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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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Quick question about fuming white oak

03-25-2015 09:14 PM by sanfranciscocedarco

How long do you think is appropriate to let the piece gas off after fuming th...

2 03-26-2015 03:32 PM
View SandBlock's profile

Questions about refinishing cutting board (not for cutting) with polyurethane.

02-19-2015 03:32 PM by SandBlock

I removed the original polyurethane from the top and sides of the cutting boa...

2 03-25-2015 11:38 PM
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Iron stain on cherry?

03-23-2015 09:43 PM by HTown

I’m making a cherry shelf. I used a steel combination square to check ...

6 03-25-2015 03:59 AM
View CatskillRose's profile

Most Natural Finish for my Red Oak?

03-18-2015 02:57 PM by CatskillRose

Hi all, I am a total beginner. Just installed a stunning new wide-plank r...

10 03-25-2015 01:58 AM
View kyguy's profile

Deep Stains

03-23-2015 02:56 PM by kyguy

I’m in the process of sanding my hardwood floors for refinishing.there ...

2 03-23-2015 11:09 PM
View theniteowl's profile

Vent/filter setup for spray booth

03-18-2015 04:36 PM by theniteowl

Hi All,I am looking to put together a temporary spray booth in the basement t...

6 03-23-2015 05:32 PM
View dmr3b's profile

50's Mengel Permanized Blonde

03-23-2015 02:57 PM by dmr3b

The family has handed down this china cabinet that is inneed of some work. I...

1 03-23-2015 05:08 PM
View Spf80's profile

Micro Mesh pads on multitool

03-23-2015 02:52 PM by Spf80

Has anyone ever used the Micro Mesh hook and loop pads on their oscillatinng ...

1 03-23-2015 03:35 PM
View CharlesNeil's profile

Sherwin Williams Conversion Varnish ... Issues

03-21-2015 06:40 PM by CharlesNeil

I have now tried to use the SW conversion Varnish 3 times. Actually I have ha...

42 03-23-2015 06:11 AM
View pos1's profile

Help refinishing windows

03-21-2015 06:20 PM by pos1

I have 4 large casement windows with wood interior (vinyl exterior) from the ...

3 03-22-2015 02:15 AM
View CharlieM1958's profile

Questions on Guitar Finishing

02-04-2015 05:14 PM by CharlieM1958

I finally broke down and ordered an unfinished ES335-style kit guitar I’...

38 03-22-2015 02:08 AM
View DBordello's profile

End Grain Cutting Board using General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish

02-17-2015 04:31 PM by DBordello

Hi All, I have spent the last couple of weeks working on my first end grai...

18 03-21-2015 08:19 PM
View Lorelie's profile

Polycrylic scratches

03-17-2015 04:47 PM by Lorelie

I’ve just “completed” my kitchen cabinets; water based pain...

18 03-20-2015 08:20 PM
View megsobrien's profile

Veneer Table Not Taking Stain

03-18-2015 02:57 PM by megsobrien

Hi there, So I’m a major rookie with woodworking/staining and I have...

5 03-20-2015 05:13 AM
View MikeyCZ's profile

Can you stain/darken pure tung oil after 3 coats?

03-18-2015 09:06 PM by MikeyCZ

I was given an antique leaded glass transom window by a customer and was aske...

7 03-19-2015 05:34 PM
View Canuck76's profile

Danish oil re application

03-18-2015 02:36 PM by Canuck76

I recently finished a walnut table top with Danish Oil. Before I could ureat...

6 03-19-2015 01:27 PM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

file cabinet question

03-17-2015 03:35 PM by AAANDRRREW

Hi All, I have a small wooden file cabinet. I believe it’s mdf or s...

2 03-17-2015 03:44 PM
View BigJohnW's profile

Refinishing Black walnut table with danish oil

03-16-2015 02:44 PM by BigJohnW

I am refinishing a table made by my father in the 1970’s. It is made o...

2 03-17-2015 12:50 AM
View DmpJoe's profile

Hardboard skin

03-12-2015 04:13 PM by DmpJoe

I am working on a display case that is about 6’ x 4’. The border...

1 03-16-2015 04:39 AM
View CharlesA's profile

Tinting QSWO to match

03-08-2015 05:04 PM by CharlesA

I’m building something out of QSWO and need to match the color to the e...

15 03-15-2015 10:54 PM

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