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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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Finishing an End Grain Cutting Board

11-07-2012 11:35 PM by SteveGaskins

I realize the most popular product for finishing an end grain cutting board i...

17 12-10-2015 10:24 PM
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Best Water Bourne Poly

12-06-2015 08:42 AM by Fettler

I’m not a big poly fan, varnishes and lacquer are my go to. Being winte...

11 12-10-2015 10:12 PM
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Re-sanding over sanded/burnished wood

12-09-2015 03:21 PM by XquietflyX

So i have some Walnut that i might have gone a bit nuts with and sanded up ...

6 12-10-2015 01:55 AM
View wdnick's profile

BLO over paint??

12-09-2015 06:39 PM by wdnick

I have a CNC machinist friend that has asked for some advise on wood. HeR...

6 12-09-2015 10:32 PM
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Staining pine and plywood

12-07-2015 11:00 PM by Moosesman

I have a little chest I’m working on and it is made from Pine and birch...

13 12-09-2015 12:37 AM
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Poly over shellac?

12-04-2015 10:27 PM by Dogfisher

I glued branch slices down on a plywood tabletop. I’ve shellaced them m...

19 12-07-2015 06:52 PM
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What to do with these old stairs?

12-06-2015 07:14 PM by Dave11

I’ve got a stairway that needs of a lot of work. House was built in 195...

4 12-06-2015 10:44 PM
View TinWhiskers's profile

Artistic liscense

12-02-2015 02:06 AM by TinWhiskers

I told a friend I would make a bench for seating of waiting customers in ...

18 12-05-2015 05:38 PM
View Kran's profile

Finish messed up

12-02-2015 03:39 PM by Kran

I am in the process of refinishing a dining room table. I stripped it, washed...

2 12-05-2015 04:30 PM
View nerdbot's profile

Advice on (pre-)finishing large doors

11-28-2015 03:51 AM by nerdbot

I’m days away from assembling/putting the finish on my large door proje...

11 12-04-2015 01:30 PM
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Finishing Problems

12-02-2015 05:46 PM by ChicagoHiker

In July I completed three pieces for my cousin’s balcon...

1 12-02-2015 05:59 PM
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Timber expansion on long grain cutting boards

12-01-2015 06:55 PM by cover1967

Hi all.I’ve been making long grain cutting boards for friends and famil...

6 12-02-2015 05:01 PM
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A COOL way to Apply Dye & Stains, etc.

12-01-2015 08:30 PM by Joe Lyddon

When I saw this in a recent email from WWJ, I thought it was SO COOL… ...

6 12-02-2015 01:33 AM
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Salt on finish

12-01-2015 08:12 PM by Gixxerjoe04

Planned on making a simple little turned box for a salt for the kitchen, not ...

4 12-02-2015 12:59 AM
View leros's profile

I applied finish with a paper towel and now my surface looks hazy.

11-30-2015 10:54 AM by leros

I was out of wiping rags, so I applied danish oil using a paper towel (the bl...

8 12-01-2015 05:23 PM
View Kennethjg's profile

Texas Weather

11-29-2015 01:10 AM by Kennethjg

Hey guys, in case you’re not familiar with it, there’s a saying a...

12 12-01-2015 03:56 PM
View LiveEdge's profile

Best finish for portable wine table?

11-23-2015 02:12 AM by LiveEdge

I’m making a bunch of these portable wine tables for Christmas out of v...

7 12-01-2015 05:56 AM
View GeordieY's profile

Finishing solid maple slab table top.

11-25-2015 08:53 PM by GeordieY

I’ve been researching finish options for a table I’m building, bu...

11 11-30-2015 07:08 PM
View king_nickizzle's profile

I can't get the right color with stain.

11-28-2015 08:16 PM by king_nickizzle

I’m building a table top, and going for a sort of antique honey/brown l...

5 11-30-2015 02:36 AM
View tblake1984's profile

Yet another HVLP comparison

06-23-2015 03:45 PM by tblake1984

I have been looking at HVLP sprayers again, and again, and again and I cannot...

24 11-27-2015 12:57 PM

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