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

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Reader's Digest, Jan 1, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 308 pages
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Taking the mystery out of wood finishing, this completely updated second edition includes the latest technical updates on materials and techniques—from spray guns to French polishing—with detailed step-by-step instructions and explanations. The most practical, comprehensive book on finishing ever published, this guide offers advice for troubleshooting, distinguishing different products, and suggestions for creating beautiful finishes.

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This is the best book I've read on wood finishing. The author goes into the chemistry behind all of the most common finishes without getting two deep into chemical theory. I feel much more confident ... Read full review

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This is a great book on wood finishing, the only downside is its age, Flexner has written more updated versions. One the other hand it's so inexpensive on the used book market you can't go wrong buying a copy. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Bob Flexner has written more than 300 articles on wood finishing, made two award-winning videos on repairing and refinishing furniture, hosted The Furniture Workshop—his own call-in radio show, and taught several hundred workshops and seminars. Before beginning his writing and teaching career, he spent 20 years running a woodworking and restoration shop. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

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