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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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How to? Ethan Allen old English tavern pine finish

01-01-2014 04:57 AM by buschywooder

Would love information about recreating this finish. I have a trestle sofa ...

9 01-01-2014 09:27 PM
View toddbg's profile

Cold Garage: What can I use?

12-31-2013 02:49 AM by toddbg

Hi – I just built a set of shop cabinets and will be building out a wor...

7 01-01-2014 02:26 AM
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12-24-2013 12:19 AM by DanielP

A box made from Ipe and so much time spent shaping it. The lid fit to a b...

31 12-31-2013 10:08 PM
View RussellAP's profile

How too...

12-30-2013 08:24 PM by RussellAP

I got a couple 4’ white oak slabs 8/4 that have a nice patina on them. ...

8 12-31-2013 01:40 AM
View docspencer's profile

DIY 2" sanding disk

12-19-2013 03:39 AM by docspencer

I’ve been making some bowls that are about 4-5” in diameter. Sand...

1 12-31-2013 12:16 AM
View ScottKaye's profile

Arm-R-Seal and wiping it down between coats

12-20-2013 08:27 PM by ScottKaye

Im using Arm-R-Seal satin and had a few runs in a project I’m into. I h...

6 12-30-2013 06:01 AM
View oldwoodsale's profile

UV Cure Coatings like Solarez

12-29-2013 09:03 PM by oldwoodsale

Hi all, been working making tables out of very old reclaimed wood. The wood h...

1 12-30-2013 01:10 AM
View Loren's profile (online now)

Suggested process for spraying hardwood edges glued to melamin, pre-finished ply?

12-28-2013 06:53 PM by Loren

I edge plywood with 1/4” hardwood strips using a special press. Noprob...

6 12-29-2013 02:08 AM
View David Milton's profile

sanding for shine.

12-27-2013 08:53 PM by David Milton

i was trying to figure out the best way to get wood to shine, and glow, witho...

14 12-29-2013 12:39 AM
View Kwit's profile

Finish Problem: "seams" appear days after poly is dry

12-27-2013 01:00 AM by Kwit

I seem to have a problem with finishing some oak red oak tables made from 3.5...

9 12-28-2013 01:57 AM
View wiser1934's profile

what brush to use to apply epoxy as a finish

12-27-2013 03:20 AM by wiser1934

need help in finding the correct brush to apply an epoxy finish to a cutting...

8 12-28-2013 01:55 AM
View CrystalBallz's profile

Overcoating a 2 part epoxy finish

12-26-2013 05:37 PM by CrystalBallz

Hello all, I have a large bar at a restaurant i built. I used 4” Mi...

1 12-26-2013 05:48 PM
View Medickep's profile

Ultimate finish guide

11-05-2013 05:32 AM by Medickep

It seems like every time I work on a project, I get different tips on how to ...

17 12-26-2013 08:33 AM
View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile (online now)

Noob questions on finish sprayers (on-going)

12-20-2013 06:31 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop

I’ve used this to apply paint: When the job is done (total proje...

37 12-26-2013 03:22 AM
View Stormy's profile

How do you sand a "V" hole?

12-24-2013 07:37 PM by Stormy

I made a Chinese checkerboard in cherry for my wife. As we were playing a ga...

4 12-24-2013 10:29 PM
View Vest's profile

Finishing a kitchen table.

12-24-2013 04:09 PM by Vest

Wondering if there is any products you can finish a kitchen table with that w...

2 12-24-2013 06:02 PM
View cabbie's profile

Cedar finish

12-23-2013 09:09 PM by cabbie

Help!!I’ve just been “gifted” with approx. 50pcs. of cedar ...

3 12-24-2013 06:25 AM
View SaintNYC's profile

Cleaning Concrete Dust off unfinished project

12-23-2013 04:06 PM by SaintNYC

Hello all - First off, I’ve been a LJ reader for a long time, and I ...

11 12-24-2013 05:56 AM
View DKV's profile

Shoe wax

12-23-2013 12:32 AM by DKV

I am working on finishing a box that I’ve been using to experiment with...

16 12-24-2013 03:20 AM
View Jofa's profile

I officially hate Minwax Polycrylic

12-20-2013 07:04 PM by Jofa

I’ve been using Minwax gloss polyurethane for a long time and the resul...

31 12-23-2013 04:43 AM

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