This book is both a lavishly illustrated introduction to the background, techniques and instructional manual. The heart of the book comprises a 25 project course in every decorative technique from decorative construction to finishing.
Wood magazine, the most trusted source, answers every woodworker's question: "how do I finish my project?” A compilation of the magazine's finest articles on the subjects of varnishes, solvents, oils, and paints covers everything from basic preparation to pros' personal favorite finishes.
Instructing woodworkers on how to choose, prepare, and apply wood finishes, this reference provides expert opinions with easy-to-follow steps on how to minimize costly mistakes and ensure beautiful surfaces.
A professional looking finish is the dream of most woodworkers. One way to achieve it is through modern spray finishing. Recent improvements in the equipment and widespread adoption have lowered costs making this technique widely available. But there is little information apart from magazine articles and our 1996 book.
As the demand for cleaner, safer, and more environmentally friendly finishing products increases, more woodworkers are turning to water-based finishes. This informative book is the only thorough treatment of water-based finishes. It will help woodworkers achieve superb finishes safely and quickly.