The Weekend Refinisher

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9780345358660: The Weekend Refinisher

Bruce Johnson, author of the COUNTRY LIVING Column, "Antiques Across America," draws on ten years of professional refinishing experience to show you all the shortcuts and tricks of the trade. All you need are a few common hand tools and household supplies. Packed with charts, tables, step-by-step instructions, and easy-to-follow illustrations, inside you'll find the confidence you need to tackle any piece.

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Anyone eager to restore a cherished piece of furniture will welcome this readable and informative guide. Comprehensive, jargon-free instructions demystify the refinishing process. Johnson, former owner of a refinishing shop, covers typical situations encountered by do-it-yourselfers: ventilation problems in basement workshops, selecting suitable tools and removing scratches or wax buildup. Even the experienced refinisher will save time and effort with Johnson's commonsensical tips. The chapter on repairing furniture gives straightforward directions for fixing such difficulties as broken drawers. Particularly useful is Johnson's advice on choosing the appropriate finish for a project. Detailed illustrations accompany descriptions of complex techniques, such as repairing chair-back supports. Also included are a list of mail-order sources for supplies and a glossary of woodworking terms.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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