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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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Glue and Stain

02-24-2013 08:35 PM by scvwooding

Why is it that when I go stain a project where I have used glue in the joints...

12 02-26-2013 05:12 AM
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Best way to refinish 30 year old cabinets

02-08-2013 11:06 PM by TopamaxSurvivor

Hello LJs, I am wondering about and looking for ideas to refinish the bath va...

16 02-24-2013 11:46 PM
View steve's profile

looking for ideas of a less involved, step-wise finish routine

02-24-2013 12:45 AM by steve

For a Natural Satin/semi-gloss, non-stained finish, I generally u...

26 02-24-2013 03:02 AM
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fumed oak, Mission style, Library Table

02-20-2013 09:05 AM by Shel

I have my grandparent’s fumed oak Library Table ~ desk with 2 book shel...

8 02-24-2013 02:31 AM
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Badger hair brushes

02-22-2013 10:04 AM by Purrmaster

I keep reading about how the only good brush for applying solvent based coati...

10 02-23-2013 07:11 AM
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Refinishing Reclaimed Table

02-05-2013 08:53 AM by tlawrence

I am refinishing a table made from reclaimed cedar that I found on craigslist...

2 02-23-2013 03:03 AM
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Charles Neil's Pre Conditioner/finishing schedule?

12-11-2012 02:19 AM by Sirgreggins

Hey guys, i’m gearing up to build the wood whisperer wall shelf. i̵...

48 02-22-2013 08:19 PM
View Alongiron's profile

Spray Shellac Finish

10-18-2012 05:44 PM by Alongiron

I am a big fan of using shellac on all the Arts and Craft projects that I mak...

9 02-22-2013 12:53 AM
View nate22's profile

Water base stains or stains in general

02-21-2013 08:57 PM by nate22

I am wanting to know if there is any stains out there that a business can use...

1 02-22-2013 12:30 AM
View mtx77's profile

which short oil varnish?

02-19-2013 07:27 AM by mtx77

I see the term “varnish” in things like “to make your own d...

6 02-21-2013 12:09 PM
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Briwax - Difficult to buff out!

02-20-2013 02:03 AM by garberfc

I’ve completed applying my coats of Waterlox and have allowed the finis...

13 02-20-2013 07:00 PM
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Pre treating end grain (oak)?

02-19-2013 06:03 AM by Lumpyx

Hello everyone, I’m currently working o...

18 02-20-2013 10:33 AM
View moke's profile

Checking for scratches

02-06-2013 09:25 PM by moke

Way too many times in my woodworking, I have sanded more than what I thought ...

22 02-19-2013 09:13 PM
View Kwit's profile

Sand or buff after final coat of poly? opinions/suggest.

02-19-2013 01:14 AM by Kwit

Hello all What is your opinion on sanding or buffing after your final coat...

4 02-19-2013 05:44 AM
View Brobab's profile

Time honored finish.... or horrible newbie mistake - now with photos - finished project

02-05-2013 02:49 AM by Brobab

I am finishing a mahogany table top. First time for mahogany with me. Sande...

30 02-18-2013 12:46 PM
View Shan's profile

Need advise on finishing bar top

05-05-2012 07:47 PM by Shan

I am finishing a tiger maple bar top and want to pop the grain. I plan on us...

10 02-18-2013 08:07 AM
View Insagent's profile

Help please

02-17-2013 04:23 AM by Insagent

Getting ready to finish a cabinet for my shop. Has anyone used interior oil ...

7 02-18-2013 07:57 AM
View BTimmons's profile

Finishing walnut - Your favorite oil + wax combination?

02-14-2013 07:34 PM by BTimmons

I’ve seen plenty of projects here that incorporate walnut that apparent...

19 02-17-2013 02:08 PM
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Spraying Varathane Stain

02-15-2013 11:02 PM by ZiggyZ

Hi everyone- I am wrapping up a diagonal shelving project (lots of sf to c...

1 02-16-2013 03:18 AM
View fkudlack's profile

Help with reclaimed lumber jointing and finishing

02-15-2013 09:21 AM by fkudlack

Hey All, My father is a contractor so I have alway been around wood, mostl...

1 02-15-2013 01:33 PM

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