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Top 100 Finishing Projects

  1. 31. Finishing Drywall: Tape and Joint Compound

    DIY Network has instructions on how to apply tape and joint compound to drywall.

  2. 32. Carved Caricatures-Firefighter (00:20:00)

    Peter demos how to carve a caricature with character - a NYC firefighter.

  3. 33. Photo Gallery: Painting Problem Solvers

    DIYNetwork.com shows photos illustrating steps for removing paint drips, hiding a stain on a painted wall, smoothing a gritty finish, r...

  4. 34. Fantastic Finishes Part 1 (03:41)

    After a few finishing details, the Blog Cabin is ready for its new owner.

  5. 35. How to Build a Distressed-Finish Bench

    A distressed look gives a country feel to this bench. Learn how to add your own distressed finish to a bench.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 36. How To Gild a Frame

    Restoration-quality gold leafing is a time-consuming process. The stages of restoration include gesso finish, bole finish, gold-leaf ap...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 37. Fantastic Finishes Part 4 (03:16)

    After a few finishing details, the Blog Cabin is ready for its new owner.

  8. 38. Bathrooms That Rock Shower 3 (04:07)

    The cabin bathrooms get their finishing touches, including a power shower.

  9. 39. Choosing a Finish

    DIY experts offer advice on how to pick out a proper wood finish.

  10. 40. How to Distress an Ivory Headboard

    A distressed ivory finish on this headboard helps give this bedroom suite some style.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  11. 41. Watercolor Finishes for Wood (03:55)

    Add more life and interest to your wood carving with watercolor paint.

  12. 42. Clarke EZ-8 Drum Sander (01:18)

    The Clarke EZ-8 is easy enough for the most inexperienced DIYer to use.

  13. 43. Bear Head Sculpting (00:20:00)

    Jim demos how to carve a bear head out of a 2-inch block of basswood.

  14. 44. JacPac (00:01:05)

    Check out this portable nail gun system that makes home improvement easier.

  15. 45. Decorative Paint Technique: Distressing Instructions

    Distressing is the modern approach to creating a timeless treasure.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate

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