Finishing Wood

Duration: 4 hours

Finishing timber is an extremely important consideration which should not be overlooked. Timber which is out of sight, for instance timber studs used inside walls or the inside of the carcass of a chest of drawers may require no finish other than perhaps preservative. Timber which is visible may require finishing to prepare it for use e.g. timber flooring, or for aesthetics e.g. quality furniture. In this course, you will learn about a range of different techniques for finishing wood, including how to smooth a surface, and the difference between paints, stains, and varnishes.


Please note: Course notes are provided in PDF format for your convenience and can be downloaded to print or view on your device.

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