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.
A comprehensive guide to restoring, preserving and refinishing furniture draws on the author's experience as the son of a French atelier to outline such step-by-step techniques as ceruse, vernis anglais and water gilding. 25,000 first printing.
Author: Richard A. Lyons
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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.
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.'
Author: Barb Blair
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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.
Author: Kevin Jan Bonner
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
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.
Author: George Grotz
Release Date: 2013-09
Being Practical Information For Everybody About The Care, Repair, And Refinishing Of Furniture, With Easy To Follow Directions And Tricks Of The Trade That Use Commonly Available Materials, All Presented With The Author's Usual Hilarious Anecdotes In The Yankee Manner And More About His Infamous Uncle George.
Author: Virginie Manuel
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: House & Home
Easy and beautiful do-it-yourself projects to restore, recycle, and transform your furniture. Are you tired of seeing the same furniture in your home? Does your furniture look old and outdated? If you long for change and want to give your home a makeover, then this book is right for you. Restoring and Refinishing Furniture is an easy-to-use, step-by-step guide to repurposing your old and boring furniture. Anything can be used; the idea is to take what you already have in your home and to revitalize it as you see fit. The projects in this book range from creating a child’s coloring desk to building a glass-topped table with compartments for storage. In addition to providing clear instructions, Manuel lists the best tools to use to create the perfect piece of renovated furniture. Also included is advice on: Sanding wood Staining wood Applying fabrics and polishes Painting intricate designs With more than five hundred color photographs illustrating each step of the restoration process, Restoring and Refinishing Furniture will help you channel your creativity and reinvent your home.
Author: John Rodd
Publisher: David & Charles
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.
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.
This image-rich text introduces significant movements in the evolution of the decorative arts, including furniture, design motifs, and accessories related to interior design and architectural settings from the Neolithic Age to the 21st century. DESIGNER'S GUIDE TO FURNITURE STYLES, 3/e augments the study of art and architectural history by discussing the function and aesthetic purpose of furniture, pottery, glassware, lighting, textiles, mirrors, metalworking, clocks, and wallcoverings; as well as their integration into interior design. The author presents crucial contextual information on political and social events and the technological advances that influenced each period's design trends, and compares objects from different periods, demonstrating how ideas and concepts progress through their stylistic development. Descriptions of period room settings show how the decorative arts complement architecture and interior design. Valuable websites and bibliographic information are provided for further exploration, and a glossary highlights key vocabulary.