This early manual is a fascinating read for any carpentry enthusiast or historian, but contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Extensively illustrated with over two hundred photograph illustrations and line drawings, this comprehensive work is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of all woodworkers and craftsmen. Contents Include: Brush Finishing, Spray Finishing, Preparing the Surface, Stains and Staining, Fillers and Sealers, Varnish, Applying the Perfect Varnish Coat, Lacquer and Synthetic, Finishing with Lacquer, Waxes and the Wax Finish, Rubbing and Polishing, The Treatment of Various Woods, Bleaching, Shading, Furniture Finishes, Novelty Finishes, Decorations, The Silk Screen Process, Patching Methods, Finishing Wood by Tumbling, Lacquer Buffing, Treatment of Turnings, Metal Finishing, Walls and Woodwork, Finishing Schedules, and Finishing Terms and Materials. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.