Good finishing can be the key to a successful woodworking job, and fortunately it’s a task that anyone can master. All that’s required is simple equipment and a solid understanding of the basics—which this fully-illustrated guide, with 200 color photos and easy-to-follow instructions, provides. Whether you’re considering a full grain French polish or a quick and easy wipe-on, you’ll find advice here on what’s suitable for any particular piece. A general review features a technical description of each main finish and information on the best methods of application, while coverage of preparation encompasses everything from safety considerations to stripping the wood. The step-by-step projects include almost every imaginable style.