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Understanding wood finishing : how to select and apply the right finish

Author: Bob Flexner
Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents detailed information and instructions on each component of the wood finishing process, providing practical tips and dispelling myths on such topics as shellac, lacquer, varnish, water-based finishes, strippers, staining wood, filling the pores, caring for finishes, and finishing different woods.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Flexner
ISBN: 0762101911 9780762101917
OCLC Number: 40707114
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 310 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Safety 1 --
Chapter 1 Why Finish Wood, Anyway? 2 --
Chapter 2 Preparing the Wood Surface 8 --
Chapter 3 Tools for Applying Finishes 34 --
Chapter 4 Oil Finishes 48 --
Chapter 5 Staining Wood 72 --
Chapter 6 Filling the Pores 118 --
Chapter 7 Introduction to Film Finishes 130 --
Chapter 8 Shellac 144 --
Chapter 9 Lacquer 160 --
Chapter 10 Varnish 172 --
Chapter 11 Water-Based Finishes 184 --
Chapter 12 Conversion Finishes 194 --
Chapter 13 Choosing a Finish 198 --
Chapter 14 Finishing the Finish 210 --
Chapter 15 Caring for the Finish 224 --
Chapter 16 Repairing Finishes 238 --
Chapter 17 Finishing Different Woods 256 --
Chapter 18 Strippers 288.
Responsibility: Bob Flexner.

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Presents detailed information and instructions on each component of the wood finishing process, providing practical tips and dispelling myths on such topics as shellac, lacquer, varnish, water-based finishes, strippers, staining wood, filling the pores, caring for finishes, and finishing different woods.

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