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