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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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Any advice on REMOVING General Finishes Water-based stain?

08-14-2013 10:19 PM by Lumber2Sawdust

I have some wood windows that needed to be finished. Based on advice here on...

3 08-16-2013 12:38 AM
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Getting a smooth oil finish on cherry

08-13-2013 05:30 AM by ivanivan

I’m finishing a piece of cherry with a penetrating oil finish. The labe...

8 08-14-2013 01:52 PM
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lets do it

08-13-2013 05:29 AM by dekhowa

lets do something new

29 08-14-2013 01:45 AM
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Cedar vase finish

08-12-2013 02:25 AM by twItCHer731

So I finished turning a vase out of cedar, sanded up to 500, have applied lay...

2 08-12-2013 04:09 AM
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darkening cherry

08-02-2013 07:57 PM by mporter

I have just recently made a project that involved laminating alternating cher...

18 08-12-2013 02:57 AM
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What would you fill this with

01-05-2013 02:21 AM by RussellAP

I need to fill this while also putting some red coral on the surface.Any ...

18 08-10-2013 03:52 PM
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End Grain Cutting Board finish

08-09-2013 08:38 PM by CBeats

Hi, I recently made some end grain cutting boards. Some with maple and pur...

3 08-10-2013 01:38 AM
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Antique warehouse carts: cleaning/finish opinions

05-19-2013 10:54 PM by Kwit

I picked up an old warehouse cart that a customer wants to a coffee table mad...

2 08-09-2013 10:16 PM
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08-07-2013 10:19 PM by Mark

I’m in finishing mode on a Cherry coffee table. I’ve got 2 coats...

9 08-08-2013 11:35 PM
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Door bottoms

08-08-2013 04:50 PM by pauldye

My workshop aka garage has an entryway door, 32”x80”. It is 40 ...

5 08-08-2013 07:17 PM
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Walnut Bathroom Vanity Counter Top

08-08-2013 03:43 AM by handystanley

I am going to begin edge gluing Walnut boards to make a bathroom vanity count...

1 08-08-2013 03:46 AM
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Sanding/hiding a dowel

08-06-2013 01:25 AM by phlyers

Hey guys I had to use a 3/8” poplar dowel to plug a hole in a project I...

5 08-07-2013 10:39 PM
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for outside funiture

08-07-2013 03:47 PM by jeffswildwood

Hi all, I have a question about sealant for outside furniture. I have a job t...

3 08-07-2013 07:42 PM
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Finishing for Pine

08-06-2013 07:14 PM by synecdoche

I just finished assembling a change table for my first child, who is due to a...

4 08-07-2013 06:18 PM
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Grain filler OVER polyurethane?

08-07-2013 01:25 AM by lateralus819

I’ve got a few coats of poly on my table top (sapele). I sanded it back...

8 08-07-2013 01:02 PM
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Best Finish for African Mahogany Table

01-01-2013 12:07 AM by Goatlocker

I am currently making a Mahogany hall table and need to finish it. While I ha...

15 08-07-2013 02:25 AM
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Finishing knotty pine wainscotting

08-05-2013 08:24 AM by Greg003

I am finishing our basement and have made a wainscot of roughsawn pine that I...

4 08-06-2013 01:25 PM
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Renaissance Wax 65ml or 200ml??

08-05-2013 07:29 PM by Adrian A

Should I get the 65ml or the 200ml bottle. Go! The 65 per ml is a lot mor...

6 08-06-2013 02:10 AM
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What is in Trend tool and bit cleaner

06-14-2013 01:22 PM by joeyinsouthaustin

This stuff has been talked about and reviewed. It works great. I have conta...

2 08-05-2013 11:06 PM
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Automata Finishing

07-24-2013 01:55 PM by Twigloo

I am building an Automata and am wondering what finish to go with, its mostly...

9 08-05-2013 01:19 PM

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