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  1. 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...
  2. Wood Finishing
    My thanks to all of you for your help with us DIYers. I am currently having a problem with finding the best way to remove the polyurethane from a couple of stair steps and the lightening of the shade of one of the stained step. The poly is Dura Seal water based – matte. The steps were...
  3. Wood Finishing
    I am restoring a quartersawn oak file cabinet that I bought at an antique mall. It was painted bright pink when I bought it and I now have it stripped and sanded down with 220. As you can see in the picture, one of the removable side panels has been stained previously and this is where my...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hey guys about a year ago I bought a very old (1930s -1940s) Bar from an old man for $100 bucks! The bar was salvaged out of an old saloon and had been sitting in this old mans shop for the last 60 years or so. I already had a fairly nice bar that I had built in my house made of Oak. The antique...
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