Wood finishing refers to the application of any and all materials which enhance the appearance and protect the surface of any kind of wood. It includes bleaching, staining, and filling the wood, which are all preparatory to the application of varnish, lacquer, paint, or enamel. This text contains detailed explanations and descriptions of many preparations and their uses, including the methods used in furniture and hardwood finishing, as well as in the painting and decorating trades. The sections of this book include: Brushes, Glue and Gluing, Sandpaper and Sandpapering, Suggestions of Proper Bleaching, Stain and Staining, Rubbing and Polishing, Paint and Varnish Remover, Gilding and Leafing, Glaze and Glazing, Filler and Filling, et cetera. We are proud to republish this antiquarian book here with a new introduction on wood finishing.