Paul Davis
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Identification and maintenance of cutting board counter
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Because its a cutting board, you could scrape it with a razor blade, if any finish comes up, its finished. From the pictures it looks clearly unfinished. I also agree with one of the comments that ...

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Refinishing an "antique" storm door
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. . .what is the recommendation for finishing so we get a nice looking finish that is also nice and safe? As you mentioned in the original post, the key to a nice paint job on something like this is ...

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Transparent oil or other substance which does not darken wood
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Paste wax is a good alternative to oil and will darken wood a lot less than an oil will.

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Workbench out of plywood, will it deform significantly with humidity changes?
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Yes, this will be stable with humidity. Particle boards are much more susceptible to moisture damage. Plywood will be strong. If you're worried you can cover it with an appropriate paint which will ...

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Repurposing Round Dining Table
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Your table has a skirt, and round folding leaf tables typically do not. My first questions would be, is the skirt required for the structural integrity of the piece? If not, are you willing to remove ...

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Refinishing teak patio table
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A few years ago I had the chance to refinish a beautiful teak deck chair. Teak gets that grey color with age, and when you refinish it, a little of that grey actually looks beautiful. I think you ...

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How to refinish artificially textured surface?
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From the photos this looks like oak, and I think your just seeing the grain, i don't think its an artificially textured surface. If you are just refinishing the door / writing surface, you could ...

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Will waterproof toolbox prevent rust
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Yes, you should be able to open the tool box and get your tools out in the same condition you put them in. Silica packets are probably overkill, but they won't hurt.

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What finish would work for a bathroom basin table?
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It can be challenging to put a finish on top of the existing finish. Epoxy is very waterproof and sturdy. It's not exactly easy to work with, or brush on, but this would be a good application, at ...

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Clear coat over epoxy?
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Beautiful results. Absolutely, epoxy takes other finish very well, as it is completely inert once its hardened. That looks great by the way. I have used spar varnish on top of epoxy for a boat ...

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waterproof an outdoor lettered sign
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If you want it to be bullet proof, surfboard epoxy will definitely waterproof it, and it will last for many many years. I've epoxied a 14 foot mahogany wood boat. You have to work in small batches, as ...

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Making wood filler? - Pine + Glue
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There is no reason to worry about a ratio, I suggest mixing it until its pasty, and it won't run.

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Blotching like you've never seen before!
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Before buying a new door I would try to wipe the stain with its intended solvent and try to even out the door. The thinking here is that by rubbing the area door with mineral spirits (Old Masters is ...

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Finishing California redwood for a bed frame?
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I suggest the wax! I think it looks best, and it provides enough protection. Redwood used to be commonly used for outdoor building projects that would be exposed to water because it is durable - at ...

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How can I seal/stain white cedar to make look similar to its original light color?
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I would be inclined to suggest experimenting with Mineral Oil - its a nice clear oil, it will darken some, but I do not know how much. Otherwise you could try a clear deck sealer, like Thompson's ...

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how to re-adhere veneer before refinishing
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Carefully apply wood glue with a brush so that it gets under all of the lifting veneer. Then you want some plastic wrap on top, and a wide piece of plywood to clamp to the piece so that it squeezed ...

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Sealing a Stained Poplar Bed Frame
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Is there a way to maintain this kind of raw wood look and still seal the wood from damage? Yes, think of cutting boards, those are raw wood, and they can be maintained, while being exposed to ...

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How to freshen wooden box
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I have refinished a lot of furniture, and I think a nice risk free place to start with a piece like that is to polish it with mineral oil. Mineral oil is safe, good for wood, and has no odor. With ...

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Repairing small crack in cutting board
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That looks like a very small crack. Of all the options I like epoxy best. I would suggest using a razor blade to clean the inside of the crack. You will likely widen it a hair by doing this, but it'...

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