Synopses & Reviews
Old furniture, whether a treasured heirloom or consignment shop find, is often better made than anything that can be bought today. So, why let damaged finishes detract from a beautiful piece when you can repair or refinish it in a way that preserves the piece and makes it look as good as new? Author Jeff Jewitt, a professional refinisher with over 30 years' experience, shares his tricks, shortcuts, and tools of the trade in "Refinishing Furniture Made Simple," an easy-to-follow book/DVD set that is sure to fly off the shelves.
Weekend refinishers as well as professional woodworkers will benefit from the insider tips on how to evaluate the condition of a piece to decide the best strategy for rejuvenating it, repair and revive finishes to enhance their beauty while preserving their patina, and match an old finish for a seamless look.
Jewitt, a professional refinisher with more than 30 years' experience, shares his tricks, shortcuts, and tools of the trade in an easy-to-follow book/DVD set that is sure to fly off the shelves. Weekend refinishers as well as professional woodworkers will benefit from these insider tips.
About the Author
JEFF JEWITT has been a professional refinisher for over 30 years. He runs a finishing and refinishing business in Cleveland, Ohio, and markets his own line of finishing products. He is a frequent contributor to "Fine Woodworking "magazine and the author of several books including "Spray Finishing Made Simple, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing, "and "Great Wood Finishes," and has also appeared in two award-winning videos on finishing.
Table of Contents
1. Evaluating Your Furniture
2. Tools, Solvents, and Safety
3. Structural and Wood Repairs
4. Cleaning and Reviving a Finish
5. Removing a Finish
6. Surface Preparation
7. Grain Filling and Staining
8. Applying a Finish
9. Matching a Finish
10. Final Touches and Common Repairs