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

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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, andreplace felt pads, as well as recipes to make your own wax, shellac, varnish, stain, and more.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 200 x 248 x 24mm | 1,199.98g
  • ARTISAN
  • Artisan Division of Workman Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 500 colour photographs and illustrations
  • 1579655351
  • 9781579655358
  • 52,947

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Library Journal, Best Books of 2014Amazon, Best Books of the Month for November 2014 "A guide for the pros, DIYers and furniture aficionados eager for tips from the expert. Pourny's practical advice on all things antique is coupled with historical notes."--Time "A comprehensive but accessible guide to restoration that lays out everything you need to know about making over wooden furniture."--Martha Stewart Living "Authority wafts from [Pourny's] handsome how-to book like the sweet smell of lemon oil."--New York Times "A practical, visual guide for anyone who wants to restore a cherished heirloom or simply correct a water stain."--San Francisco Chronicle "Pourny's book will serve brave DIYers as well as design aficionados wishing to hone their connoisseurship."-ArchitecturalDigest.com "It's really everything you wanted to know about furniture but were afraid to ask."--WWD.com "Whether you want to refresh your mother's outdated bureau, refinish a set of vintage Danish Modern chairs, or restore antique marquetry to its former glory, this volume's got you covered and then some."-Design*Sponge "Encyclopedic in coverage . . . deftly illustrated and defined . . . a fantastic go-to source for furniture care."--Library Journal, starred review "A thorough and practical guide for the furniture expert as well as for the novice restorer. . . . This guide will find a wide audience among those who simply want to learn about and appreciate good furniture, as well as those who are more hands-on."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "This is a very useful and important book for anyone who owns furniture--antique, modern, or new--or anyone who plans to fix or restore it."--Martha Stewart "Library Journal," Best Books of 2014Amazon, Best Books of the Month for November 2014 A guide for the pros, DIYers and furniture aficionados eager for tips from the expert. Pourny s practical advice on all things antique is coupled with historical notes. " Time" A comprehensive but accessible guide to restoration that lays out everything you need to know about making over wooden furniture. " Martha Stewart Living" Authority wafts from [Pourny s] handsome how-to book like the sweet smell of lemon oil. "New York Times" A practical, visual guide for anyone who wants to restore a cherished heirloom or simply correct a water stain. " San Francisco Chronicle" Pourny s book will serve brave DIYers as well as design aficionados wishing to hone their connoisseurship. " "ArchitecturalDigest.com It s really everything you wanted to know about furniture but were afraid to ask. " "WWD.com Whether you want to refresh your mother s outdatedbureau, refinish a set ofvintage Danish Modern chairs, orrestoreantiquemarquetry to its former glory, this volume s got you covered"and then some." " "Design*Sponge Encyclopedic in coverage . . . deftly illustrated and defined . . . a fantastic go-to source for furniture care. "Library Journal," starred review A thorough and practical guide for the furniture expert as well as for the novice restorer. . . . This guide will find a wide audience among those who simply want to learn about and appreciate good furniture, as well as those who are more hands-on. "Publishers Weekly," starred review This is a very useful and important book for anyone who owns furniture antique, modern, or new or anyone who plans to fix or restore it. Martha Stewart" "Encyclopedic in coverage . . . deftly illustrated and defined . . . a fantastic go-to source for furniture care."--"Library Journal," starred review "A thorough and practical guide for the furniture expert as well as for the novice restorer. . . . This guide will find a wide audience among those who simply want to learn about and appreciate good furniture, as well as those who are more hands-on."--"Publishers Weekly," starred review "This is a very useful and important book for anyone who owns furniture--antique, modern, or new--or anyone who plans to fix or restore it."--Martha Stewart This is a very useful and important book for anyone who owns furniture antique, modern, or new or anyone who plans to fix or restore it. Martha Stewart"show more

About Christophe Pourny

Christophe Pourny is one of the most esteemed furniture restorers in the business. Descended from a long line of artisans, he was reared in his father's atelier in the South of France and apprenticed at his uncle Pierre Madel's legendary antiques shop on rue Jacob in Paris. Today, Pourny restores furniture out of his own atelier in Brooklyn, New York.show more

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