The Furniture Doctor: A Guide to the Care, Repair & Refinishing of Furniture

The Furniture Doctor: A Guide to the Care, Repair & Refinishing of Furniture

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by George Grotz
     
 

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The best-selling guide to keeping furniture in the finest and most beautiful condition, with complete information on proper repair and refinishing techniques from the legendary expert on antiques and their restoration.

B & W photographs throughout

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The best-selling guide to keeping furniture in the finest and most beautiful condition, with complete information on proper repair and refinishing techniques from the legendary expert on antiques and their restoration.

B & W photographs throughout

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385266703
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/1989
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,180,900
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.85(d)

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The Furniture Doctor: A Guide to the Care, Repair & Refinishing of Furniture 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not what I expected. I needed more "how to fill a hole," and not a history lesson.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. The good doctor demystifies and debunks a lot of theories concerning refinishing furniture. The book is enjoyable even if you don't do your own refinishing. It covers a wide range of topics, from refinishing to finishes to the properties of various woods. Mr. Grotz is not at all shy about saying what he thinks of each wood. At one time I wanted to refinish my solid maple drop leaf dining room table, but was disheartened when I read the instructions printed on stripping materials (not to mention the expense). Then one day, while wandering around a used bookstore, I happened upon The Furniture Doctor. I grabbed it thinking it would be a good gift for one of my brothers, who makes furniture, until I started reading it. Needless to say he will finally get his own copy now that it's available in paperback. By the way, it took less than five hours to strip the varnish from my table following Mr. Grotz's instructions.