The Furniture Bible

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

Interior Design & Decorating, Home, DIY
Hardback Published on: 04/11/2014
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A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Crucial Home & Design Book for Beginners

A Library Journal Best Book of the Year

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

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 mid-century pieces, family heirlooms or funky flea-market finds.

The heart of the book is an overview of Pourny's favourite techniques-ceruse, vernis anglais, and water gilding, among many others-with full-colour 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.

  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781579655358
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 1201g
  • Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 6 mm

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