Understanding Wood Finishing

Understanding 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.

 

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Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing

The art of finishing is best learned with complete, visual step-by-step instructions - and that is exactly what Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing offers you. Detailed process photography demystifies the process of finishing -- and you'll get the finish you want for all your projects. Jeff Jewitt, a world-renowned wood finisher, provides an in-depth coverage of tools and materials and covers all of the key processes. You'll learn about everything from surface preparation to color matching. Especially valuable is the coverage of advanced and special techniques, not usually covered in general finishing books, including detailed information on adjusting color, disguising defects, toning, glazing, spray finishing and rubbing out a finish. This comprehensive finishing reference is the most complete and detailed book on the subject - and you will find it incredibly valuable no matter what your skill level.

 

  • Covers all the modern and traditional techniques for coloring and finishing wood.
  • Organized for quick access, makes it easy to find each technique.
  • Features over 850 photos and drawings that illustrate the methods
  • Covers sanding and surface preparation, staining and applying topcoats, and final polishing.
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Foolproof Wood Finishing

This is the essential guide for everyone who loves to build but hates to finish. Expert finishing instructor Teri Masaschi takes the mystery out of finishing, and helps you to avoid costly and frustrating mistakes. She shows how to choose, use, and apply the perfect finish in Foolproof Wood Finishing, Revised Edition. You'll learn step-by-step as you work your way through 51 proven and easy-to-follow finishing exercises. Discover how to determine the best finish for your project, prepare wood, fix minor defects, avoid uneven results, and circumvent common wood-coloring pitfalls. Also included are 23 "recipes" for creating timeless looks such as deep antique cherry and nut brown mahogany. To keep things from getting too serious, you'll get a laugh from amusing anecdotes culled from the author's many years of finishing experience. If you've ever wanted the secrets to stress-free, successful finishing, this refreshing guide is a must-have for your bookshelf.

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Foolproof Wood Finishing
The Complete Guide for Those Who Love to Build and Hate to Finish

 

 

Foolproof Wood Finishing

Popular finishing expert and instructor takes the guesswork out of getting the perfect finish

After building a fine piece of furniture, it’s no wonder many woodworkers find themselves hesitant to complete their piece – the fear of a finishing mistake can be paralyzing. As one of the most popular finishing instructors at woodworking schools across the country, Teri Masaschi knows all about this – and it’s why she’s written

Full of color photos and clear instructions, keeps it simple -- it’s an easy-to-follow guide that simplifies how to choose, use and apply the perfect finish. Offering the ideal antidote to finishing anxiety, the author notes, “Other wood finishing books try to cover the entire subject with all of the “why’s” and “what for’s”. This book is about the process. Period.”

In step-by-step exercises that reflect the author’s approachable style, readers will learn everything they need to know to successfully finish a project: how to determine the best finish, to properly prepare wood with sanding techniques, to fix minor wood defects, to apply decorative techniques such as glazing and color laying, to properly brush on urethanes and varnishes and, most importantly, how avoid common pitfalls.

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Finishes and Finishing Techniques

Finishes and Finishing Techniques

A Variety of Methods You Can Put to Use

A good finish can make a mediocre job look great; a bad finish will make a perfect piece of woodworking seem lifeless. In these 40 articles from Fine Woodworking magazine, you'll learn about five broad topics: basic finishing techniques, using major categories of finishes, special finishes, new finishing materials and solving finishing problems.

 

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Refinishing Furniture Made Simple Book /DVD Set

Refinishing Furniture Made Simple Book /DVD Set

Old furniture, whether a treasured heirloom or consignment shop find, is often better made than anything that can be bought today. So, why let damaged finishes detract from a beautiful piece when you can repair or refinish it in a way that preserves the piece and makes it look as good as new? Author Jeff Jewitt, a professional refinisher with over 30 years’ experience, shares his tricks, shortcuts, and tools of the trade in Refinishing Furniture Made Simple, an easy-to-follow book/DVD set that is sure to fly off the shelves.

 

Weekend refinishers as well as professional woodworkers will benefit from the insider tips on how to evaluate the condition of a piece to decide the best strategy for rejuvenating it, repair and revive finishes to enhance their beauty while preserving their patina, and match an old finish for a seamless look.

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Hand-Applied Finishes

Hand-Applied Finishes

A well-applied finish can add the crowning touch to any piece of furniture, yet finishing is a skill that many woodworkers find difficult to master. Most people erroneously assume that flawless finishes have to be sprayed on or that there's some trick to achieving perfect results. The truth is that superb finishes have been produced for years using simple tools like brushes and pads. This book takes you through the steps necessary to apply finishing materials by hand, detailing each process, the materials used, and the correct technique.

 

You'll learn how to set up a safe and suitable working environment, how to prepare the surface of the wood for finishing, and how to choose the right stain to color the wood. At the core of the book are step-by-step techniques for six classic hand-applied finishes: shellac (including French polishing), oil, varnish, lacquer, water-based finish, and milk paint. Each technique is clearly and concisely explained, with many sharp photos and detailed drawings to accompany the text.

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French Polishing: Finishing and Restoring
Using Traditional Techniquest
by Derek Jones


French Polishing is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful ways to finish wood. This no-nonsense guide to the process of applying layers of shellac to create a rich, high-gloss surface includes all you need to know about French polishing, from choosing materials and setting up your workshop to preparing the surface and applying the finish. There is also a section on resolving common problems and a fully illustrated project showing, step-by-step, how to restore an existing finish.

