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What would cause wood filler to turn black when refinishing oak floor?

I was refinishing some old oak floors in rough condition, and troweled in Duraseal wood filler after a rough sand. Mostly, it worked fine, but in some places in one room, the filler turned dark or ...
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Can I hammer 25.4mm x 300mm oak dowels into a 25mm hole?

I bought the oak dowels supplied as 25mm x 300mm to fix through three oak sleepers total height 300mm. I then bought a 25mm auger bit. When I just checked the dowels with a calibrated digital caliper, ...
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How to apply Rubio Monocoat and Black Bison Wax to white oak

I love the look of black bison wax on oak as a way to really bring out the grain. (see example photo) Until now I've only used rubio monocoat as a finish. It's pretty much impossible to mess up and it ...
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Supplied PAR white oak, one plank has woodworm holes

I'm a novice woodworker. Ordered £2000 worth of PAR white oak online. One 2m plank of 144x45 has worm holes at 30cm from the end. When ordering I specified I would be cutting to 1m lengths but on ...
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Advice for retouching old oak/maple furniture at home [finish losses]

I am reframing a question from before as my requirements have changed. I have found a great old oak table and chair set which the neighbours wanted to get rid off. The table has a manufacturer label ...
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Can I touch up old oak chairs and tables using Howard's Restor-A-Finish?

I have found a great old oak table and chair set which the neighbours wanted to get rid off. It is well used but in good condition. The photo below shows the wear and tear the set has had over years (...
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Making red oak look more like white oak

I am planning an open wood staircase for new home in white oak and the cost is getting out of hand. The plan is to stain some parts dark and other parts light. I am wondering if I could use red oak ...
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Repair a crack on the side of an oak table

My oak table shows a split at the side of it. Is there a way I can address it? What would you do? I have plans of refinishing my oak table with a darker wood stain.
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How to remove a 25mm drill bit stuck in oak sleeper

Whilst pinning three layers of oak sleepers together with oak dowels, I have managed to get the 25mm diameter auger drill bit stuck. Is there any oil or lubricant that I can use to try and release the ...
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OAK Colour too dark on refinished clear aqua-Varithane gloss, 2nd vs 1st floor mismatch

I have resurfaced my 2nd oak floor and removed all dust but a sample stays far too dark compared to the 1st oak floor. It seems nothing will retain the pastel white oak shade on the 2nd floor as much ...
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Oak edge-glued panel desk small cracks along the pores

I bought a 210×65×3.8 cm oak countertop and attached metal legs to it to make a desk. It was unfinished, so I sanded it and applied 3 coats of shellac to the top and edges (with a light sanding after ...
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DIY "white wash" from thinning latex interior paint?

I'm looking to paint a red oak commission piece and the client asked about a "white wash" type finish instead of purely opaque white paint such that the grain shows through. I was wondering if there ...
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Painting deep grain in oak

I have some doors and millwork in white oak and have noticed that after we prime it, there are, here and there long thin crevices where the oak had some exceptionally deep grain and the oil-based ...
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Is Rubio Monocoat appropriate on red oak furniture?

I am making a bunk bed out of 8/4 red oak. It has very open grain/pores in some places and I'm concerned about my finish process. I'm basing my design on plans from the Wood Whisperer. He finished ...
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Fresh sawn oak sleepers deck

I'm planning to make a deck (~18m2) using oak railway half-sleepers (50mm thick, 200mm wide). They are fresh sawn, so they are pretty rough with splinters, etc. Is this a good idea at all? Can I sand ...
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Backing oak with fir in cabinetry

I saw some fancy oak paneling which included 14-foot quarter sawn boards and was told that under the paneling was base of fir boards and this was important to stabilize oak and without it the oak ...
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