‘Flexner on Finishing’ & ‘The Workbench Design Book’: Get ’Em While They’re Cheap

A quick reminder: The pre-sale special on Bob Flexner’s new book, “Flexner on Finishing,” ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT today. Order it now for $19.99 , at midnight, the price reverts to $24.99. Inside, you’ll find a collection of fully updated articles from 12 years of Popular Woodworking Magazine, as well as a few that didn’t appear in our pages. It’s the most up-to-date, inclusive and authoritative tome on finishing you can buy.

 And “The Workbench Design Book,” the latest from Christopher Schwarz and the Popular Woodworking Magazine staff, is on pre-sale special through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 23. For the next three days, it’s $27.99 (with free domestic shipping). First thing Friday morning, the price reverts to $34.99 so order now! This book includes plans and step-by-step instruction for building nine benches, plus “before and after” drawing for an additional 10 benches. But the real purpose of this book is to help you make sense of why workbenches are designed the way they are, so that you can make the best decisions when building your own, and adjusting the design to fit your specific needs.

– Megan Fitzpatrick