Michael Dresdner

straight talk about wood finishing

Times are a’changin…

Dear readers,

I’ve been answering your finishing questions both professionally for pay and pro bono for hobby woodworkers since 1980 in magazines, chat rooms, message boards, websites and for the past decade, on this website turned blog. The time has come to move on.

After I post this last batch of questions, I will no longer be adding content to this site; nor will I be answering your questions on a daily basis.

What can you do if you have a finishing problem? First, peruse this blog’s archives; chances are your question has been covered here. If not, try www.woodanswers.com , at site at which I fielded over 8,000 finishing questions over a five year period. It’s almost certain to have the information you need.

You might also want to read my books. Two in particular are, in my opinion, very helpful, especially as a pair. They are The New Wood Finishing Book and its natural companion, Wood Finishing Fixes. Both are available at the Books and Videos section of this website.

Finally, if you are really in a pinch, you can write to me, but I won’t be doing any more free answers. You will be expected to pay my regular consultation rates. If you need a quote in advance, send the question and ask for a quote.

This does not mean I won’t be writing. Starting almost immediately I will be writing a blog for my other website, www.rainydayukes.com It will take readers through my daily tasks building ukuleles by hand, using sustainable, local wood and “green” building methods. Hopefully, it will be an entertaining read; you can follow along during the birth of a ukulele, and even get first shot at buying it once it is done.

Michael Dresdner
“You can’t stay sad while playing a uke.”