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Finishes (Collins Good Wood) [Paperback]

Albert Jackson , David Day
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2 April 2002

A definitive reference for any woodwork enthusiast, this book provides comprehensive information on traditional and modern methods for finishing wood. An invaluable guide for novice and experienced woodworkers alike.

This comprehensive guide covers every element of finishing wood, from preparing the surface to applying colours, waxes, varnishes and lacquers.

preparing wood
• repairing finishes
• colouring wood
• french polishing
• varnish and lacquer
• paint finishes
• wax polish
• oil finishes
• gilding
• wood graining
• antique finishes
• health and safety



Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; New edition edition (2 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007122276
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007122271
  • Product Dimensions: 26.6 x 17.8 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 820,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A definitive reference for any woodwork enthusiast, this book provides comprehensive information on traditional and modern methods for finishing wood. An invaluablr guide for novice and experienced woodworkers alike.

This comprehensive guide covers every element of finishing wood, from preparing the surface to applying colours, waxes, varnishes and lacquers.

About the Author

Albert Jackson and David Day are leading authorities in DIY and woodwork. The authors of numerous titles, they are universally recognized as being at the forefront of craft and DIY publishing.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly beautiful illustrations 19 May 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
INFORMATION

Title: Good Wood Finishes
Hardcover edition
First published in 1997
Photographs and illustrations: Yes, over 300
Pages: 128

CONTENTS

Introduction
Acknowledgements
Preparation
Repairing finishes
Colouring wood
French polishing
Varnish& lacquer
Paint finishes
Wax polish
Oil finishes
Gilding
Wood graining
Antique finishes
Health and safety
Index

Overall:This handy book contains information about the preparation of wood ,methods of colouring wood, traditional and modern varnishes ,abrasives, techniques for spraying varnishes, how to repair and restore dirty or damaged finishes ,simple methods for antique finishes and all of these with wonderful full color illustrations. This book is easy to read with simple and clear text.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 18 Jan 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
very handy to have it great deal good price quick delivery Book which is very simple to read and do it good advice
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