Mitchell Kohanek is a nationally known expert in wood finishing, furniture repair and color theory. He has trained at the Smithsonian Conservation Analytical Laboratory, and was the instructor of the National Institute of Wood Finishing at Dakota County Technical College for 35 years, the only one year certified wood finishing program in America. He has written for American Woodworker and Fine Woodworking magazines, and been a core instructor for the Marc Adams School of Woodworking for many years. Mitch is a founding member of the Professional Refinisher’s Group and has lectured at numerous national conferences and woodworking shows on wood finishing and restoration. Mitch currently divides his professional time between his own business, The Wood Finisher, as a wood finishing consultant and educator and his partnership with Fresh Air Finishers, a high-end finishing company in Minnesota.