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  1. Wood Finishing
    Hi all! I'm new to woodworking/refinishing and was hoping to learn from the collective about selecting an appropriate finish. I purchased a mango wood dining set and want to change the color to something darker. The table/chairs/bench were previously treated with a lacquer coat that was topped...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm refinishing an oak table that sat in a garage for a while. Unfortunately, while in the garage someone decided to cut some stuff using a razor on top of the table. I have already stripped the old finish off and sanded down the table, but the cut marks are there. I don't want to leave a...
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm refinishing a wood slab table that I bought from someone on Craigslist. The slab itself was coated with some awful opaque varnish that hid the beautiful grain of the wood (I think it's redwood but could be wrong -- the bare wood has a reddish tinge that doesn't come through in the photo)...
  4. Design & Plans
    I am in-between jobs and I need a little extra money so I really need to make my investment worth it... I purchased 2 tables and 2 bookshelves for less than $100 and I am going to try and re-do them so that I can sell them and (hopefully) make a profit! I came across this board and thought that...
  5. Wood Finishing
    Let me preface this by saying I know very little about woodworking and finishing. I have been reading and learning for some time about how to refinish my table, as a project to start learning about this sort of thing. However, the more I read and the more I learn about the table itself, the more...
  6. Wood Finishing
    Hi, I'm a newbie so I apologize if I do not get the terms quite right. I am refinishing a table and after stripping and sanding, have painted it with a high-gloss latex paint (I know, a soft paint isn't quite the best idea for a kitchen table). My problem is that I used a water-based...
  7. Wood Finishing
    Hi, First project post! Hopefully, there will be many more. My Christmas vacation is coming up and my wife is creating the "honey do" list carefully ensuring I have something to do every day of the Christmas break! I happen to work for a University and those breaks are nice! Anyway, my wife...
  8. Wood Finishing
    I am re-finishing a pine table, I have removed the original finish using paint stripper. To make the colour even I bleached the bare wood using laundry bleach and then neutralised the surface with a weak acid (distilled vinegar). I left the wood overnight and on return found the surface covered...
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