Synopses & Reviews
This book takes you through the steps necessary to apply finishing materials by hand, detailing each process, the materials used, and the correct technique. You'll learn how to set up a safe and suitable working environment, how to prepare the surface of the wood for finishing, and how to choose the right stain to color the wood. At the core of the book are step-by-step techniques for six classic hand-applied finishes: shellac (including French polishing), oil, varnish, lacquer, water-based finish, and milk paint. Each technique is clearly and concisely explained, with many sharp photos and detailed drawings to accompany the text.
Woodworkers, restorers, refinishers and other interested readers will learn how to prepare surfaces for finishing and how to choose the appropriate materials, tools and application method for any job. Plus they learn how to get better finishes from materials they already use. Professional finisher Jeff Jewitt's shop-proven techniques focus on the practical side of finishinghow to get beautiful results. 165 full-color photos. 40 drawings.
About the Author
Jeff Jewitt is the author of Hand-Applied Finishes and Great Wood Finishes. He lives in Cleveland.