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    We have a 1940's / 1950's home in the Southern California mountains with beautiful birch thick paneling. It has an amber sort of tint, but you can see all of the wood grain (see photo). We had water damage so part of the panel was removed and a custom-made birch panel will be installed. But we...
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    Hi there, I recently applied the final coat of polyurethane on a tabletop for a customer and wasn't happy with how it came out (lots of brush marks, way too thick application, I should have known better...) so I sanded the whole thing with an orbital sander (220 grit) and reapplied the poly...
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    I am hoping someone could give some advice on clear coating various types of wood such as maple, alder, and mahogany that have had thin copper inlays added to them. The inlays are very thin and the wood has been routed so they sit flush with the wood's surface. I am hoping there is a product...
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    Hi Everybody there! I'm a new to wood finishing trends! I am trying to reclaim Teak Wood from left over pieces which are generally non uniform in color (white to yellowish brown mixture of colors since origin is not controlled single source). Could you plz advise me how to achieve uniform...
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    Ok, here's my situation.... I have a ton (!) of awesome wood detail in my home, including molding, pocket doors and mantels. If I was going to live here forever, I'd take my time to restore it the proper way (don't even know what that it is). However, I'm putting the house on the market by...
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    I applied an oil based Walnut stain on a Maple end table. The legs absorbed the stain well, but the top is much lighter and blotchy. I'm thinking of trying a Lee Valley aniline stain/dye, next. Will I need to sand all the previous stain off to get it to absorb? -any other suggestions?? Sandy
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