WOOD magazine, the most trusted source, answers every woodworkerâ€™s question: â€œhow do I finish my project?â€ A compilation of the magazineâ€™s finest articles on the subjects of varnishes, solvents, oils, and paints covers everything from basic preparation to prosâ€™ personal favorite finishes. Along the way, experts offer advice on how to color wood for a clear finish, refine a finish with wet sanding or waxing, and use brushes, sprayers, and solvents. Painted finishes get a full chapter, with instructions on laying down a low-tech spray finish, crackling, and antiquing. A selection of eye-appealing treatments include a faux stone finish, creative combing, and color glazing. Guidance on dealing with old finishes and two special projects for practicing skills round out this unmatched collection.