The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture

By | December 2, 2019
The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture Author Christophe Pourny
ISBN-10 1579655351
ISBN-13 9781579655358
Year 2014-11-04
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Artisan
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Christophe Pourny learned the art of furniture restoration in his fathers 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 furniturefrom antiques to midcentury pieces family heirlooms or funky flea market finds The heart of the book is an overview of Pournys favorite techniquesceruse vernis anglais and water gilding among many otherswith 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

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