The Weekend Refinisher: How to Make the Most of Your Furniture-A Step-by-Step Guideby Bruce E. Johnson
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.
- Random House Publishing Group
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- 1st edition
- Product dimensions:
- 7.26(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.85(d)
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Think you're a refinisher because you've finished a few shelves and pieces of unfinished furniture? Think that how to books are strictly for reference? You are invited to share my education and read Bruce Johnson's book. A few line drawings and not one photo mean it is solid, useful information and a 'good read' as well. Should I restore that antique? How do I fix that scratch? What about all those scuff and other marks that are not really damage but detract so much from the pieces appearance? The 'weathering'? Before you reach for the stripper and sandpaper let the author hold your hand through the proper and easier procedures. I know I wish I had read this book long ago. Let Johnson entertain and enlighten you with his confessions of a beginning refinisher(many years ago) and his knowledge of antiques. This book is one of the last of the bargains left in this life. No kidding. It could keep you from doing some serious damage at most and save much effort at the minimum. Not the least, it could save you money. Other books may be more visually appealing with a multitude of useless color photos but, Johnson's book delivers. Think of it as an investment.