This is a guide for the practical amateur with a love for furniture in the home and garden. Divided into five chapters, it gives the reader an understanding of the background to domestic furniture and how it is made, and advice on methods and materials for its care and repair. Features include: how to recognize genuine and reproduction furniture; easy-to-follow tips and techniques on how to care for and repair household furniture; step-by-step illustrations and repair sequences; coverage of a wide range of materials; and a list of suppliers for specialist materials. The authors' previous books include "Collins Complete DIY Manual" and "Collins Complete Woodworker's manual".
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Albert Jackson is an acclaimed writer on DIY, home improvement and maintenance. With David Day, he has made many television appearances, and has presented two major BBC series on furniture making and renovation. His best-selling books include the Collins Complete DIY Manual, Collins Complete Woodworkers Manual and Collins Home Restoration Manual.
Albert Jackson and David Day are the authoritative writers on DIY, home improvement and maintenance. They have made many television appearances, and have presented two major BBC series on furniture making and renovation. Their best-selling books include the Collins Complete DIY Manual, Collins Complete Woodworkers Manual and Collins Home Restoration Manual.From the Back Cover:
THE ESSENTIAL STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE BUYING, REPAIRING AND FINISHING FURNITURE
• Over 700 full-colour illustrations and photographs
• From the authors of the bestselling 'Collins Complete DIY Manual ' and the 'Collins Complete Woodworkers Manual'
• Caters for all levels of skill and experience, from reviving drab finishes to replacing a broken chair leg
• Includes helpful hints on all surface finishes, from oil to French polish
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Book Description Collins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 4127307