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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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painting laminate cabinate doors: a twist

68 days ago by babbobubba

I want to reface or refinish my cabinet doors. The doors are almond-colored ...

1 67 days ago
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Craftsman 13" Planer (Pro)

67 days ago by desertjim

Hi All, I thought I posted about my planer being on the blink a few weeks ba...

3 67 days ago
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How to Finish my Reclaimed Gliding Bench

68 days ago by Deela40

I made a glider for my back patio out of reclaimed lumber from pallets. It w...

1 68 days ago
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fiber rush finishing

72 days ago by Beorn

I am refinishing a pair of rocking chairs with fiber rush (paper twine) seats...

4 68 days ago
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Problem with cutting board joints

1032 days ago by harrywho

On both my end grain and straight grain cutting boards I keep getting what I ...

15 70 days ago
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Ultra Duster & Arm R Seal

71 days ago by wncguy

I’ve been using Arm R Seal as the finish on my boxes for over a year, p...

9 70 days ago
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Question for finishing with a sprayer.

71 days ago by RussellAP

About to sell a set of Adirondacks to someone who wants them stained walnut. ...

2 70 days ago
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73 days ago by orlandodave

Howdy everybody. I’m Dave. First post. Awesome site. I’ve...

10 71 days ago
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Branding iron - electric or not?

73 days ago by Dabcan

I’m looking into getting a custom branding iron to put my logo on my wo...

13 72 days ago
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Finishing Polish with Shellac

77 days ago by jkaras

Hello- I am new to finishing wood with shellac. I have a hardwood object t...

2 73 days ago
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finishing using linseed oil

74 days ago by cmoored

Good Afternoon All!I have ahead of me a task of staining and finishing a few ...

8 74 days ago
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77 days ago by ScottM

I just returned from HF with a new HVLP spray kit. This is my first spray un...

17 74 days ago
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Tung Oil Help

78 days ago by tyskkvinna

I have a customer that wants me to make his item with a tung oil finish. I...

18 74 days ago
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spay poly

75 days ago by mabisme

Any ideas on spray cans of Poly? Seems to good to be true, it doesn’t ...

8 74 days ago
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Finishing Beetle Kill Pine - What do you use?

754 days ago by camps764

I know there are a few guys on this site that specialize in Beetle Kill Pine ...

8 74 days ago
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Question RE outdoor wood carving

76 days ago by Scott

Hi guys. First post here. Wood Carver with question about finishes. I go...

6 75 days ago
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DIY teak oil

76 days ago by Mark

Morning all. I’ve read several articles about making your own teak oil...

4 75 days ago
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Reclaimed Wood Table Top Finish HELP!!

77 days ago by jscore08

Hey guys – so I have made a couple table tops out of 120+ year barn woo...

4 76 days ago
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Finish for aspen while keeping it white?

80 days ago by LiveEdge

Any tips on the best way to protect aspen while keeping it as white as possib...

14 77 days ago
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Finish to use on outdoor SPF bench?

79 days ago by Bergman

So it’s probably not the best option of wood, but I am making a “...

3 77 days ago

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