Finishing Woodworking Projects

I have just gotten into woodworking projects and need to know the best way to finish my projects to get the best results (poly-coat, lacquer, etc.). Any types and techniques will help greatly!

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Pallet End Table

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Pallet Bar

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  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jul 28, 2018
    These are nice! My favorite sealer is a water based polycrylic from MinWax in a blue can.

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    • David Hays David Hays on Jul 29, 2018

      I will try it out and report back on how it went! Thank you so much for the information!!

  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on Jul 28, 2018

    Poly is notorious for yellowing over time. The finish would depend upon what the piece will be used for. I like to use this...

    • David Hays David Hays on Jul 28, 2018

      I’m using it for tables, bars, stands and things that people will be touching so I need a good, smooth coating. I do some wall art also, do you have a suggestion for that?

  • William William on Jul 30, 2018
    Beautiful work. Twenty plus years a woodworker. I have always used Minwax polycrylic. Water based, dries fast. Doesn't yellow. At least three coats. I use a quality foam brush. Not from the dollar store. They shred. No streaks, brush marks.

    • David Hays David Hays on Aug 02, 2018

      Thank you William! I put one coat of epoxy liquid glass on the bar top but still need to apply one more coat. For the rest of the bar I’ll try your method!!