Preparing wood for a demanding finish
Paint gives clean shadow lines and emphasizes the volume of intersecting planes. Once Lars Mikkelsen accepted a client’s request for a paint finish, every move he made was affected by the choice of finish – from decorative and structural decisions through selection of the materials to construction and sanding. Paint emphasizes the volume of intersecting planes, which he set off in this project. He explains how to select your materials, select your joints, prepare for the paint, select a painter, and install them. Detailed side information by finisher Dave Hughes addresses spraying an opaque finish on furniture.
From Fine Woodworking #103