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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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More coats poly = more scratch resistance?

02-09-2014 10:58 PM by LiveEdge

I’m nearing the finished stage for an alder table I’m building. ...

29 02-20-2014 01:09 AM
View Lee Barker's profile

On pine: We've got the red and blue. How to do the white?

02-19-2014 10:52 PM by Lee Barker

Client wants POP displays in those three colors. The pine is radiata. The R...

3 02-19-2014 11:01 PM
View ant17r's profile

Paint or Shelf Pin holes first???

02-19-2014 12:08 AM by ant17r

Hi everyone, I’m building my first bookcase. The bookcase will be pa...

1 02-19-2014 12:11 AM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

Putting Poly over BLO

02-17-2014 11:24 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey guys, This will be a quick one. I am currently doing a table out of wa...

13 02-18-2014 09:48 PM
View Matt in Franklin's profile

Recommended clear finish over latex paint?

01-12-2014 08:27 PM by Matt in Franklin

All, I have a bench with cubbies that was painted with a (off) white satin la...

7 02-16-2014 09:41 PM
View richgreer's profile

What finish?

02-15-2014 04:34 PM by richgreer

I’m making a small rocking chair. My wife will be painting some decor...

3 02-15-2014 06:03 PM
View drpdrp's profile

multi sided object clearcoat issue

02-07-2014 02:46 PM by drpdrp

Okay I am sure this is another of the painfully obvious things that I just...

9 02-15-2014 02:20 PM
View jonsprague0000's profile

Grain fill before or after glue-up

02-14-2014 07:46 PM by jonsprague0000

Should you fill open grain woods before glue-up or after? Also do you typica...

11 02-15-2014 03:23 AM
View Cruiszr's profile

Delta Downdraft Table , Good or Bad?

02-13-2014 01:54 AM by Cruiszr

I have had a Delta downdraft table that I got at Lowes 3 or 4 years ago on cl...

5 02-14-2014 09:29 PM
View agroupergirl's profile

A dumpster dive find - director's chairs

02-08-2014 05:14 PM by agroupergirl

First, I would have to say I am not a woodworking professional but need advic...

4 02-12-2014 02:16 PM
View airfieldman's profile

Best finish for multiple types of wood in one project

02-10-2014 06:59 PM by airfieldman

Hi all. I’m building a game board for an ancient Viking game called Hne...

1 02-10-2014 08:39 PM
View tturner's profile

Festool Surfix Finishing System

02-04-2014 03:29 PM by tturner

This is kind of a review and a quest for a little feedback too… I ha...

4 02-10-2014 07:20 PM
View tapoore's profile

Need a finish for a coffee bar with a butcher block-style top

02-10-2014 12:19 AM by tapoore

I’m in the process of making a coffee bar with a butcher block top with...

1 02-10-2014 03:07 AM
View Enormous_Earl's profile

Question about using tung oil

02-10-2014 12:19 AM by Enormous_Earl

Greetings, everyone. Novice woodworker here.I made a keepsake box out of oak ...

2 02-10-2014 12:50 AM
View daviddoria's profile

Dry/dull regions (mostly following the grain) in shellac

02-08-2014 02:38 PM by daviddoria

I sprayed 3 thin coats of Bulls Eye Seal Coat tinted with Transtint. I like t...

5 02-09-2014 01:39 PM
View Hartworks's profile

How do I finish dark walnut / birch....hope chest

02-06-2014 06:07 PM by Hartworks

I am constructing a hope chest with the framework / lid made of dark walnut a...

3 02-08-2014 02:09 AM
View michaelsgarage's profile

i need and hvlp system and i have no clue where to start...

02-07-2014 07:19 PM by michaelsgarage

i have about 20 cabinets i need to finish and spraying seems like its the way...

13 02-08-2014 12:57 AM
View TravisNW's profile

Finishing suggestions on Poplar/Walnut Nightstands

02-06-2014 03:54 PM by TravisNW

Hey everyone, I’m nearing completion on 2 poplar/walnut nightstands ...

9 02-07-2014 04:21 PM
View dpwalker's profile

Rubbing out a finish

02-06-2014 04:16 AM by dpwalker

I have been researching methods to rub out a high gloss finish. Most methods ...

8 02-07-2014 05:19 AM
View cabbie's profile

Danish oil and water based poly?

02-01-2014 07:50 PM by cabbie

Guys-I’m old school when it comes to finishing, I guess, but here in Ca...

15 02-06-2014 09:17 PM

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