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Flexner on Finishing: Refinishing Furniture

Repair, strip and refinish to restore old pieces.

By Bob Flexner
Pages: 58-60

From the August 2011 issue #191
Buy this issue now
Refinishing is a topic worthy of an entire book. In fact, restoring furniture includes all of woodworking and finishing because all skills may be called into play. In lieu of a book, here are some not-so-random thoughts.
ARTICLES: We have many finishing articles available on our web site, free.
ARTICLE: Furniture prior to World War II was constructed using hot hide glue. Read our recipe for “Liquid Hide Glue.”
TO BUY: Get Bob Flexner’s new book, “Flexner on Finishing.”

Flexner on Finishing: Refinishing Furniture

Repair, strip and refinish to restore old pieces.

By Bob Flexner
Pages: 58-60

From the August 2011 issue #191
Buy this issue now
Refinishing is a topic worthy of an entire book. In fact, restoring furniture includes all of woodworking and finishing because all skills may be called into play. In lieu of a book, here are some not-so-random thoughts.
ARTICLES: We have many finishing articles available on our web site, free.
ARTICLE: Furniture prior to World War II was constructed using hot hide glue. Read our recipe for “Liquid Hide Glue.”
TO BUY: Get Bob Flexner’s new book, “Flexner on Finishing.”

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