Wood Finishing and Inlay
The Art of Woodgraining
The Art of Woodgraining
Paperback      ISBN: 0316905577

The painted illusion of woodgraining can turn an ordinary room into a grand "woodpanelled" setting, or transform a run of cheap malamine cupboards into elegant "mahogany." This book explains the techniques necessary to simulate many hardwoods and softwoods, and shows how to create fantasy effects. Advice is given on transforming floors, woodwork, walls, furniture, and more. Among the topics covered are basic techniques; specific simulations, including ash, oak, mahogany, maple, rosewood, bamboo, teak and pine; and planning a panelling system.

Finishes & Finishing Techniques: Professional Secrets for Simple & Beautiful Finish
Finishes & Finishing Techniques
Professional Secrets for Simple & Beautiful Finish
Paperback      ISBN: 1561582980

This volume will enable you to get pro-quality finishes every time. Each type of finish and technique is presented in a clear and accessible way. You'll get complete coverage of smoothing and preparing surfaces, changing the color of wood with dyes, pigments, and stains, polishing finishes to a high gloss, spray finishing, and repairing damaged finishes. Some of the finishes are just about foolproof. All finishes in Finishes & Finishing Techniques offer professional-looking results.

Includes articles on:

  • Surface preparation
  • Coloring wood
  • Hand finishing
  • Spray finishing
  • Water-based finishes
  • Special techniques
A Manual of Veneering
A Manual of Veneering
Paperback      ISBN: 0486232174

This book is a clear, well-written manual on the craft of veneering that shows you how to turn out your own hardwood veneers beautifuly and economically, With a veneer press that you have made yourself, you can produce beautiful veneer panels that will be durable and unique. Apply them to the furniture you want to finish, and you will have veneered furniture that will look better and last longer than furniture made from -honest lumber.-
When Paul Villiard found a way to make his own veneering equipment he opened up the craft to a wide audience. With this book you can now make your own veneer press and edger at a fraction of the cost of commercial models. Mr. Villiard also shows you all the techniques of veneering: how to match veneers; how to glue, clamp, tape, and edge veneered panels; how to veneer curved panels; and how to inlay, finish, and repair veneers. To anyone who wants to fix up old veneered furniture, the chapter on repairing veneers is itself worth the price of the book; it shows you how to repair chips, blisters, and stains, even replace pieces that have fallen off, with simple tools.
The author also covers cores and core stocks, and 136 commonly available veneers in terms of each one's source, color, availability, and price range. Sixty-five photographs and drawings amplify the text, and sixteen different veneered woods are shown in full color on the covers.
Veneering is an ancient and honorable craft, and when you select the wood yourself and do your own construction, you can be sure that the veneers you make will retain their beauty for years, even for generations. This excellent, comprehensive book will give you all the expert instruction you need.

Tablesaw: The Best Tips from 25 Years of Fine Woodworking
Tablesaw
The Best Tips from 25 Years of Fine Woodworking
Paperback      ISBN: 1561583677

It took 25 years to gather the essential woodworking information in this four-book series. The books were culled from "Methods of Work, " a column in Fine Woodworking where woodworkers share concerns and offer suggestions for better craftsmanship.

Woodworking: Traditional Craft for Modern Living
Woodworking
Traditional Craft for Modern Living
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611806585
Rustic Italian style meets Scandinavian design in this stunning collection of simple woodworking projects.

Woodworking husband-and-wife duo Andrea Brugi and Samina Langholz invite you into their magical world, where their Scandinavian sensibility for clean design is balanced with organic and aged imperfection inspired by their Tuscan home. Discover some of their key woodworking techniques through twenty simple projects for useful and decorative objects for the home--from cutting boards and simple doorstops to benches and dining tables. With striking photography, step-by-step instructions, and information on the types of wood and tools required for each project, you'll have everything you need to start handcrafting your own woodworking masterpieces that celebrate the beauty of uniqueness and combine modern design with rustic warmth.

"Our ethos is very simple: do more with less; let each project unfold organically; always be open to possibilities; welcome mistakes and learn from them; let simple, found, and readily available materials embolden your design and decisions."--from the introduction