Craftsmanship Across the Board
David Smith, president of Fresh Air Finishers, has been finishing wood professionally for the past 22 plus years. A few of his wood finishing specialties include onsite executive office touch-up and refinishing; historic interior woodwork restoration; and custom finishing for artists, designers, architects, and fixture manufacturers. David has traveled from coast to coast repairing complex wood finishing problems. Color theory, spot-repair, distressed finishes and water-based coatings are just a few of the topics he has taught at companies who have sought to learn more about wood finishing. He is a visiting instructor at the National Institute of Wood Finishing, AWFS and IWF. Photography, bicycling, canoeing and teaching woodworking to young adults are a few of the other projects that keep him busy.