The Furniture Bible
Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore, and Care for Furniture
By Christopher Pourny
Christopher Pourny sees the potential beauty in every piece he restores.
Now you can find that beauty in your own furniture- from antiques to midcentury pieces, family heirlooms to funky flea-market finds- and draw it out using clean simple techniques. Each one of these techniques (ceruse, vernis anglais, and water gliding, among many others) is illustrated with full-color, step-by-step photographs. And each is demonstrated in real-world refinishing projects. A truly comprehensive guide to everything you need to know to restore, update, and care for your own pieces, the book also includes an illustrated history of furniture; care and maintenance information, such as how to clean leather, polish hardware, fix a broken leg, replace felt pads, and more; and recipes to make your own wax, shellac, varnish, and stain.