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More Finishes and Finishing Techniques

More Finishes and Finishing Techniques

Broaden Your Finishing Repertoire

Varnish, shellac, lacquer, and paint all have their own strengths and their advocates. Of course, the trick is choosing the right finish and applying it correctly to a surface that has been properly prepared. That's what this collection of 30 articles from Fine Woodworking will help you do.

In addition to explaining how different finishes are applied, you'll learn how to remove finishes, how to mix and use stains and other wood colorants, and how to rub out a finish to perfection. In all, the articles will give you the confidence to broaden your finishing repertoire.

 

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Water-Based Finishes

Water-Based Finishes

Up-to-Date and Safe Application Methods

Water-based finishes are safe and environmentally friendly. Now that recent improvements have made their performance comparable to standard solvent-based finishes, they are fast becoming the finish of choice. Water-Based Finishes is the first book dedicated to using water-based finishes successfully. Professional woodworker Andy Charron explains how to choose the right finish and discusses the best methods to apply the finish for perfect results every time. This handy book also includes:

  • up-to-date information about the new generation of water-based finishes
  • how to choose the right finish for each application
  • advice about surface preparation
  • tips on application and topcoat finishing
  • in-depth information on dyes and stains
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Water-Based Finishes

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The New Wood Finishing Book by Michael Dresdner

The New Wood Finishing Book by Michael Dresdner

 

Anyone who finishes wood will want to own the updated & completely revised version of the highly acclaimed Wood
Finishing Book. With new, fullcolor photos and design, expanded information, and updates on technological advances in finishing, it's a must have reference.The focus is on finishes that woodworkers and finishers use.

 

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Wood Finishing Fixes

Wood Finishing Fixes

Product Name Finishing is one of the most popular and challenging woodworking topics. This accessible book by finishing pro Michael Dresdner uses a Q&A format to address the most commonly asked finishing questions in a logical way.

You'll find this book is long on solutions, not theory -- so it wont take hours to digest. You'll want to keep this essential guide on hand throughout the finishing process -- from sanding to final polish.

Discover answers to questions like these:

  • What finish should I use for a front door?
  • Do I need to sand between each coat when I'm finishing?
  • Can I lighten a stain that looks too dark?
  • How do I fix a dent that's too deep to sand out?
  • What finish is best for items that come in contact with food?
  • Can I use a foam brush to apply varnish and polyurethane?
  • How can I avoid drips and runs when I spray finish?
  • How do I get a uniform stain color on different color woods?
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Woodworkers Guide To Veneering Book

Woodworkers Guide To Veneering Book

With this resource from professional furniture-maker and veneer specialist Jonathan Benson, you’ll learn how to recreate the beauty of exotic wood with veneer and inlays. Step-by-step exercises will take you through all the techniques and culminate in four beautiful finished pieces: a dining room table, a wall mirror with shelf, a marquetry picture, and a parquetry design

 

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Wood Magazine Finishing Handbook


To finish woodworking projects properly, you have to understand wood and the countless different preparations used to color and protect it. How much wear will the surface receive? Will the finish create an effective seal against moisture? What kind of care will the wood require?

You'll find the experts' answers to all these questions and hundreds more—plus color charts, tables, photos, and diagrams—in this comprehensive handbook. Here are detailed instructions and helpful tips on preparing surfaces, from making invisible repairs and getting rid of glue spots to mixing slurries or working with commercial paste fillers.

When your wood is ready for staining, you'll want to consider the difference between a pigment and a dye, and between oil- and water-based stains. You'll weigh the pros and cons of applying your finish with a brush or sprayer, and then consider the advantages of a wipe-on finish. If you prefer brushes, learn the best way to use, clean, and store them—and find out why a more expensive brush is almost always worth the money.

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Spray Finishing Made Simple

Spray Finishing Made Simple

Woodworking finishes can make a good project great. Spray Finishing offers professional results far superior to brushing or other hand-applied methods. Now that home woodworkers have access to the specialized tools and finishing products that were once used only by professional finishers, all they need is direction.

Enter Jeff Jewitt, a well-known authority on finishing who combines his vast knowledge of the subject with the latest technology to produce this integrated book and DVD set, the first in Taunton's "Woodworking Made Simple" series. Jewitt explains how to choose equipment and demystifies the spray-finishing process.

Through this unique multimedia approach, which includes detailed step-by-step instructions, photos, and how-to video, readers learn where to safely spray finishes and how to troubleshoot and solve spray-finishing problems. Both the book and DVD cover a variety of spray systems, solvents, and waterborne finishing products.

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Success with Finishing
by Mark Cass

Success with Finishing by Mark Cass

Good finishing can be the key to a successful woodworking job, and fortunately it’s a task that anyone can master. All that’s required is simple equipment and a solid understanding of the basics—which this fully-illustrated guide, with 200 color photos and easy-to-follow instructions, provides. Whether you’re considering a full grain French polish or a quick and easy wipe-on, you’ll find advice here on what’s suitable for any particular piece. A general review features a technical description of each main finish and information on the best methods of application, while coverage of preparation encompasses everything from safety considerations to stripping the wood. The step-by-step projects include almost every imaginable style.

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Complete Woodfinishing
by Ian Hosker

Complete Woodfinishing by Ian Hosker

Complete and accessible, the guide simplifies daunting choices regarding proper finishes for various surfaces. Along with expert tips on finding the right finish for each job, comes a start-to-finish tour through the skills of power sanding, surface preparation, staining, bleaching, varnishing, coloring, using modern syn-thetic lacquers, and finishing turned works. Includes recipes for special finishes.

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