Barun Shankar Gupta's art of writing and presenting theories on wood properties have been widely appreciated. Years of experiences in 'Wood world' has made him an expert in the field of wood science. His contribution has been on wood surfaces behaviours at the micro level. With an emphasis on adhesion theories and literary analysis, he has presented in numerous national and regional conferences, that have appeared in industrial publications, short technical notes and websites. He is also a reviewer of an international engineering journal. His affection with wood science research has brought him many recognition. He has worked in laboratoires in U.S.A., India, Canada, France and Norway. He is a member of various professional organisations including wood anatomy, chemistry and civil engineering. In this book, in co-operation with Dr. Marie-Pierre G. Laborie, he xplains several possibilites to modify wood surfaces to increase adhesion of coatings.