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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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Danish Oil Newb

01-22-2018 06:09 PM by SimoninCO

I am making a Credenza out of Walnut. In the past, I have always used stains...

4 01-24-2018 02:46 AM
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Glue Cleanup on Pre-Stained Wood

01-23-2018 09:49 PM by kocgolf

I have really searched, yes even Google, but can’t find a definite answ...

9 01-23-2018 11:28 PM
View Jevin's profile

"Dead Spots" in Finish

01-22-2018 09:46 PM by Jevin

Hey all- First time poster and relatively new woodworker (about 2-3 years ...

17 01-23-2018 10:05 PM
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Finishing Cabinets PreCat + HVLP

01-20-2018 03:46 PM by Panthers65

I’m coming up on the end of my cabinet construction and once it warms u...

2 01-23-2018 09:55 AM
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Polyurethane/Oil Stain compatibility

01-16-2018 05:05 PM by dbw

I’m curious as to why Polyurethane is “lifting” some of the...

9 01-23-2018 01:15 AM
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Do I add steel pipe to bar table before or after applying epoxy resin coating?

01-21-2018 12:13 AM by Nokstar

Hi I’m fairly need to wood work or building anything with wood. I recently de...

4 01-22-2018 10:47 PM
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Lacquer finishing problems

01-15-2018 01:25 AM by NoSpace

I have a maple and mahogany chessboard I’m finishing with lacquer—...

9 01-21-2018 08:31 PM
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Suggestions on a timber finish?

01-21-2018 01:29 AM by metroplexchl

So I am building a post and beam workshop that will be 12’x20’ in...

8 01-21-2018 07:24 PM
View Kirk650's profile

Need better paint

01-20-2018 01:25 AM by Kirk650

Now, before you folks go off on me for using paint on wood, let me ‘splain’. ...

4 01-21-2018 05:33 PM
View JimRochester's profile

A good size tub for mineral oil?

01-20-2018 03:05 PM by JimRochester

I soak most of my pieces in a mineral oil bath. I have been looking for a goo...

12 01-21-2018 04:25 PM
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finishing issue

01-20-2018 02:04 PM by jmcclain101

hello – need help. sanded the top of a pine dining table (veneer). sta...

3 01-20-2018 09:51 PM
View Steve's profile

Has Danish Oil Changed?

01-17-2018 05:07 PM by Steve

Danish oil is a favorite of mine and I’ve been using it for years. It&#...

26 01-19-2018 05:35 PM
View Alan S's profile

Finish Raised Panel Doors Before Assembly?

07-22-2012 04:52 PM by Alan S

I am making some solid wood raised panel doors. I plan on using space balls ...

11 01-19-2018 05:31 PM
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Lacquer or poly recommendation needed

01-16-2018 01:47 PM by Pyro

Hey guys! In the past I have mostly been using poly. My understanding is t...

17 01-19-2018 03:33 AM
View Gerald Thompson's profile

Bar Top

10-17-2017 06:48 PM by Gerald Thompson

I have a friend that is going to finish a long, 30 ft., bar top. the wood is ...

20 01-19-2018 02:20 AM
View trevorlamont's profile

1/4 gap between Mantel top and wall

01-16-2018 11:02 PM by trevorlamont

Hey guys, I’m building a mantel and come to find out I didn’t fra...

23 01-19-2018 12:14 AM
View Charlie's profile

Green Hemlock board & batten - finishing schedule ?

05-27-2013 12:02 PM by Charlie

OK, so I’ve started putting up 1” thick rough sawn hemlock boards...

2 01-18-2018 11:14 PM
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How to Store Latex Paint?

01-16-2018 07:49 PM by jasoncarpentry

I have about 20 gallons (or partial gallons) of latex paint. I’d like t...

10 01-17-2018 03:30 PM
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Need help on which stain/poly to use on new knotty pine doors in log cabin

01-15-2018 04:10 AM by scotttt

Hi! 1st post. 1st off, I have no idea what I’m doing. I have a cabin an...

2 01-15-2018 11:14 PM
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Beetle Kill Table

11-28-2017 01:47 PM by Redfern

I have put together a table top for the breakfast nook of my house. I just...

10 01-15-2018 06:16 PM

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