How To Restore Antique Furniture
How to Restore Antique Furniture is a hands-on guide to the care and repair of a range of furniture types. Beginning with a history of furniture construction, which introduces the techniques to be found in pieces from various periods, the book discusses the qualities and applications of most common wood types, offering advice on tools and accessories. Among the topics covered are dismantling furniture; removing old nails, screws, and glue; repairing dowel, knuckle, mortise, and tenon joints; mending damaged turnings; tackling veneers and marquetry; and restoring glass, keys, and locks. Colin Holcombe is a professional furniture restorer and the author of An Introduction to Woodwork and Marquetry Techniques.
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