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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 5:39:41 AM on 15 April 2019.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
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I often get emails from people with questions on restoring and finishes.
20 years ago when I first got involved in furniture finishes I came across a good book that gives people a basic understanding of old school finishes and some of the old school tricks to restoring.
It's by no means a restores book !! And 20 years on I shake my head at some of the things written in it,,,,but it's a interesting read with basic grounding on finishing and if you have not had much experience in finishes and want to learn than this book is a good start.

The book is The Furniture Doctor by George Grotz 1969.
I have the old 69 Edition and I like old books ,but I do believe it was also printed much later than that although I have never read the new edition I can recommend the 1969 Edition.
I see it on eBay for about 12 dollars.


Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:32:52 AM on 15 April 2019.
GTC's avatar
 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Thanks for the tip.

According to the copyright page on Amazon for the 1989 version it was "revised and expanded"

https://www.amazon.com/Furniture-Doctor-Guide-Repair-Refinishing/dp/0385266707#reader_0385266707


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 1:30:36 PM on 15 April 2019.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
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Thanks G , it's good old book that one...... I'm sure you can even read it on the net ,but having the book is much better...
It does have some American terminology in it people will need to get their head around ...... Soder , Sod it ,, hehehe


 
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