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  1. Finish for tea tray to hold up to hot liquids

    Wood Finishing
    Hey, new here, not new to woodworking. I've made some furniture and have average hobbyist skills. I want to make a draining tea tray like the one pictured. Mine will probably look different, but this is just to show you what I'm talking about. The idea is that making tea with certain pots can...
  2. Water based Spar Urethane last coat buffing

    Wood Finishing
    Good day folks......I'm working on a 36" round wood table top. I have stained it with Minwax water based stain. Applied 6 coats of Minwax water based Clear Satin Spar Urethane-then the last coat is-one coat of water based Clear Gloss Spar Urethane. It looks really nice and smooth and glossy and...
  3. Rain Barrel Stand and Installation

    Project Showcase
    Build Instructions: http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Barrel-Stand-and-Installation/ Video of Build https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvSJxXqfP68 The purpose of a rain barrel is to catch rainwater from a downspout and store it for future use. The United States Environmental Protection...
  4. Weird Refinishing water stain problem

    Wood Finishing
    I'm working on an old dining/library table that was pretty beat up when i bought it. I've finished the bottom with no major issues, and I began the last area - the top surface. I sanded the entire top down to the wood, which removed all of the old finish and all old stains (light and dark). I...
  5. Wet spots on tree round after removing finish.

    Wood Finishing
    Hello. This is my first post. Please let me know if this thread is in the wrong place. I have a question about a redwood (I think) slice I picked up from the flea market. This is a round that's about 4" thick and roughly 30" average diameter. I plan on making this into a coffee table, to be...
  6. wb sanding sealer over poly?

    Wood Finishing
    I am going to freshen up my kitchen cabinets. I don't know what kind of finish they have on them but I think it is a polyurethane but not sure if water based or solvent based. My plan is to sand them with 320 grit. The sanding is not taking the enitre old top coat off because of hard to get...
  7. Pls Help. Putting old doors outside in the woods as sculptures

    Wood Finishing
    Hi, I'm a newbie here. I have some uniquely painted old wooden doors that I'm thinking about using outside as eclectic art pieces in a woodsy part of our property. I might bury them in the ground partially or lean them against trees. What can I use to protect them from the wet ground and...