Practical Hints for Furniture Men (Classic Reprint)

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Finishing is the process of applying to the surface of wood a thin coating of varnish or other substance, to render it durable, enhance its beauty or change its appearance. There are numerous methods of finishing, and a variety of materials are used; the varieties of varnish being the principal. The distinctive qualities of these varieties are treated under the article Varnishes.

In their natural state all woods are more or less porous, consisting of bundles of hard fibres, with interstices filled with a softer substance. These constitute the grain, and as the hard or soft parts predominate the wood is said to be hard, fine, or close-grained, or soft and open-grained. To fill these softer parts, or pores, and give to the whole an even, uniform surface, hard, and capable of a brilliant polish, is the object of the finishers' art. This hard, firm surface was formerly gained by the successive application of several coats of varnish, at least three preliminary coats being required to fill the pores; the inequalities were then reduced by fine sand or glass-paper, and several additional coats laid on, the last, after becoming thoroughly hard, being polished if desired. In this operation, however, a great quantity of varnish is absorbed by the open pores of the wood, and it is consequently so expensive that it is now seldom used. Recourse is therefore had to various plans to render the wood non-absorbent before applying varnishes, and certain compounds called fillers are largely used for this purpose.

The Processes. - Finishing, although comprehending many minute sub-divisions, may be divided into four principal processes, i.e, Filling, Varnishing, Rubbing, and Flowing, Polishing, &c.

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