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Do you finish inside surfaces? | MORE MINUTES


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    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    I really like your funky paint colours maybe one day you could go over your favourite paint colours and brands in a video! Cheers 🙂

  2. scott mclean

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Hy Steve, you mentioned if anyone has any project ideas. I really love the smart storage builds. things like really clever storage cabinets that open out and have hidden compartments, and cupboards / shelves for area that are really space restricted. can't find any on line

  3. Ayush g

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Since I just got done finishing my bed peices last night. I stained only the exposed/top areas But when i sealed, I sealed everything with polyurethane.. even the back, insides and undersides.

  4. Logan Cressler

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    I believe that finishing one side of the stock and not the other creates an opportunity for uneven expansion and contraction, which always happens seasonally. The side that is finished and protected will expand less than its opposite, which will create a cup or bow or crown, or could even lead to splits. At bare minimum you should finish the inside of drawers, as they are a very visible surface.

  5. Ian Johnson

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    A few people in the comments can't separate a professional task from a personal one.

  6. Jorge Rodriguez

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    maybe it's an "OCD" thing that of having to finish the inside of a cabinet…I think that if I open the door of one of those unfinished cabinets it would bug me a little if is unfinished….but not to the point of being a big deal. ..anywho… Steve, I am a beginner in this memo thingy (finishing my second proyect wich is a queen size. bed for my daughter, first one was a TV cabinet with shelves for my friends tv) I will love if you make a video about stains and finishes for my proyects and the different applications or purpose of each one…I'm trying min wax stain on my daughter's bed and I'm a little nervous about it. ..anyway thanks for you videos very helpful and fun to watch.

  7. Thomas Kerr

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    im the same way the exterior cabinet is painted or stained, i build a lot of benches n flowers boxes herb wooden pots they are done inside n out . i enjoy wayching your shows.

  8. Sachi Perez

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    I don't believe in god, but he/she can see it. Give it love.

  9. manuel gonzalez

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Steve I paint inside and out 'cos wood is better protected from humidity and dust

  10. Charles Maurice

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Hello Steve…
    Just a question : Why FRENCH cleat ? Why this name ?
    I am french and for this kind of cleat we don't heaven have a name ( as I know )
    We don't call it " accrocheur de chez nous " ( cleat from our country )

    So WHY this name ? I wonder since the first time… Just like French frie's… Frie's are Belgium , not French !

    So many strange words with no answers !


    Nota Bene : my Englisch his nott verry gooood becose I am Français 😉

  11. nantucketjeep

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    how about build a display cabnet for model cars

  12. greg eastman

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    hell ya I do an top bottom inside outside

  13. Ratdog 305

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    In most cases it depends on the project. Normally I wont stain an inside surface but will put some kind of sealer to make cleaning easier

  14. tom hilkert

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    It depends on if you care or not.  If you don't care,  no,  don't paint it.  If you do care,  how much do you care ?  If you care a little,   go over secondary surfaces with your kids left over broken crayons.  If you care a lot,   finish secondary surfaces with the appropriate stain/paint.

  15. Michael Wheeler

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    I love French errrrr Freedom Cleats. Simple, elegant and sturdy.

  16. aargh its Jesta

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    I rarely finish a project, let alone finish a finished project!

  17. chris Russell

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    If I were making a piece out of Mahogany I would probably finish everything. But, I deal mostly with reclaimed wood (lots of barn wood) and only finish what I deem necessary. Sometimes, finishing takes away from the project. Gotta love that old wood.

  18. wags99999

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    According to AWI specifications all wood must be balanced, including finishing.  If you apply latex to one side, apply the same to the other side.  If you apply laminate to one side, then it must be balanced with the same grade of laminate on the other side.  This is for casework.   If you apply veneer to one side the same type of veneer should be applied to the other side also.  All wood moves and absorbs moisture, it needs to be balanced to avoid those issues.   Also when you finish one side of a board and not the other, your taking a chance that the moisture (humidity in the air) will attack your finish from the backside and cause lifting.  Obviously on your own projects you can do whatever you wish, but, there is a reason the Architectural Woodworking Institute has standards.

  19. Lm701

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Can you talk about what screws you use the most and what you use them for? Thinking about really getting into woodworking mostly because of you. Would really like to make a living from it. Thank you.

  20. Brandon Griggs

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    if it is plywood I don't bother but if it is solid wood I put at least one coat of finish on the secondary surfaces. This is not so much to protect it but helps to keep the wood from bowing and twisting. This is especially important if using construction grade wood like 2×4's because they are practically soaking wet still when you buy them. If one side dries out faster than the other its going to get twisted.

  21. mike osier

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    What are your thoughts on staining parts before assembly ? Will this affect adhesion ?

  22. Erik22552

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    It depends for me, if the interior of a project is visible or exposed I say finish it.Kitchen cupboards, vanity's or drawer space I leave unfinished. I'll feel guilty about putting shelf paper people out of work otherwise. Linen closets I also finish unless cedar lined.

  23. Bryan Klein

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    On the subject of finishing (and I know this is a bit late and you may not get to it), I was wondering what your opinion of chalky paint is? Right now it's becoming very trendy, although more in the realm of re-finishing old furniture.

  24. Lee Haire

    September 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    As a professional cabinet maker/woodworker, I finish all the interior surfaces so the cherry edging I usually use on the shelves will pop and remain easier to clean. Kitchen cabinets are prone to loose food and the like so finishing is really kind of mandatory. My customers would not pay me I'm sure if I didn't.

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