Mass-produced, i.e. quantity-production, furniture is more the result of business expertise and engineering skill than the application of fine craftsmanship, although furniture is and probably always will be a craft-based industry while it continues to use a natural and viable material. The modern factory employs machine- and hand-workers of a variety of types, assemblers, finishers, polishers, upholsterers and inspectors, etc., and, in the narrow sense, expert cabinet-makers might have no place at all in the organization. However, most large concerns keep a nucleus of skilled craftsmen for prototype-work, while all learners and apprentices do, or should receive, training in either wood machining or the basic hand-skills. In effect, therefore, a modern furniture factory which is efficient, well organized, and anxious to maintain a standard of quality is the basic handshop vastly extended, systematized and mechanized, in which the skilled fingers which once held chisels, wielded planes and coaxed satin surfaces from wood have now learned to use machines for precisely similar functions.

The Complete Guide To Wood Finishing

The Complete Guide To Wood Finishing

Wood finishing can be tricky and after spending hours on building your project you want to be sure that you get the best outcome possible. In The Complete Guide To Wood Finishing you will learn how to get beautiful, professional results no matter what your project is, even if you have never tried your hand at wood finishing before. You will learn about every step in the wood finishing process from a professional wood finisher with years of experience.

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