- Refinisher, Craftsman, Columnist, Author and Televsion Host
Looking for sound, practical advice on refinishing antiques, staining wood, choosing the best finishes for all of your wood projects and caring for your antiques, furniture, floors and woodwork? The answers to your questions may be right here, written by wood finishing and refinishing expert, award-winning author and television host Bruce Johnson. And if not, just ask Bruce!
For more than forty years Bruce Johnson has been working with wood, learning how to save valuable original finishes, how to safely remove unwanted paint from family heirlooms, ways to use stains to enhance the natural beauty of wood and how to preserve and protect wood, whether it be unfinished furniture, hardwood floors, valuable antiques, woodwork and moldings or a mahogany front door.
A former high school English teacher, Bruce Johnson has utilized his skills as an educator to share his experiences with thousands of homeowners and woodworkers across the country through his seminars, books, newspaper and magazine columns, articles, interviews and television appearances.
In addition, Bruce Johnson is recognized as one of the foremost authorities in the American Arts & Crafts Movement. He wrote the first comprehensive identification and price guide to Arts & Crafts antiques, continues to write an advice column for collectors in Style 1900 magazine and has, since 1988, organized and directed the national Arts & Crafts Conference and Antiques Show at the historic 1913 Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. He is also the founder of the non-profit Arts & Crafts Research Fund and in 1999 received the Als ik Kan Award (As Best I Can) from the Gustav Stickley Craftsman Farms Foundation for his contributions to the advancement of the Arts & Crafts Movement.
Three Important Rules: Always follow the manufacturer's directions, take all safety precautions and first test every product in an inconspicuous spot.