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Understanding Wood Finishing, 3rd Revised Edition: How to Select and Apply the Right Finish (Hardcover)

Practical & Comprehensive; 350 Photos, 40 Reference Tables & Troubleshooting Guides

Author - Bob Flexner
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For decades, Bob Flexner has been inspiring and informing woodworkers with his writings and teachings on wood finishing.

Nicknamed the “Bible” of wood finishing, Understanding Wood Finishing is a best-selling, easy-to-understand resource that teaches readers everything they need to know, from preparing and staining wood to different types of wood finishes, coloring techniques, filling pores, removing finishes, and more. This newly updated edition features current information on solvents and other chemicals that abide by both state and national law.

Take the mystery out of wood finishing!
  • Over 350 color photos that help you distinguish between products, make decisions, and solve problems
  • Over 40 reference tables and troubleshooting guides
  • 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
  • Oil finishes, wax finishes, film finishes, shellac, lacquer, varnish, two-part, water-based, and more are each covered in detail

This best-selling resource on wood finishing has long been admired by wood technology professors, magazine editors, professional cabinetmakers, and other industry leaders since its original publication.

Nicknamed the “Bible” of wood finishing for its comprehensive and accurate information on the subject, Understanding Wood Finishing offers the latest technical updates on materials and techniques, detailed instructions and explanations, and over 40 reference tables and troubleshooting guides. Readers will learn everything they need to know, from preparing and staining wood to different types of wood finishes, coloring techniques, filling pores, removing finishes, and more. This newly updated edition features current information on solvents and other chemicals that abide by both state and national law. Best-selling author Bob Flexner has been inspiring and informing woodworkers with his writings and teaching for more than 20 years.

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 350 color photographs that help you distinguish between products, make decisions, and solve problems
  • More than 40 must-have reference tables and troubleshooting guides
  • Updated information on strippers and solvents no longer considered safe
  • Discover finishing with soap—a fun and chemical-free way to finish furniture and small items
  • New information on matching colors and dating finishes
  • And more!
More Information
Weight 1.740000
Pages 320
Size 8.5" X 11"
Author Bob Flexner
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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.

An easy and authoritative read, Flexner’s book is the Bible of wood finishing. Dave Campbell, WOOD® magazine
In Understanding Wood Finishing, professional finisher Bob Flexner demystifies the art [of finishing] by explaining the “hows” and “whys.” WOODCRAFT® magazine