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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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TransTint, TransFast, Open Wood Pores, and Surface Tension

01-20-2017 05:10 PM by Keith Kelly

I primarily use Homestead TransFast dyes with water. I really enjoy the resu...

3 01-20-2017 06:19 PM
View Chris Cook's profile

little red rocker refinish

01-20-2017 01:13 AM by Chris Cook

So my wife has this little red rocking chair from her childhood, it was my da...

4 01-20-2017 04:34 PM
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Advice needed for top coat on interior window trim and sill

01-04-2017 02:51 PM by JayEs

Hello everyone. I’m seeking advice for the “best” finishing...

6 01-20-2017 03:48 PM
View Evanredwood's profile

Redwood fence varnish help

01-19-2017 10:41 PM by Evanredwood

I had a redwood fence installed a couple years ago. I’ve had helmsman c...

4 01-20-2017 12:50 PM
View Jsbeckton's profile

Finishing a Barn Wood Table

01-19-2017 03:41 PM by Jsbeckton

I’ve purchased some old rustic rough sawn barnwood, denailed (with dete...

9 01-20-2017 02:16 AM
View buckbuster31's profile

finish on beech

01-18-2017 06:39 PM by buckbuster31

what is everyone’s favorite finish for beech. thinking maybe BLO?

4 01-19-2017 05:47 AM
View Rustic_Rehab's profile

Reclaimed wood finish

01-18-2017 03:25 PM by Rustic_Rehab

I am trying to build a table with reclaimed barn wood. I love the blue gray ...

4 01-19-2017 01:55 AM
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finish to withstand 450° contact?

01-03-2017 07:41 PM by mzimmers

Hi, all - I’m building a pie safe, where baked goods are to be put t...

18 01-19-2017 01:08 AM
View Matt's profile

Arm-R-Seal and Mahogany Endgrain

01-17-2017 04:42 AM by Matt

Hi Fellow LJ’s…... I had some scrap end grain Wenge/Mahogany c...

5 01-18-2017 01:16 PM
View Lotzasugar13's profile

Help with butchers block

01-16-2017 01:54 PM by Lotzasugar13

I’m not at all skilled or knowledgeable about wood working so please be...

13 01-17-2017 08:56 AM
View Jim's profile

HELP! General Finishes Rosewood very VERY red

01-08-2017 02:45 PM by Jim

Hey everyone, so I’ve got a problem. My client wanted a dark brown stai...

24 01-16-2017 07:44 PM
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Minwax Polyshades--Any Experience Or Advice?

04-18-2012 09:13 PM by lobro4

I have never used the product but I am finishing a HUGE project and wonder if...

44 01-16-2017 03:23 AM
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Stair Trim

12-27-2016 09:13 PM by ChicksWithTools

In theory….. this should be as easy as putting together lego and should...

9 01-15-2017 06:52 PM
View cracknpop's profile

UGH! Wood does strange things

01-14-2017 12:30 PM by cracknpop

Wife asked me to build our daughter a TV stand/entertainment center the week ...

19 01-15-2017 01:17 PM
View torea's profile

Durability of poly from a spray can

01-09-2017 02:50 AM by torea

Hey all! I’m working on a set of coasters and I want to finish them ...

8 01-14-2017 05:05 AM
View jpgolf14's profile

Finishing baltic birch ply with exposed edges

01-08-2017 03:26 PM by jpgolf14

Hi folks, First post here. I have a little bit of finishing experience bu...

6 01-12-2017 09:22 PM
View Peace's profile

Wood dyes and Birch coloring

01-12-2017 01:10 PM by Peace

I have tried using water based dyes to enable the grain in light grained wood...

2 01-12-2017 09:15 PM
View William Shelley's profile

Help with inked/painted wood panels

12-13-2016 07:50 PM by William Shelley

Hello, Recently, my girlfriend has gotten me interested in branching out f...

3 01-12-2017 12:07 AM
View TheQueTip's profile

Stopping end grain blotching on cutting boards

01-11-2017 12:56 AM by TheQueTip

Hello, Are there any food safe sanding sealers? Making a pizza serving ...

5 01-11-2017 05:25 AM
View Hornnumb2's profile

Finishing oak

12-05-2016 08:48 PM by Hornnumb2

What do I need to use for a natural finish for some oak picture frames? Thank...

17 01-11-2017 03:15 AM

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