Understanding Wood Finishing

Understanding Wood Finishing

How to Select and Apply the Right Finish

Book - 1994
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Now it's easier than ever for woodworkers to get a perfect finish on every project! This book dispels the myths about wood finishing and explains exactly how and why every finish behaves the way it does.
Publisher: Pleasantville, NY : Reader's Digest Association, 1994.
ISBN: 9780762101917
Characteristics: 310p. : ill. ; 28 cm.


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Dec 30, 2017

Beautiful paper, beautiful photos. Many tables, and step-by-steps. A lot of detailed information is given about the chemistry of products, and the structure of wood, which helps build a strong understanding.

Everywhere in the text are these callouts ("NOTE:", "CAUTION:", "MYTH VS FACT", "TIP"), and I find them very distracting. I wish the author had taken more time to massage those directly in the text instead. It breaks the flow of reading -- and forces you to re-read all the notes if you're tracing back your steps. Many different fonts and colors are used - 5 or 6, it's a bit all over the place. The tables are really big, but the fonts in them are larger than normal text, I don't know why that was necessary.

Too many large photos in my opinion -- many of them are not that useful (such as seeing the image of a beaker with some mixture in it, or a person pouring water into a pan), I'd rather have a smaller book that I can carry. The photos of wood grain and wood defects are very useful however.

pve Aug 22, 2011

Bible de la finition du bois. Pour savoir comment faire toutes les sortes de finitions, un must! Un seul bémol, pas de suggestions pour les instruments de musique.

May 06, 2010

Crappy. Get his 2005 Revised.

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