Two Day Wood Finishing Short Course 2015
“Wood and the objects we create with it by and large should be finished in order to protect the surfaces against heat, liquids and handling, to seal the pores from dirt and dust, and in the process enhance the natural beauty by highlighting the grain, colour and figure. The Choice of and application of a finish can either improve or worsen the overall look and feel of a piece of furniture.
The craft of wood finishing, that being the preparation of a wood surface in readiness for and applying a finish can almost be considered a separate craft to that of furniture making and is an often neglected aspect of furniture making as a whole and indeed some types of finishing such as French polishing and spraying lacquer are so specialised that they should be considered an entirely separate craft to that of furniture and cabinetmaking.
The purpose of this short course is to gain some working knowledge of a small range of finishes that are relatively easy to source or make as well as gain working knowledge of how and when to apply them….”
(Wood Finishing – Liam Thomas 2015)
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