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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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Trying to match finish for furniture repair

02-19-2015 09:41 PM by Babieca

I am making a replacement foot for a dresser in my parents’ bedroom and...

10 02-21-2015 02:28 AM
View ADHDan's profile

Help popping curly maple? (Chatoyance effect?)

02-03-2015 06:52 PM by ADHDan

I’m making a solid curly maple desk, and I’m wondering how best t...

22 02-19-2015 06:11 PM
View TZH's profile

Cottonwood and varnish

02-16-2015 05:36 PM by TZH

This coffee table for our daughter has been a long time in the works: ...

22 02-17-2015 06:50 PM
View pjr1's profile

Incense cedar finishing question

02-16-2015 07:10 PM by pjr1

I bought some 4/4 incense cedar for some rolling barn doors I plan to install...

2 02-17-2015 03:15 AM
View dakremer's profile

First coat with HVLP gun. How's it look?

02-11-2015 10:26 PM by dakremer

So (like I posted in a previous forum topic), I’m painting some doors w...

11 02-14-2015 10:02 PM
View mitch48093's profile

need help with kitchen cabinets

02-12-2015 09:17 PM by mitch48093

Hi,yellow..I have been told it was the type of varnish that was used.. What ...

9 02-13-2015 01:46 AM
View LiveEdge's profile

Can you resand rough spots after applying tung oil?

02-12-2015 09:04 PM by LiveEdge

I’m working on a slab of maple and have applied two coats of Minwax Tun...

4 02-13-2015 01:30 AM
View Taizer's profile

How many coats of polymerized tung oil

02-12-2015 01:12 AM by Taizer

Hey all. I am not new to woodworking but I am a newb when it comes to working...

2 02-12-2015 08:38 PM
View dakremer's profile

HVLP spraying question

02-11-2015 02:35 AM by dakremer

So I used my HVLP sprayer for the first time last weekend (practicing) and it...

3 02-11-2015 04:15 AM
View newwoodbutcher's profile

Need color matching help

02-10-2015 03:36 AM by newwoodbutcher

I’m helping my new wife get her old house ready to go on the market. I...

2 02-11-2015 01:58 AM
View Stamper471's profile

Using brass screws as inlay?

02-09-2015 06:33 PM by Stamper471

Hi guys… I am making a bed and would like to add a bit of brass inlay t...

11 02-10-2015 11:20 PM
View Taizer's profile

Live edge pine bed finishing help

02-09-2015 04:22 PM by Taizer

Hey guys. New here I have a project that I am doing and just picked up som...

3 02-10-2015 07:21 PM
View AandCstyle's profile

Packaging imprint in finish ?

02-07-2015 02:56 PM by AandCstyle

I finished a box with Danish oil, rattle can spray lacquer and Johnson’...

15 02-09-2015 01:42 AM
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Mineral Spirits and Poly Problem

07-12-2012 04:22 PM by BinghamtonEd

So I went do to HD the other day, grabbed some Kleen Strip Oderless Mineral S...

29 02-08-2015 06:29 AM
View NYCWoodMan's profile

Time Between Sanding and Sealing

02-06-2015 06:17 AM by NYCWoodMan

Hi. Does it matter how much time elapses between sanding a board and seali...

2 02-07-2015 07:36 PM
View TektonAlpha's profile

Not sure what finish I should use

02-06-2015 09:36 PM by TektonAlpha

So I built this headboard from a big pallet that had 4×4 skids and now ...

6 02-07-2015 07:05 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Question about Acetone base dye

02-07-2015 03:35 PM by RussellAP

I’m making some shelving that goes on either side of the mantle for a c...

2 02-07-2015 04:21 PM
View rf58's profile

pine bark on a live edge of a table top

04-11-2014 04:42 AM by rf58

i want to maintain the raw edge of bark on a pine table top i have used W...

2 02-07-2015 02:51 AM
View Jofa's profile

Finishing with poly and dyes

01-16-2015 02:52 PM by Jofa

Hey all. I have a new build for a client and would like to get your take o...

18 02-05-2015 10:03 PM
View Lloyd Davies's profile

Recommendations: finish for maple table top - kids scrap table

02-04-2015 07:31 PM by Lloyd Davies

OK so obviously this thing is going to take a lot of beating from two four ye...

11 02-05-2015 09:55 PM

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