The Furniture Bible
Your furniture makes your house a home. Learn to restore, care, and maintain it for the long haul with Christophe Pourny’s The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture. This 304 page tome briefly covers the provenance and history of furniture, then delves deeper into techniques Pourny himself employs to restore finer pieces, including ceruse, water gilding, vernis anglais, and many more, complete with step-by-step photographs to guide even the inexperienced. And for more involved DIYers, he even includes recipes to make your own waxes, stains, and varnishes.
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