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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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Durable Paint and Primer Reccomendations for Desk

71 days ago by rlrobinhood

Hi all, I’m just about done building a desk for my wife. It is made...

5 70 days ago
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How do you know your shellac has gone bad.

74 days ago by PASs

I use the Zissner sealcoat type shellac.I buy the gallon can.I pour about a p...

13 71 days ago
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73 days ago by a1Jim

Recently I came across a post about a child sanding a piece of furniture ,my ...

29 71 days ago
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advice for exposing lower layers during antiquing

71 days ago by strandedpirate

I just finished antiquing my first project but it didn’t go as smooth a...

1 71 days ago
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Unruly Cherry Boards

71 days ago by BuyoMasilla

Hello I picked up a cherry board and had the store, McBeath, resaw it for ...

4 71 days ago
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Refinishing Reclaimed Cypress

80 days ago by rph123

Hey I’m a newbie looking for some suggestions. I’m having an ...

6 71 days ago
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Satin poly over semi-gloss

71 days ago by SuperCubber

Hey guys, Another quick finishing question. Got some water-based poly on ...

9 71 days ago
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ambrosia maple beetles

71 days ago by whitesferry

hi guys i put my project on hold till friday i orderd bora-care its supose...

0 71 days ago
View chetrog's profile

Built a bench. Now i need to paint , but ?

72 days ago by chetrog

I made a bench for the first time. I painted it today, but tomorrow I want to...

2 72 days ago
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Repairing cracks in large door arch

72 days ago by woundedpig

I would appreciate your thoughts and insights on a strategy to repair some li...

4 72 days ago
View strandedpirate's profile

why does polyurethane pull away from growth rings?

73 days ago by strandedpirate

I’ve applied several coats of polyurethane to a stained oak seat. When ...

11 72 days ago
View Ben's profile

Choosing finish for Cherry woodwork?

92 days ago by Ben

I’ll soon be completing a custom Cherry staircase with turned newels an...

8 72 days ago
View Charlie75's profile

White Vinigar and Mettle Bits Finish

74 days ago by Charlie75

Some where, it might have been on this site, I read about a person who makes ...

14 73 days ago
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Sanding Hardwood Question

73 days ago by MilFlyer

Hi all! I am in need of some help and you guys are my only hope! No exxage...

6 73 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Chicago Paint Sprayer

75 days ago by RussellAP

Great unit. Does anyone know where I can get a couple more guns for this unit...

5 74 days ago
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bar top is cupping

445 days ago by Christopher Frank

So ive installed a 21’ bartop. I had finished the underside prior to in...

5 74 days ago
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Newbie needs help with wood filler.

75 days ago by chetrog

I am going to be making a basic bench. Just going to use Douglas Fir. I Don&#...

10 74 days ago
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77 days ago by Shahidan

Alll the time I have been using polyurethane varnish. This varnish is slow dr...

13 74 days ago
View strandedpirate's profile

Can I apply sanding sealer over small stain touch ups without having to wait several days?

76 days ago by strandedpirate

I’m re-doing some bar stools that I stained. I just applied a thin laye...

5 74 days ago
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Scrapers or sandpaper for parquet flooring a copy from Handtools

80 days ago by JohnChung

Please share your experience with repairing parquet flooring. I have tried to...

6 75 days ago

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