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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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What is the allure of turquoise?

08-31-2015 06:55 AM by jtm

I see this used as a knot filler in a lot of cases. To me, it sticks out l...

21 09-01-2015 08:10 PM
View Chuck1685's profile

Walnut Counter Tops Finishing

08-25-2015 02:00 PM by Chuck1685

Hello All, So I am updating my kitchen and plan to use some 8/4 walnut I h...

4 08-31-2015 09:02 PM
View ezgnann's profile

Need help cleaning old wood - believed to be smoking residue

08-31-2015 03:54 PM by ezgnann

I have a picture of me an infant that is printed on wood. The picture is cove...

0 08-31-2015 03:54 PM
View jgoeden's profile

Tough, yet natural varnish or urethane over shellac on cherry

08-27-2015 09:02 PM by jgoeden

Looking for some advice on how to finish 2 cherry pieces that I’m makin...

8 08-30-2015 12:14 PM
View Glastron's profile

Best finish for protecting the soft shell of cypress.

08-28-2015 06:15 PM by Glastron

Is there any finish that would create a harden shell to protect the surface o...

2 08-28-2015 08:28 PM
View Murdock's profile

Save me from a foolish mistake with Canola Oil

09-28-2012 11:14 PM by Murdock

Due to a really stupid move on my part I spilled Canola oil on a nearly finis...

27 08-28-2015 07:18 PM
View Flavia's profile

Water based Stain for floors?

08-28-2015 01:03 AM by Flavia

HelloI am hoping to benefit from WW pros out there. I would like to stain m...

8 08-28-2015 05:55 AM
View Sawdustmaker115's profile

Would like Some Input About A Finish

08-28-2015 01:24 AM by Sawdustmaker115

I’m getting sick of using rattle cans for spraying lacquer because I...

3 08-28-2015 05:47 AM
View WhiskeyCreek's profile

Finishing for outdoor slab table!

08-27-2015 07:21 PM by WhiskeyCreek

I need to finish some cedar slabs that will be outdoors at a winery. I need ...

2 08-27-2015 09:08 PM
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Question About Spaying Lacquer

08-26-2015 09:10 PM by Sawdustmaker115

So I normally use minwax clear semi-gloss spay lacquer, but my local HD, lowe...

15 08-27-2015 07:04 PM
View Purrmaster's profile

Grain filler before or after staining

03-31-2013 01:08 AM by Purrmaster

This is both a question and meant to be informative. I’m using white o...

12 08-27-2015 01:59 AM
View nogeel's profile

Finishing Palletwood Wall with Earlex 5500

08-25-2015 03:32 AM by nogeel

My wife and I are doing a palletwood accent wall in our house. We are going t...

8 08-26-2015 07:20 PM
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Finishing driftwood

08-25-2015 11:38 PM by Bugnurd

Hi Lumberjocks,I’m about to throw together a coatrack using this piece ...

3 08-26-2015 05:04 PM
View Jujitsu's profile

Smooth surface

08-25-2015 02:25 PM by Jujitsu

So I’m working w/live edge cherry I got from a local lumber yard. The ...

13 08-26-2015 02:29 PM
View robscastle's profile

Water/Swamp Gum Epoxy repair Gone Wrong?

08-23-2015 09:08 PM by robscastle

I had a slab length of Water/Swamp Gum a friend and I used to make a breakfas...

5 08-25-2015 12:12 AM
View bygrace's profile

Dining room set striped and ready, but...

08-23-2015 08:21 PM by bygrace

A friend recently asked me to refinish a dining room set for her. I wanted th...

2 08-24-2015 11:47 PM
View robscastle's profile

Using a round over bit on timber

08-21-2015 06:30 AM by robscastle

I used a 2” round over bit on some Kitchen workbench legs. It worked...

10 08-22-2015 10:26 AM
View ScottKaye's profile

Blotch Control on Cherry if finishing with Boiled Linseed Oil

08-21-2015 11:38 PM by ScottKaye

I have never used BLO but I have seen the results some of you achieve with BL...

2 08-21-2015 11:54 PM
View Mugsy's profile

Oak Stools - Darkening Stain

08-20-2015 02:54 AM by Mugsy

Built these for someone else, and they want them to go with some other furnit...

2 08-21-2015 10:46 PM
View megaroo612's profile

Polyshades... not quite what I expected

08-28-2012 07:37 PM by megaroo612

Hi guys, So i finally finished a desk that I had made and decided to stain...

21 08-20-2015 03:02 PM

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