Repairing and Restoring Antique Furniture

Author: John Rodd

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715306840

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

View: 8318


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.

Furniture Restoration and Repair for Beginners

Author: Kevin Jan Bonner

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 772


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.

Restoring Antique Furniture

A Complete Guide

Author: Richard A. Lyons

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048614223X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 6254


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.

How to Repair & Restore Furniture

Author: William Cook

Publisher: Hermes House

ISBN: 9781843099215

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 4070


A wonderful collection of delicious, simple and easy-to-make hot and cold desserts, photographed throughout.

Restoration Recipes

Techniques for Repairing and Refinishing Fine Furniture

Author: Julia De Bierre,James Bain Smith

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811825108

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

View: 3125


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