What is the best book on Finishing?

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Forum topic by brantley posted 12-07-2009 12:55 AM 948 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-07-2009 12:55 AM

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What is the best book on staining and finishing that you guys recommend to a beginner to average wood worker. I think i could really benefit from a good informative book.

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#1 posted 12-07-2009 01:13 AM

What’s your criteria?

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#2 posted 12-07-2009 01:30 AM

My favorite books on finishing are:
Understanding Wood Finishing – How to select and apply the right finish – Bob Flexner
Finishes & Finishing techniques – Taunten Press / FWW

Bob Flexner’s book is a must !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#3 posted 12-07-2009 04:38 AM

I will second Gene’s recommendation on Bob Flexner. Another author who gives excellent advice is Jeff Jewitt. Here are some of his works.

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#4 posted 12-07-2009 04:50 AM

The Flexner book is the best. Jewitt’s books are quite good too.

-- jay,

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