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  1. Design & Plans
    Hello all, i'm new to this site so I look forward to hearing from you. After working for years out of one bay in my garage I'm finally able to build a 'real' shop. I'm working with an architect now to finalize the plans. The dimensions will be 32' x 24' and I'm considering creating a 12' x 8'...
  2. Wood Finishing
    Please help: I am a beginner woodworker. I'm re-finishing a table, and am working the final sanding of my polyurethane layer. I've never finished anything before, so I of course gave myself the Google U. educational course. I have 5 layers of Minwax Wipe-on oil based poly (satin finish) on...
  3. Wood Finishing
    Hello all, I am finishing a semi-large slab of sycamore for a headboard. This is my first time with a finished "nice" project. I have the wood sanded up to 400 grit, and I vacuumed and tack-clothed the surface to remove dust. I have applied a slightly thinned layer of WB satin poly on the...
  4. Wood Finishing
    I wanted to make a head board out of aspen logs with the bark still on; however, I have never worked with this wood before and do not know how to treat the logs such that the aspen bark will not peel. Does anyone have any ideas to avoid this? I would be grateful for any suggestions.
  5. Wood Finishing
    Hi all, Novice here, making a bench of some rough timber and black iron pipe. Aiming for a rough look, but no splinters on the seat, so I sanded the beam down a bit but left crevices there. Stained the wood with a minwax polyshades (stain + polyurethane in one step to seal it a bit). Still...
  6. Wood Finishing
    Hello to the Forum, This is my first post. I'm a writer buiding a small studio in my back yard and am almost finished!! But, I'm held up trying to figure out how to finish the floor in the 120 square foot space. I've searched this site without finding the answers to my questions. The...
  7. Wood Finishing
    need quick advise! trying to help a friend get his restaurant open. I have about 70 raw beechwood chairs have been stained with thinned out laytex, which raised the grain some. Time is of the essense, so a lot of in between coats sanding is not going to happen, (plus there are a zillion surfaces...
  8. Wood Finishing
    I have some furniture I built ~15 yrs ago. The finsish I nitro. The pieces have been in a room with a lot of sun exposure and on the exposed surfaces, the finish has turned white/faded. I am assuming it is the finish and not the wood. What is the best way to repair this. I was wondering...
  9. Wood Finishing
    I have a dilema, The island top is ready for finish but I really don't want to be flipping this thing over to many times. It's 48x84x1.5 thick, with 60 laminations. So, my question is, Has anyone tried to use like titebond glue in an even thickness to "size" and seal the bottom of a tabletop...
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