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  1. Wood Finishing
    Hello, I live in Thailand, and the only Shellac available is cut with methanol, which due to its toxicity, I opted to cut my own blend. I did 250g to 1 liter, which roughly equates to a 2# cut of shellac. This is my first time trying to do a seal coat. The project is a pine table that I've...
  2. Wood Finishing
    So I bought a house and it has an outdoor bar that was left unfinished by the previous owner. I asked him about it and he said it has a few coats of polyurethane on it but that's it. This may be a stupid question, but do I need to sand down and remove the polyurethane before I attempt to stain...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hey y’all. I’m staining a medallion dark walnut into a chair. Can I apply a natural stain over this or should I do something else? Thanks.
  4. Wood Finishing
    I'm looking to do a natural stain or oil on a slab of live edge wood. However I like the look I saw where the actual edge is almost black but not quite. The flat is a light natural tone. Question is how to achieve that dark tone without use of paint and still maintain the natural grain look. Any...
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    I had my interior doors dipped a couple years ago and have been gradually staining them (using gel stain and gel varnish). They don't look perfect, but I think they're really pretty (see first two pics). For my bathroom, the original door was long gone, so I purchased a painted door from a...
  6. Wood Finishing
    Howdy! I recently just finished carving a sign for a buddy to propose to his girlfriend and he wants me to stain around the letters but not stain in them. Does anyone have an easy and fast ways to get this done? I have thought about using tape but I do not think that it will keep the stain out...
  7. Wood Finishing
    So i built a coffee table from unfinished wooden crates. now i want to stain it black because black matches everything lol ive stained before, and ive done poly before. But it was always as a job where they say use this and go. so now i need to choose myself and i dont know. i see there is...
  8. Wood Finishing
    I need to create a black cerused piece of furniture. Using white oak. I need to color the oak as black as possible then apply a white liming wax to showcase the grain. I bought a minwax ebony stain and it just darkens the wood and only to a point.... I want it black! but what ever I use needs...
  9. Wood Finishing
    I recently sanded my hardwood oak floors down to bare wood. I applied a first coat of minwax oil based stain, wiping it up with rags after letting it sit for 5 minutes, and let it dry over night. Everything looked great. Applied a second coat in the same fashion the next day, wiping it up as...
  10. Wood Finishing
    To properly apply stain to casework and millwork the technique of laying everything out in the proper sequence when doing any coloring process is called waterfalling. Randomly applying stain to each piece will result in mismatched panels or doors and can be difficult to repair.
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