Understanding Wood Finishing: How to Select and Apply the Right Finish

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Reader's Digest, 1999 - House & Home - 310 pages
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Presents detailed information and instructions on each component of the wood finishing process, providing practical tips and dispelling myths on such topics as shellac, lacquer, varnish, water-based finishes, strippers, staining wood, filling the pores, caring for finishes, and finishing different woods.

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User Review  - Ann Anderson - Goodreads

A great book for beginners and even for those with some experience. It's amazing how much chemistry is involved in wood finishing. Read full review

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User Review  - Cory - Goodreads

I finished reading this book cover to cover and found it not only fascinating (yup, I'm a nerd), but also necessary if you have any hope to finish wood. It is simply too confusing a topic with too much misinformation to be able to do it without the help of an expert. Read full review


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Donald Bain, Jessica Fletcher's longtime collaborator, is the writer of over eighty books, many of them bestsellers.

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