Flexner on Finishing: Fixing Finish with French Polish

Sometimes it’s a good technique for repairing damaged finishes.
By Bob Flexner
Pages: 102-104

From the November 2004 issue #144
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In the woodworking community, French polishing is usually thought of as a technique for finishing new wood. But in the repair community, French polishing is commonly used to renew worn or damaged finish surfaces, especially tabletops.

I was recently called upon to repair some serious damage to the finish on a high-end 1950s mahogany dining tabletop, and I thought you might like to see how I did it. So I took along my camera.

From the November 2004 issue #144
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