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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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Non-yellowing anti-blotch suggestions?

11-11-2016 06:58 PM by LumberJocksGuest

Unfinished pine, medium-to-dark stain, tried 2 brands of conditioners, blotch...

2 11-18-2016 02:18 AM
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Wiping varnish with fast dry poly?

11-14-2016 01:47 PM by jimmyhopps

I put 2 coats of Watco on my new entry table build. To give it a bit more du...

8 11-18-2016 02:10 AM
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Looking for advice on resurfacing a front door.

11-16-2016 05:31 PM by thehig

Hello All, I am new to woodworking but I have a problem and could use some...

7 11-17-2016 07:16 PM
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Help needed repairing venner

11-17-2016 02:28 PM by Sonofabeech

Hi guys, i need your help, i damaged my oak kitchen table: I came home...

4 11-17-2016 03:42 PM
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Earlex 5500, SW all surface enamel finish

11-13-2016 03:31 AM by OrlandoMark

Hello All, My goal is a smooth, “piano-ish” finish on wood fu...

10 11-16-2016 07:38 PM
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Staining bare maple cabinets

11-04-2016 12:40 PM by SweetTea

I have never been fully satisfied with the stain results on maple. I will hav...

19 11-16-2016 06:17 PM
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What is the best wood to get a 100% DYE penetration?????

11-11-2016 12:36 PM by BobWemm

Hi LJ’sI need to dye some wood that is 1/4inch thick and need to get a ...

18 11-15-2016 11:52 PM
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white oak

11-14-2016 06:38 PM by DustyGuy

I’m building a pair of large bookcases ( 84”H x 60”W x 15&#...

6 11-15-2016 01:23 AM
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Protective Finish Over CN Blotch Conditioner and Gel Stain

11-11-2016 08:14 PM by BigMig

I’m almost done with the project – but I want to apply a top coat...

5 11-14-2016 02:32 PM
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How to hide a dent/gouge in jewelry box

11-10-2016 03:49 PM by cag0331

Hey guys, I’ve been working on a jewelry box for my girlfriend for a...

13 11-12-2016 03:02 PM
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Finishing a maple table top, live edge

11-12-2016 02:42 AM by tdaugh

I have made a live edge table top out of maple and am wanting advice on a ver...

2 11-12-2016 03:55 AM
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Paint Panels before Rails and Stiles?

11-10-2016 08:14 PM by jcyphert

My wife wants me to paint the new kitchen I’m building her. Due to the ...

6 11-11-2016 12:00 AM
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Need help fixing a Krause & Becker airless sprayer

11-06-2016 11:15 AM by SweetTea

A buddy of mine recently gave me a Krause & Becker airless sprayer that h...

3 11-10-2016 04:35 PM
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Painting a wood for a simple utility shelf

11-06-2016 11:18 PM by PHXRob

Hello All - I just made a simple wooden shelf with recycled wood (used to ...

21 11-09-2016 03:35 AM
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Best table sealer for my job.

10-30-2016 04:10 AM by Abbadon

I just built a very basic table that I fixed to the wall. I did not think abo...

1 11-09-2016 02:19 AM
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Cutting Board Finishes

10-27-2016 07:00 PM by HorizontalMike

I have read through many threads on which “oil” to use on cutting...

41 11-08-2016 03:34 PM
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Hot Hide Hammer Veneer Terrible Bubbling

11-03-2016 12:57 AM by jonsprague0000

My first attempt at hammer venneering ash burl with hot hide glue was a compl...

24 11-08-2016 04:15 AM
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Anyone ever dyed zebrawood?

11-06-2016 10:16 PM by Marn64

Hey everybody,So I recently hatched the idea that one could hypothetically ma...

7 11-07-2016 02:45 PM
View HorizontalMike's profile

DIY Milk Paint -- Tips & Tricks?

09-15-2013 12:13 AM by HorizontalMike

My last 4 projects have been finished in milk paint, some with multiple coats...

34 11-07-2016 02:33 PM
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Outdoor Furniture

10-30-2016 04:10 AM by Joe966

Hello, I am new to this site. I am sure that there may already be a post rega...

1 11-07-2016 02:22 PM

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