Repairing and Restoring Antique Furniture

Author: John Rodd

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715306840

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

View: 1149


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.

How to Repair & Restore Furniture

Author: William Cook

Publisher: Hermes House

ISBN: 9781843099215

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 5468


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

Furniture Restoration and Repair for Beginners

Author: Kevin Jan Bonner

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 5649


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: 9851


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.

Antique Furniture Restoration. An Illustrated Guide

Author: Colin Holcombe

Publisher: Completelynovel

ISBN: 9781787233522

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 234

View: 7976


A Comprehensive guide to the care and repair of antique and period furniture. It will be of help to both, those who own such pieces and feel they have the necessary skills to carry out the repairs that are needed, and also those who wish to start a career in furniture restoration and conservation. Written by a restorer with a lifetime of experience, it is full of easy to follow instructions and hundreds of detailed illustrations, making it a worthwhile addition to any library. Subjects covered include: Removing old glue, nails and screws, dismantling furniture, repairing joints and other broken components, including turnings, as well as veneering, polishing, marquetry, cane seating and repairs to clocks and making new keys.

Restoring antique furniture

Author: Edwin Johnson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)

ISBN: 9780806954301

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 2041


Detailed illustrated instructions show how to renew antiques, from preliminary repairs through final refinishing. Includes descriptions of different woods and appropriate stains and finishes.

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: 3415


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