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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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Help Refinishing Pottery Barn Furniture

04-16-2014 03:29 AM by Brad

So normally I’d just build these items but at $70 for a Pottery Barn c...

2 04-16-2014 01:13 PM
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what finish to put on butcher block counter top

04-13-2014 05:42 PM by shelly_b

I am making a red oak counter top for a costumer. I have never made one and w...

13 04-15-2014 07:42 PM
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How Do I Determine If A 1st Stain Coat Is Dry Enough For An Additional Coat Of Stain Or Topcoating?

04-14-2014 04:07 PM by Targa

I’ve applied the initial coat of General Finishes brand oil based stain...

11 04-14-2014 11:07 PM
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Finish before or after assembly?

04-14-2014 01:46 AM by Babieca

I’m working on a shaker inspired coffee table (and end tables) and ...

2 04-14-2014 02:20 PM
View JmbAtlanta's profile

Cypress Wood Table Centerpiece - How To Finish?

04-13-2014 03:12 PM by JmbAtlanta

My daughter has asked that I be in charge of the centerpiecies for her upcomi...

2 04-13-2014 06:29 PM
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Finish figure Makore veneer

04-04-2014 06:36 PM by RandyTsuch

Hi guys I recently bought some figured makore veneer, trying to figure...

2 04-13-2014 06:19 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Pour on finish question

04-12-2014 06:06 PM by RussellAP

This morning I poured on the epoxy finish. I had to do it just outside my sho...

2 04-13-2014 07:28 AM
View Bill White's profile

Passion for Wood-Hand Finishing and Rubbing Out

04-10-2014 02:13 PM by Bill White

This video is PACKED with information. In all, about 10 hours. The 5 disc s...

1 04-13-2014 03:12 AM
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chemcraft plastofix light 25* and erlex 5500

04-05-2014 02:41 AM by speersy

I sprayed plastofix light 25* white on raw mdf doors (with one layer of pri...

1 04-13-2014 03:03 AM
View Rob's profile

Anyone have advice on "Burnishing Finish""?

04-03-2014 01:08 PM by Rob

I’m currently smack dab in the middle of building two large coffee tabl...

23 04-12-2014 05:40 AM
View mazzy's profile

Finishing a redwood pergola

03-30-2014 03:55 PM by mazzy

Hi, We just got done constructing a redwood pergola (new growth). After t...

4 04-11-2014 03:18 AM
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Refinishing a Beech table?

04-10-2014 04:53 PM by Sirgreggins

My aunt has asked me to refinish her kitchen table for her. I’m not 100...

3 04-10-2014 07:36 PM
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Need Finish Advice

04-09-2014 05:01 AM by KarenNJ

I bought a black walnut live slab to make a writing desk from the lumbershack...

21 04-10-2014 04:39 AM
View azlogger's profile

Clear coat choice

04-10-2014 12:31 AM by azlogger

Hi. As a disclaimer to start with, I know almost nothing about finishes.I hav...

8 04-10-2014 03:27 AM
View bdresch's profile

Clear finish with low fumes.

03-29-2014 09:46 PM by bdresch

I am building some shelving units out of birch ply that I wanted to finish in...

20 04-08-2014 03:39 AM
View Luke2220's profile

Shellac immediatley after Tung Oil

04-06-2014 03:33 AM by Luke2220

I swear i found a video a week or so ago where someone used tung oil on a pro...

9 04-07-2014 01:27 AM
View LiveEdge's profile

Another wipe-on vs. brush-on poly question

04-04-2014 08:17 PM by LiveEdge

I’m finishing the top of my table with oil-based poly. I had previousl...

9 04-06-2014 07:54 PM
View athomas5009's profile

Watco teak oil ?'s

04-04-2014 04:28 AM by athomas5009

I used watco teak oil to finish a few shelves I built for the kitchen cabinet...

16 04-06-2014 06:39 PM
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Maple burl stain questions

04-04-2014 11:15 PM by Ingjr

I’m about to use a powdered dye stain mixed with water to color a small...

3 04-05-2014 04:56 PM
View tjUSMC8807's profile

FNG question: Finishes. Where to even start???

04-04-2014 03:15 AM by tjUSMC8807

Good evening all. Just joined yesterday and have a broad question. Purchased...

12 04-05-2014 04:32 PM

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