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  1. Avoiding Grain Reversal in Pine

    Wood Finishing
    I thought I'd post a half-brained idea as my first thread. Pine is notorious for its tendency to blotch and also that the grain reversal occurs when staining. This is because the lighter soft-grain part of the wood tends to absorb more readily than the darker grain. I wonder then, what were...
  2. Problem with blotchy redwood

    Wood Finishing
    Hi all- I've gotten tips on this great forum but this is my first post. I hope someone can help. Here is my project, and its challenge: 33 years ago, when I built my house, I installed T&G redwood as paneling in the dining room. I decided to just let the beautiful old-growth heartwood age...
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