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The Furniture Bible

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

by Christophe Pourny
Jen Renzi

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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.


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Publisher: Artisan

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  • Release date: November 4, 2014

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  • ISBN: 9781579656454
  • File size: 93171 KB
  • Release date: November 4, 2014

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  • ISBN: 9781579656454
  • File size: 79169 KB
  • Release date: November 4, 2014

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  • ISBN: 9781579656454
  • File size: 298138 KB
  • Release date: November 4, 2014

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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.


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    Publisher:
    Artisan

    Kindle Book
    Release date: November 4, 2014

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781579656454
    File size: 93171 KB
    Release date: November 4, 2014

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781579656454
    File size: 79169 KB
    Release date: November 4, 2014

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781579656454
    File size: 298138 KB
    Release date: November 4, 2014

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English