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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    I purchased a wood slab a month ago which has a persistent strong odor from the finish. It's not particularly unpleasant, but I'm concerned about the odors off gassing once I bring it in my house. I've tried exposing the wood to a fan for long periods of time, bring it outside in the sun, and...
  2. Wood Finishing
    Any thoughts on how to make this spot where I stripped the finish less noticeable? My window cleaner leaked on the table and I didn't notice. https://ibb.co/nb5zrPD
  3. General Woodworking Discussion
    I am working on a slab of wormy maple (for a coffee bar top) that is pretty punky and rotten in certain places. I am going to be finishing it with Arm-R-Seal and am worried about wasting a bunch that soaks deep into the punky parts of the grain. The slab has a lot of character (and filled epoxy...
  4. Wood Finishing
    I'm sure this question has been asked a million times, so forgive me for asking it again! I'm a newbie and wanted to know how to go about getting a nice matte finish for a wood dining room table. I have been playing around with minwax fast drying satin poly, but even that is a little shiny for...
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello community! I am a new member here and I hope to find value here as well as contribute some value. My first question is regarding wood stabilizers. Has anyone here used any of the products available on the market and what has been your experience with them? I have read numerous sales fluff...
  6. Wood Finishing
    Hi, this is my first post. I have an old growth redwood that's air dryed for several years. I really want to maintain the integrity and natural coloring of the wood, which will stay inside as a table runner. Would you recommend a non-poly marine finish, tung-oil and beeswax (combo), or...
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    I like to work with manzanita just make decorative pieces for around the house. Generally I just use various degrees of sandpaper and eventually several different steel wools. This produces a smooth "wax like" finish. I wondering if there are any waxes or oils that would protect the wood...
  8. Wood Finishing
    I'm doing some research to determine what product will help protect my new wooden gates. I have already added the dark burgundy stain to the gates. I just want to put a finish on it to protect the gates and color from sun and water damage for the longest period possible. I live in California...
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