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This accessible, practical guide clearly explains new and traditional techniques for renovating and restoring period and second-hand furniture. "Restoration Recipes" contains over 20 projects showing start-to-finish furniture restorations and illustrated recipe-style instructions. Packed with information on where to purchase period furniture, how to detect the original from the clever reproduction, the tools and materials needed for careful restoration, how to combat infestation and rot and how best to prepare furniture, "Restoration Recipes" provides the know-how to bring old furniture back to life. Projects include chairs, tables, desks, chests of drawers and mirrors all with detailed instructions and photographs to take you through every stage of the project with a complete list of materials and equipment needed.Biografía del autor:
Julia de Bierre and James Bain Smith run Castle Workshops, a series of courses on restoration, fine furniture, period painting techniques and decorative effects, based at the Chateau de Lucens in Switzerland. James trained as an artist at the Royal Academy School in London and is also an expert on period and specialist finishes. Julia worked in antiques and interior design before being invited to curate the collection of furniture at the Chateau de Lucens.
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Descripción QUADRILLE PUBLISHING, 2006. Paperback. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P111844002780