Understanding Wood Finishing: How to Select and Apply the Right Finish

Understanding Wood Finishing: How to Select and Apply the Right Finish

by Bob Flexner


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565235663
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 91,911
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Why Finish Wood, Anyway?

Chapter 2: Preparing the Wood Surface

Chapter 3: Tools for Applying Finishes

Chapter 4: Staining Wood

Chapter 5: Oil Finishes

Chapter 6: Wax Finishes

Chapter 7: Filling the Pores

Chapter 8: Introduction to Film Finishes

Chapter 9: Shellac

Chapter 10: Lacquer

Chapter 11: Varnish

Chapter 12: Two-Part Finishes

Chapter 13: Water-Based Finishes

Chapter 14: Choosing a Finish

Chapter 15: Advanced Coloring Techniques

Chapter 16: Finishing the Finish

Chapter 17: Finishing Different Woods

Chapter 18: Caring for the Finish

Chapter 19: Repairing Finishes

Chapter 20: Exterior Finishes

Chapter 21: Removing Finishes


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