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Learn the tools, materials and the techniques of fine furniture finishing, the professional way.
The Art of Classical Furniture Finishing is Tim Inman's new book on fine furniture finishing and refinishing. Tim taught classes and helped develop the Minuteman Furniture Restoration systems for professional restorers for nearly 25 years. This book contains many of Tim's tricks and tips on working with fine furniture and antique finishes. It covers color theory and working with colors; how to dye and stain furniture to get the look YOU want. Learn how to apply and use grain fillers for glass smooth table tops. Learn how to use furniture glazes, stains, toners, and shading lacquers to get special effects and looks you want on your furniture, old or new. Includes an optional 25 step finishing schedule with each step explained in detail. Plus, Tim's sense of humor shows through to make this a fun and informative read.
Finishing your own furniture or woodworking projects to get professional looking results is easier than you might think. The finishing techniques you will learn in this book are simple to do and easy to learn. If you are already a woodworker, furniture maker, or refinisher you will love this book.
If you don't have experience finishing fine furniture, be prepared; you are likely to amaze yourself. Making an ordinary woodworking or finishing project look like professionally finished fine furniutre is a thrilling creative experience that can be quite satisfying. Jump in, get dirty, and get lost in the magic of furniture finishing and restoration.
Tim Inman is an antique furniture and woodworking specialist who has been working in the trades one way or another since age 14. Tim's special passion is fine furniture finishing. He and his wife, Joyce Inman, ASID, have operated their own furniture restoration business for over 30 years. During his teaching career, Tim taught hundreds of workshops, and worked with over ten thousand students. He is the senior member of the Woodfinishing Advisory Board at the famous Dakota Technical College near Minneapolis, MN. You can read his bio here. Tim and Joyce are now 'semi-retired' living on their Iowa farm, Oak Dale, where they continue to operate their furniture restoration business.
Also available from www.amazon.com in either paper or Kindle editions.