Complete Guide to Wood Finishes

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Simon & Schuster, May 7, 1993 - House & Home - 176 pages
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This clear, concise, and visually stunning book is the only reference guide you'll need to create the perfect wood finish every time. Whether you are restoring an antique jewelry box, shellacking a brand-new table, or sanding down your living room walls, The Complete Guide to Wood Finishes is the essential tool for professional and beginning craftspersons alike. In this complete resource you will find easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for everything from preparation -- stripping and bleaching -- to simple stains and varnishes; from french polishing and oiling to ornate decorative styles; as well as marbling and stenciling. State-of-the-art information on modern spray techniques, health and safety hints, tips on the dos and don'ts of specific woods, as well as advice for correcting common mistakes are also included. A fully illustrated directory of woods plus sections on how to fix defects such as blisters and bruises, and the care and maintenance of materials ensure professional-looking, customized wood finishes on walls, ceilings, and furniture every time.

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User Review  - WendyMcP - Goodreads

Thorough and in-depth. Plenty of explanations of why different stains, dyes or paints work the way they do, including reactions of the wood grains. Clear color photos on every page. Extensive index. This will answer most all questions I'll have about finishing. Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
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Basic tools and Powered sanders 1819
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Scrapers 1617
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Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Derrick Crump, trained as a furniture maker, has spent all his working life dealing with wood. An experienced restorer and craftsman, he now lectures on wood finishing at a London college.

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