Synopses & Reviews
Ideal for both classroom and home use-as well as for on-the-job reference-this book offers an illustrated introduction to refinishing old and antique furniture. Wagoner guides readers step-by-step through the process of restoring the original luster on faded and damaged furniture-beginning with the selection of salvageable pieces for refinishing. Readers learn what finishes, removers, glues, putties, oil colors, and sealers are available, which are best for a particular project, and how to prepare wood for the job without destroying its venerable character. Wagoner also describes how to make structural repairs before finishing, such as replacing loose or broken joints, legs, arms, and veneers; fixing cracked and split wood; and filling dents and holes.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 172-173) and index.