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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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Mahogany blend

04-13-2013 06:52 PM by newwoodbutcher

I’m installing a Mahogany screen door and surround (built in place) for...

7 04-14-2013 06:51 AM
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stains vs dyes

03-02-2013 11:06 PM by mporter

Ok, so what is the difference? I know it is probably a stupid question, but I...

12 04-14-2013 03:14 AM
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Plywood in the shop

04-10-2013 12:42 PM by Odiferous

I’m working on a router table out of 1/2” baltic birch ply, and t...

14 04-13-2013 05:25 AM
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04-12-2013 05:18 PM by WOODIE1

Ok I am refinishing a coffee table and has used General Finished gel stain as...

3 04-12-2013 07:05 PM
View lynng's profile

Help with sealing end grain

04-10-2013 10:48 PM by lynng

I built some adirondack chairs using port orford cedar. I would like to seal...

7 04-12-2013 06:59 PM
View Cleveland222's profile

Finishing Brazilian Hardwood with Teak Oil not going well..... Please help.

07-30-2012 08:07 PM by Cleveland222

Hello all. I am in the finishing stages of two desk-tops that I made from ...

30 04-11-2013 06:40 PM
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Help with matching table fininsh

04-10-2013 06:10 AM by JoeMurphy

Hello, I figure someone here will be able to set me in the right direction. ...

8 04-10-2013 07:05 PM
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Suggestions for Removing Scratches from Harwood floor

08-07-2011 03:41 PM by tooldad

Our dining area has great oak 2 1/4” hardwood floor. There is a light ...

7 04-10-2013 04:48 AM
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Finishing finials

04-09-2013 10:13 PM by RussellAP

After turning, I use 150g to 600g and then some EEE wax. Then I dip it in GF ...

11 04-10-2013 12:20 AM
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Help w/Melomine cabinet painting

04-05-2013 08:11 AM by mmisko

Hello-i am new to this site and also new to painting Kitchen cabinets. Iam go...

1 04-09-2013 01:33 AM
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finish mixture question

04-02-2013 12:39 AM by woodnteeth

I am working out my preferred finish technique with the landing nets I build ...

10 04-09-2013 12:18 AM
View Charlie's profile

water-based paint over oil-based stain question...

04-07-2013 01:55 PM by Charlie

While working on window trim, I screwed up an edge profile on some long piece...

4 04-07-2013 03:45 PM
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Finishing Maple / Zebrawood

04-07-2013 10:12 AM by seabiscuit68

Hello, I am finishing up a table / cabinet. It maple plywood for the box (...

1 04-07-2013 10:35 AM
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Finish for paneled walls

04-06-2013 04:00 AM by pumperdude

I put up some 1/4” underlayment on the walls of my shop for paneling.S...

1 04-07-2013 05:16 AM
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How to Finish Mopani (which is inlaid to oak)

04-06-2013 09:05 PM by Prizen

Hi Guys, I have inlaid a 3/8 ” wide strip of mopani wood into a 1...

1 04-07-2013 04:56 AM
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How to Finish a Cherry and Maple Step Stool

04-06-2013 06:02 PM by Zahnarzt

I am in the process of making a step stool with vertical cherry and horizonta...

8 04-07-2013 02:42 AM
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covering blemishes in epoxy top

04-06-2013 11:13 PM by Monte Pittman

I have a dull spot on an epoxy table top. Is there any finish I can put on it...

1 04-06-2013 11:54 PM
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Sandpaper Sources

04-05-2013 11:10 PM by ralbuck

I need to find an economical source for good sandpaer. Just normal, standard ...

13 04-06-2013 06:09 PM
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Scared of finishing..

04-05-2013 04:53 PM by 6t5Goat

So.. I’m a bit scared of finishing.. I’ve got three projects co...

14 04-06-2013 01:53 PM
View Blackie_'s profile

I need help with a finsh for Maple that won't amber it or change it's color.

04-04-2013 11:03 PM by Blackie_

Hi fellow LJ’s I am working on a nice white maple project and in order ...

21 04-06-2013 04:22 AM

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