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  - Ken Sharp - Goodreads

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


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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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