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07-10-2018 02:21 PM

Cedar Deck Finish Recommendations - 14 replies

I have a cedar deck that I put a stain/finish combo on and it hasn’t even been a year and it looks terrible. Can someone recommend a good finish for a cedar deck? I am more than fine with a clear coat version, it doesn’t have to be a combo stain/finish. Thanks!

01-20-2016 09:36 PM

Batten Cabinet Door Design - 3 replies

I’m doing modern/contemporary slab style solid wood cabinet doors. I already understand all the wood movement/warping issues and that you can use plywood, MDF, and veneer as an easier substrate for the doors.(Just trying to avoid 20 responses of other methods) That being said I’m still going to do solid wood doors. I am gluing ...

01-05-2016 07:02 PM

Hide Wall Cabinet Endgrain (Frameless) - 5 replies

So I am building some frameless cabinets for my kitchen and it seems unanimous that the verticals go the full length with the horizontals sandwiched in between. I know you hide all the face end grain with iron on or face frame solids but my question is how do you hide the end grain on the bottom of the wall cabinet? Please excuse my rudim...

12-06-2014 02:29 PM

Veneering Question - 16 replies

I am in the process of designing an extremely large “modern” style bed for a Cal. King mattress. I have access to tons of zebra wood and wanted to make the bed out of that, but then a co-worker presented a useful thought, why not construct out of plywood for stability and use thick veneer, thus saving lots of money and zebra wood. ...

07-26-2014 09:32 AM

Transfast homestead dye/topcoat compatibility - 1 reply

I am dying wood with the water based transfast dye powder, on their website it says “can be top coated with any finishing material”. Does anyone know if I can use a water based acrylic polyurethane or will that destroy and lift my dye. Do I have to seal with dewaxed shellac first?

07-23-2014 07:21 AM

Help me choose a lacquer! - 18 replies

Hey everyone, I have been mainly using polyurethane on all my projects but I want to transition to lacquer. Can anyone recommend me their favorite lacquer. I want one with good protection that won’t yellow. I am willing to get a spray system if need be. I hear that normal lacquer yellows easily and that CAB lacquer is pretty good. And I...

07-02-2014 12:05 PM

Achieving modern walnut look - 17 replies

Hi everyone, this is my first post on lumberjocks! I’m not sure if this belongs under finishing or design but here is my question. I am designing a tv stand and I want the wood/finish to be like the color of these pieces of furniture. They state they ...

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