Understanding Wood Finishing: How to Select and Apply the Right Finish (Fox Chapel Publishing) Practical, Comprehensive Guide; Over 300 Color Photos and 40 Reference Tables & Troubleshooting Guides

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Take the mystery out of wood finishing! Inside you will find:

  • The latest technical updates on materials and techniques—from spray guns to French polishing
  • Detailed instructions and explanations that take the mystery out of the science
  • Over 300 color photos that help you distinguish between products, make decisions, and solve problems
  • More than 40 must-have reference tables and troubleshooting guides
  • Chapters on everything wood finishing, including:
    • Preparing the wood
    • Tools for applying finishes
    • Staining wood
    • Oil and wax finishes
    • Filling the pores
    • Film finishes, shellac, lacquer, varnish, two-part, and water-based finishes
    • How to choose the best finish
    • Advanced coloring techniques
    • Finishing different types of wood
    • Finish care & repair
    • Exterior finishes
    • Removing finishes

For more than 18 years, Bob Flexner has been inspiring woodworkers with his writings and teachings on wood finishing. Now, from this talented author comes the long-awaited and completely updated second edition hardcover of Understanding Wood Finishing—the most practical, comprehensive book on finishing ever published.

The first edition of Understanding Wood Finishing is widely regarded as the bible of wood finishing. "We use Understanding Wood Finishing as the textbook for our students training to go into the furniture industry," says David Miles, wood technology professor at Pittsburg State University. "It's the best written, most accurate, and most thorough wood finishing book in print—by far."

With its clear writing and engaging style, this is "without a doubt the best researched, most authoritative, and easy-to-follow book on the subject," notes Steve Shanesy, Popular Woodworking magazine editor.

As professional finishers know and as amateurs will surely realize, "finishing is easy once you know what you are doing," says Frank Klausz, a professional cabinetmaker. "Understanding Wood Finishing makes the science of finishing understandable."

How do you overcome the dual realities that you can't master finishing by trial and error unless you practice every day, and you can't rely on what you are being told by the manufacturers or even in third-party books and pamphlets? You do it by learning what the products are, how they work, and what they can be expected to accomplish!

You don't need to go back to the original chemistry to do this because it's already done for you in Understanding Wood Finishing. This second edition benefits from a decade of refining and adding to the information author Bob Flexner first presented.

With clear language and an easy-to-understand style, this detailed, practical, and comprehensive book will teach you everything you will ever need to know about wood finishing!

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Take the Mystery out of Wood Finishing

For more than 18 years, Bob Flexner has been inspiring woodworkers with his writings and teachings on wood finishing. Now, from this best-selling author comes the long-awaited and completely updated second edition of Understanding Wood Finishing—the most practical, comprehensive book on finishing ever published.

The first edition of Understanding Wood Finishing has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and is widely regarded as the bible of wood finishing. "We use Understanding Wood Finishing as the textbook for our students training to go into the furniture industry," says David Miles, wood technology professor at Pittsburg State University. "It's the best written, most accurate, and most thorough wood finishing book in print—by far."

Inside you will find:

  • The latest technical updates on materials and techniques—from spray guns to French polishing
  • Detailed instructions and explanations that take the mystery out of the science
  • More than 300 color photos that help you distinguish between products, make decisions, and solve problems
  • More than 40 must-have reference tables and troubleshooting guides

With its clear writing and engaging style, this is "without a doubt the best researched, most authoritative, and easy-to-follow book on the subject," notes Steve Shanesy, Popular Woodworking magazine editor.

As professional finishers know and as amateurs will surely realize, "finishing is easy once you know what you are doing," says Frank Klausz, a professional cabinetmaker. "Understanding Wood Finishing makes the science of finishing understandable."

About the Author:

Before beginning his writing and teaching career, Bob Flexner spent 20 years running a woodworking and restoration shop. In addition to writing the first edition of Understanding Wood Finishing, Bob has made two award-winning videos, hosted The Furniture Workshop, his own call-in radio show, and taught several hundred workshops and seminars. In addition, he has written more than 300 articles and edited the leading magazine dedicated to the professional furniture-restoration trade.

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