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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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Raised garden beds

04-19-2015 05:14 PM by FancyShoes

I am going to be making some raised garden beds, i was just going to make the...

9 04-21-2015 10:18 PM
View AESamuel's profile

Dull shellac.

04-20-2015 07:21 PM by AESamuel

Hi there, After watching a video by Paul Sellers on brushing a pre-mixed s...

9 04-21-2015 09:17 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Water based equivalent to Danish Oil?

04-19-2015 11:38 PM by bbasiaga

I’m thinking ahead to water based finishes. I like the idea that they ...

11 04-21-2015 01:37 PM
View fourtay22's profile

Refinish dresser

04-21-2015 01:37 AM by fourtay22

Hi all In the process of refinishing an old dresser of mine and ran into s...

2 04-21-2015 03:52 AM
View Goss's profile

Recommendations for finish on outdoors oak furniture?

04-18-2015 08:27 PM by Goss

Let me pick your brains…. If I were to make a simple bench out of Am...

14 04-20-2015 02:10 PM
View Sunstealer73's profile

Best Shellac Store?

04-20-2015 12:15 AM by Sunstealer73

I’ve been using Zinsser premixed shellac, but want to start mixing my o...

6 04-20-2015 01:28 PM
View Pendragon1998's profile

What is the finish on a veritas saw handle?

04-19-2015 02:49 AM by Pendragon1998

I am very new to finishing, so I can use a little help. I have some bubinga ...

1 04-19-2015 05:19 AM
View todd4390's profile

Keeping Finish in HVLP Gun

04-18-2015 07:47 PM by todd4390

Just finished spraying my first coat of General Finishes 450 exterior sealer ...

3 04-18-2015 09:39 PM
View CueballRosendaul's profile

EEK! Seeking Advice on a Big Smear Showed up after stain!

04-13-2015 08:10 PM by CueballRosendaul

So my guitchair is in the finishing stage now. Just stained it last night and...

7 04-17-2015 06:03 PM
View lew's profile

The inside of a humidor

04-12-2015 05:51 PM by lew

Well, I’ve been asked to build a humidor. Not the top of the desk type ...

14 04-17-2015 05:43 PM
View woodworkingdrew's profile

oil water hybrid paint

04-16-2015 12:32 AM by woodworkingdrew

I am painting a face frame for a drawer front. 1. is it beneficial to sand...

2 04-16-2015 12:48 AM
View bowtiefoster's profile

How Was This Piece Finished?

04-15-2015 11:23 PM by bowtiefoster

I love the look of this. The smooth paint, no brush strokes. It’s made ...

1 04-16-2015 12:38 AM
View mwatson2's profile

What is this material?

04-15-2015 04:23 PM by mwatson2

My hardwood desk at home has a keyboard tray that slides out. They covered th...

5 04-15-2015 04:49 PM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

Major issues with Minwax poly

04-10-2015 01:30 PM by AAANDRRREW

Hi All,New to the woodworking game. I built a nice red oak tv stand. Some pl...

49 04-15-2015 10:51 AM
View HarveyDunn's profile

What finish for use on bent/shaped bamboo rods furniture?

04-14-2015 08:03 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m going to try makings some indoor furniture items from bent/shaped b...

1 04-14-2015 09:10 PM
View skogie1's profile

How to sand a routered Roman Ogee profile

04-14-2015 12:05 PM by skogie1

I’ve got nice maple and walnut glue-up that I’ve routered a roman...

2 04-14-2015 12:54 PM
View TCCcabinetmaker's profile

Where to find

05-22-2013 12:18 AM by TCCcabinetmaker

Where would one find a brushable white lacquer? Most of the sources I’...

18 04-14-2015 01:42 AM
View pdxrealtor's profile

Help me get the desired look with stain

01-19-2015 03:45 PM by pdxrealtor

Hi All- I’m trying to get a certain look on my mill work/interior do...

73 04-12-2015 05:45 PM
View Kazooman's profile

Best Applicator For Water-based Finish?

04-10-2015 09:31 AM by Kazooman

I am building a small set of shelves as a favor for a friend. The shelves wi...

9 04-11-2015 10:09 PM
View Thickwood's profile

My walnut table

04-09-2015 03:29 PM by Thickwood

I have a beautiful slab of walnut I am making into a table. I have read page ...

11 04-11-2015 06:27 PM

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