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  1. Wood Finishing
    Couple of questions about a potential finishing sequence. I'm building a computer desk out of douglas fir, trying to replicate the distressed look from the top two photos. Bottom photo is the wood I'm dealing with (in real life it's more bland). I'd like to use mostly water-based products to...
  2. Wood Finishing
    I've had newly milled, old-growth doug fir recently installed around some door openings and as a couple small benches. I need to seal them and the carpenter recomended Watco teak oil. I like the application and matt finish of the teak oil but I don't like how red it looks. Can I stain the fir...
  3. Wood Finishing
    I have hard maple cabinets, replacing with new doors and staining, trying to get a dark, deep cherry/mahagony look. I have had a heck of a time getting even staining on hard maple. Per the company I had manufacture the doors, they said the use a pre-conditioner, followed by gel stain. The...
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