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Title:
Restoration recipes
Author:
De Bierre, Julia.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
176 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
"A paint recipes book"--Cover.

"Techniques for repairing and refinishing fine furniture"--Cover.

Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780811825108
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The latest in the best-selling Paint Recipes series, Restoration Recipes takes readers beyond the quick fix with tips, techniques, and recipes for refurbishing quality furniture for beautiful, lasting results. With the same unique format and practical style as its predecessors, Restoration Recipes covers a host of traditional and modern methods for restoring antique and heirloom pieces made of wood, glass, metal, and leather. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions guide readers through the 21 restoration projects with ease and confidence.


Author Notes

James Bain Smith and Julia De Bierre 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.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Where to purchasep. 8
What to look out forp. 10
Part 1 Getting Startedp. 12
Understanding woodp. 14
Before you beginp. 22
Tools and materialsp. 24
Infestation and rotp. 36
Cleaning and strippingp. 38
Consolidationp. 43
Metal fittingsp. 67
Upholsteryp. 72
Part 2 Surfacesp. 80
Surface repairsp. 82
Veneer repairsp. 88
French polishingp. 94
Working with gesso and gildingp. 100
Painted, stained, and waxed finishesp. 108
Part 3 Projectsp. 124
List of suppliersp. 172
Indexp. 173
Acknowledgmentsp. 176