The Furniture Bible

Author: Christophe Pourny
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 9781579656454
Release Date: 2014-11-04
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Christophe Pourny learned the art of furniture restoration in his father’s atelier in the South of France. In this, his first book, he teaches readers everything they need to know about the provenance and history of furniture, as well as how to restore, update, and care for their furniture—from antiques to midcentury pieces, family heirlooms or funky flea-market finds. The heart of the book is an overview of Pourny’s favorite techniques—ceruse, vernis anglais,and water gilding, among many others—with full-color step-by-step photographs to ensure that readers can easily replicate each refinishing technique at home. Pourny brings these techniques to life with a chapter devoted to real-world refinishing projects, from a veneered table to an ebonized desk, a gilt frame to a painted northern European hutch. Rounding out this comprehensive guide is care and maintenance information, including how to properly clean leather, polish hardware, fix a broken leg, and replace felt pads, as well as recipes to make your own wax, shellac, varnish, stain, and more.

Restoration Recipes

Author: Julia De Bierre
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811825108
Release Date: 1999-09-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Offers step-by-step instructions on repairing, refinishing, and refurbishing wood, glass, metal, and leather pieces of furniture

Spruce A Step by Step Guide to Upholstery and Design

Author: Amanda Brown
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603429030
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: House & Home

Discover the joys of upholstery and bring new life to your worn-out furniture. With a few basic tools, an eye for color, and some ingenuity, you can customize your home with fabrics and textures that reflect your unique personality. This comprehensive guide features more than 900 photographs and includes five projects designed to teach you all you need to know to reupholster any piece of furniture. You’ll soon be confidently stripping down old sofas, stuffing sagging ottomans, and revamping chairs with your own distinctive style.

Furniture Makeovers

Author: Barb Blair
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452124193
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: House & Home

Furniture Makeovers shows how to transform tired furniture into stunning showpieces. You'll never look at a hand-me-down dresser the same way again! The book offers 26 easy-to-follow techniques that can be applied to all different types of pieces, from bookshelves to desks: painting, applying gold leaf, wallpapering, distressing, dip dyeing, and more. In addition to the core techniques, author and Knack Studios founder Barb Blair shares 30 beautiful before-and-after makeovers from her studio and outlines how to achieve each look. With helpful step-by-step photographs, a visual glossary explaining all the tools and materials needed, and a lovely contemporary aesthetic, Furniture Makeovers is a treasure trove of ideas and instruction for the home decorator.

Refinishing Furniture Made Simple

Author: Jeff Jewitt
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781600853906
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Dale Mulfinger is widely acknowledged as the foremost expert on cabins in North America. His first book, The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway, has sold over 160,000 copies and has consistently been the leading book in the category since it was published in 2001. In this new collection of 37 cabins, Mulfinger rekindles his love for this treasured American icon with fresh insight and seasoned strategies for the logic, utility and beauty of cabin design. Cabins speak of modesty, shared spaces for the camaraderie of family and friends and an open, relaxed atmosphere. Many of the cabins showcased in Back to the Cabin capture this iconic spirit, where life is simple, the mudroom is entry enough for all and burning wood is for more than just charm. There are also some surprises along the way, with cabins that come packaged as kits, cabins built from recycled materials and other whimsical examples designed 'just for the fun of it.'

Furniture Makes the Room

Author: Barb Blair
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452143590
Release Date: 2016-03-22
Genre: House & Home

Knack Studio founder Barb Blair is famous for her "knack" with furniture: spotting classic pieces and transforming them into modern showstoppers. In this inspiring book, Blair goes beyond the nuts and bolts of furniture refinishing to show how to style rooms with each customized piece. For instance, she transforms a well-worn coffee table with a painted ombré design, and then reveals how to incorporate it into a bright and sunny den, a cozy reading nook, and a cheerful bedroom. With instructions for 15 before-and-after furniture projects—dressers, tables, beds, armoire, and more—in Blair's signature bold style, a "toolbox" section detailing her favorite techniques and materials, and photos of dozens of inspiring interiors, Furniture Makes the Room unlocks the secrets to decorating livable rooms around statement pieces.

