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  1. Wood Finishing
    Long sad story short, my husband and I refinished this table and while we were loading it he accidentally caught the corner of the truck bed. Needless to say we had to start all over. I did the same steps as the first time around but my stain is now much lighter and the chairs don't match. I'm...
  2. Wood Finishing
    Newbie here. I have had some experience with wood staining but not so much with gels. I recently had a window replaced with a door in my 1910 farmhouse. I even had to have the wood custom cut to match the existing belly-band moldings. I created several tests of the stain I wanted to use to...
  3. Wood Finishing
    First, I'm not a professional and I don't play one on TV. ;) I'm refinishing a dining set for a friend (paid!) and I'm staining the top, painting the rest. I stripped with Citristrip, used an after wash, and started sanding the leaves and that's when I realized the table top is veneer. It's...
  4. Wood Finishing
    Hello, I am new to this forum but really need some experienced help. I am refinishing a dining table and am experiencing a very uneven stain coverage. I have sanded down to bare wood and applied a conditioner but it appears that my wipe marks from wiping the access conditioner is coming through...
  5. Wood Finishing
    I've completed my drawers under my maple and mahogany workbench. It really came out nice. I used 3/4" MDF as the carcas and skinned it with maple ply and maple trim. I know that the finishing process brings it all together.....and this is where I struggle. I've been reading up and watching...
  6. Wood Finishing
    Hi all! I'm a novice working on a bookshelf made of poplar and I'm getting ready to finish it. I have been searching far and wide for the best finishing technique for this notoriously blotchy wood. At this point, I'd like to stain it (not paint it). I came across this excellent webpage where...
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