by Brandi_D

I am currently using steel wool and vinager to stain wood for the top of ...

9 01-26-2016 01:42 AM
View tcot's profile

Which finish can tolerate moderate heat?

01-25-2016 01:31 PM by tcot

Hi All; I’m making a riser out of birch ply for my home brewing set-...

7 01-25-2016 11:41 PM
View Tom's profile

Redwood finishing

01-25-2016 12:58 AM by Tom

This year I’m going to be removing my old fence which is 60’ of r...

1 01-25-2016 02:53 AM
View shoichi's profile

how do i fix a blotchy finish on walnut (pics included in the post)

01-23-2016 04:34 PM by shoichi

i have a piece of walnut that i finished but looks terrible.. this is bad new...

7 01-24-2016 08:37 PM
View TomHoffman's profile

Finish Suggestions...

01-23-2016 11:15 PM by TomHoffman

I am in the process of building a Western Red Cedar Drain Board to sit to the...

4 01-24-2016 02:08 PM

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