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Understanding Wood Finishing Book

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Understanding Wood Finishing Book
Understanding Wood Finishing Book

How to select and apply the right finish, written by Bob Flexner. For more than 18 years, Bob Flexner has been inspiring woodworkers with his writings and teachings on wood finishing. Now, from this best-selling author comes the long-awaited and completely updated second edition of Understanding Wood Finishing - the most practical, comprehensive book on finishing ever published.


Features:
  • Technical updates on materials and techniques
  • More than 40 reference tables and troubleshooting guides
  • Updated second edition
  • Detailed step-by-step instructions
  • More than 300 color photos.
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Brand No
Manufacturer Part Number 978-1-56523-566-3
Weight 2.2500
Tech Spec No
Technical Documents No
Cover Style Soft Cover
ISBN No
Pages 308 pages
Author Bob Flexner
Topic Finishing
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This bookis is the greatest and in laymens terms--if the answer is not in this book --then your question isn't valid--Get it , even if your doing your own furniture.
June 1, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Nothing left Unexplained - Or Unfinished !
Almost "Too Much Information" - This book is so packed with knowledge and expertise, I recommend reading it on an "as needed" basis. Excellent advice, free from both manufacturer's hype, and old saw's opinions. Explains the "science" of finishing (and finishes) and the myriad ways to achieve exceptional results - (or stay out of a mess of trouble at least. ) Whether shellac, or oil, or poly, or lacquer, gel, spray, wipe-on, brush - it's all here - often in comparative format, the good, bad, and ARRRGH ! how do I FIX That ???
November 10, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
excellent
very detailed, specific information. very useful!!!
August 12, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very good finishing book
Very good finishing book
August 9, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Understanding wood finishing
First reading was very informative. Bob Flexner covered each topic in a very clear and understandable way. Second reading, I focused on the areas I was currently working on to make sure I understood all the processes. For anyone getting into wood finishing this is a great source of information.

Highly recommended
July 30, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
well researched & written
September 9, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Simple instructions, fantastic results
I bought this book because I'm relatively new to finishing and was frankly frustrated with the whole subject.

Why does everything have be so trial and error?

This book takes an amazingly simple, science (read: fact) based approach to explanation of what's happening and why. I used it to great effect on a project that had bought me much frustration. Lo and behold, following the principles outlined have helped me achieve a fantastic finish.

I look forward to using it to assist me in my next project, burl coaster for my brother! This is a great way to ensure more than satisfactory results.

Strongly recommended!
August 26, 2016
Wood Finishing
This is the go to book on wood finishing ...... excellent work!!!!
August 1, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Understanding Wood Finishing
I have been a "Heirloom Quality" Custom Woodworker for 30+ years, I also was a customer service representative for a major coatings company (industrial/offshore)My background in woodwork was a trade at first that became my hobby(chasing the almighty $$) now retired I have the ability to combine the two, I learned a lot from this very well written book, The wood finish industry has changed in the past 20 years, I needed some sort of "Guide" to help me with the knowledge in choosing the correct finish- If you are thinking that "just apply a grain sealer, sand and topcoat w/ polyurethane" I suggest that you get this book, as it will give updated information that has made my world of "Finishing" much better (as well as easier)
April 19, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great Book
Received this when I took a wood finishing class at Rockler
March 30, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Rockler Store
My husband is going to teach a finishing workshop and felt this would be a good resource to have on hand. Plus, it's a birthday present!
Debra R on Mar 30, 2018
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STEVE K on Dec 29, 2016
My husband is going to teach a finishing workshop and felt this would be a good resource to have on hand. Plus, it's a birthday present!
Debra R on Mar 30, 2018
It has several good reviews. Also, I saw a reference to it elsewhere.
TIMOTHY H on Aug 5, 2017
Reviews
STEVE K on Dec 29, 2016
Appears to be a classic and recommended in various places
Wilson K on Dec 15, 2016
I have been building and finishing wood projects for 35+ years, I still can learn, great book!
Daniel S on Dec 7, 2016
need help in finishing wood
P H on Jul 25, 2016
good reviews and price
Juan V on Jul 22, 2016
MY WIFE BOUGHT THAT
STEPHEN C on Apr 6, 2016
Learn from the best
Jeff I on Dec 30, 2015
recommended by woodworkers tv show
Rick S on Jun 20, 2015
Highly recommended book.
Mickey K on May 29, 2015
recommended
Gary B on May 5, 2015
It has several good reviews. Also, I saw a reference to it elsewhere.
TIMOTHY H on Aug 5, 2017
Appears to be a classic and recommended in various places
Wilson K on Dec 15, 2016
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