Finishes for Wood
by Dale Power

Softcover
215 x 280mm
64pp

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA

R.R.P.$19.90

ISBN 0-7643-0338-4

Add to Shopping Cart

What's in my cart?

SKILLS PUBLISHING
HOME PAGE

 

Extract from back cover of book:

Your wood project is completed and now you're looking for the perfect finish. Dale Power, consummate craftsman and author, guides you step-by-step through various techniques, illustrated with more than 200 photographs.

This easy-to-follow book features fourteen different techniques for refining your wood surfaces. All of the tools and methods needed to successfully change the image of any wood surface are provided. In addition, there are instructions for restoring damaged finishes.

Make your wood surface look like green or white marble tiles. Add grain to make them look like more expensive woods such as mahogany. In addition, learn tricks of the painting trade like sponging, speckling, and rag rolling, and perfect your staining and waxing techniques. The projects are arranged in order, from the most basic to the very advanced, and a color gallery provides a final look at all of the finishes. This book is an invaluable resource for everyone wishing to finish their wood up right.

Photos: Colour

Contents

Introduction

Preparing the Wood

Sponging

Rag Rolling

Antiquing with French Gold

Stenciling

Faux Tiles

Combing

Faux Wood Graining

Marbling

White Marble

Staining Techniques

Faux Granite Inlay

Faux Granite Techniques

More Staining Techniques

Applying Finishing Wax

Refinishing a Damaged Surface

Gallery