Restoring and Reupholstering Furniture

Author: Kenneth Davis
Publisher: Rodale Pr
ISBN: 0878574298
Release Date: 1982
Genre: House & Home

Introduces the necessary tools and materials, demonstrates special stripping, repairing, and refinishing techniques, and shows how to recover chairs and couches

Hand Built Outdoor Furniture

Author: Katie Jackson
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604697513
Release Date: 2016-05-04
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Selected as a Gardens Illustrated Recommended Read Hand-Built Outdoor Furniture covers twenty step-by-step, fully illustrated projects with hundreds of clear and easy-to-follow photographs. Finished pieces include simple items include a trellis, a flower box, and a plant stand and more complicated projects include a chaise lounge, a sectional with built-in storage, and a slat bench. Katie Jackson's projects are simple, clean, and timeless and work well within a wide variety of styles. Hand-Built Outdoor Furniture is the perfect primer for people new to woodworking, DIYers, and homeowners looking for a simple and affordable to decorate their space.

Field Guide to American Antique Furniture

Author: Joseph T. Butler
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805001247
Release Date: 1986-11-15
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

This antique furniture identification guide encompasses all periods, styles, and forms of American furniture, from the seventeenth to early twentieth centuries

American furniture

Author: John T. Kirk
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
ISBN: UOM:39015052304832
Release Date: 2000-10-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Answers questions about when, where, how, & even why a piece of furniture was made, covering three centuries of changing styles.

Fake Fraud Or Genuine

Author: Myrna Kaye
Publisher: Bulfinch Press
ISBN: 0821218255
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Prepares the average antiquer to be a detective at antiques shops and sales, offering simple, practical techniques for examining furniture to discern the fake, repaired, and genuine antique

Repairing and Restoring Antique Furniture

Author: John Rodd
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 0715306847
Release Date: 1998-03-31
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

First published in 1954 as The Repair and Restoration of Antique Furniture, this work has been revised, expanded and reillustrated by V.J. Taylor, and is aimed at woodworkers, owners of traditionally crafted furniture, and antiques enthusiasts. It explains to the layman the professionals' techniques for repairing damaged furniture and restoring it authentically to prime condition. It describes systematically the six basic steps - dismantling, cleaning joints, restoring components, gluing up, levelling and sandpapering, and colouring and polishing. Included are not only the solutions to typical problems, but also some of the methods which the author devised to overcome more unusual difficulties.


Author: Judith Miller
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 1405358009
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Furniture

From primitive pieces to elegant modernity, the definitive guide to 3, 000 years of furniture design. A glorious encyclopedia, showcasing more than 3, 000 years of design. From primitive pieces to elegant modernity, this definitive guide illustrates every style and form. Packed with tips on how to recognise the key elements of each period and featuring lavish, full-colour photographs throughout. With a special foreword by furniture designer and manufacturer David Linley.

Restoring Antique Furniture

Author: Richard A. Lyons
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486142234
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Profusely illustrated woodworking guide, brimming with expert tips and advice, covers proper care and use of tools, replacing lost hardware, strengthening fractured joints, and much more. Illustrations of restored furniture.

Furniture Restoration and Repair for Beginners

Author: Kevin Jan Bonner
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114665842
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This comprehensive book answers every question on the subject of restoring furniture. How to fix a wobbly chair or a scratched table top; how to identify and repair finishes and veneers; how to stain wood or remove white ring marks; how to French polish or apply a wax finish. The book guides the reader from the very first steps, so no experience is necessary, and every process is taken step-by-step. The author explains how, by using the minimum of tools and at very little cost, you can restore any piece of wooden furniture from the most shambolic to the almost perfect. Along the way, it exposes many mysteries and explodes many myths about restoration.