Considered to be one of the most beautiful ways to finish wood, French polishing is virtually unique in that polish applied today will adhere to polish first applied a hundred years ago. This means that, providing the original French polished surface is still intact, there is no need to strip it off and start again when restoring an antique piece. It also makes it the perfect finish to ensure that a new item of furniture will become an heirloom. This no-nonsense guide to the process of applying layers of shellac to create a high-gloss surface includes all you need to know from choosing materials and setting up your workshop to preparing the surface and applying the finish. There is also a section on resolving common problems and plenty of helpful, practical tips. Whether you are an accomplished woodworker or a wood finishes novice this book will lead you through the history of French polishing and then explain, in a clear and straightforward way, how to carry out the process. There is one project - one to restore an existing finish and one to apply the polish to a new item of furniture - that are fully illustrated and thoughtfully explained.
This text contains a concise and detailed guide to the art of French polishing. Complete with helpful diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions, this guide is perfect for those with little or no experience in French polishing and makes for a great addition to collections of DIY literature. The sections of this book include: 'Shellac', 'What French Polishing Is', 'The Polishing Workshop', 'The Polishing Rubber', 'Preparing Surfaces', 'Preparing New Wood', 'Wax Stopping', 'Fillers and Filling', 'Fatting of Bodying-In', 'Bodying-up or Working-Up', 'Colouring', 'Spiriting', 'Supporting', 'Work for Polishing', and more. This antique book has been elected for modern republication due to its instructional value, and we are proud to republish it now complete with a new introduction on French polishing.
Originally published in 1934, this guide to French Polishing contains a wealth of knowledge for anyone who wants to find out more about the subject, and also for those who are in the trade and wish to know more about methods and techniques. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include: The Improving and Preparation of Furniture Woods Stains and Imitations French Polishing Cheap Work Re-Polishing Old Work Spirit Varnishing General Instructions Enamelling American Polishing Processes Miscellaneous Recipes Materials Used
This book deals in non-technical language with everything that the average handyman will need to know about the staining and French polishing of various woods. The author has concentrated on the processes that are most useful, explaining them thoroughly. The chapters of this book include: The Steps in French Polishing, Preparing the Surface, Staining the Wood, Water Stains, Spirit Stains, Oil Stains, Stains to Use, Graining, Oiling, Filling the Grain, Fillers, Stopping, The Polishing Rubber, The Polish, Polishing, Bodying-in, The Pounce Bag, et cetera. This antique book has been elected for modern republication due to the timeless nature of the information contained within, and we are proud to republish it here complete with a new introduction on French Polishing.
Contained within this book is a detailed guide to French polishing, including information on technique, tools, materials, and much more. Comprising simple, step-by-step instructions coupled with detailed, helpful illustrations, this text is perfect for those with little or no experience in the subject and makes for a valuable addition to collections of DIY or woodworking literature. The chapters of this book include: 'The Workshop', 'The Bench', 'Brushes and Miscellaneous Items', 'Polishes and Varnishes', 'Fillers', 'Preparation', 'Staining', 'Filling-In', 'Fadding-In', 'Colouring and Matching', 'Varnishing', 'Bodying', 'Finishing', 'Polishing Period Furniture', 'Preservation and Renovation', and many more. We are proud to republish this text here complete with a new introduction on French Polish.
Release on 2011-09 | by Philippa Barstow,Alan Waterhouse
Author: Philippa Barstow,Alan Waterhouse
Pubpsher: Stobart Davies Limited
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
This is the definitive guide to French polishing. It covers every aspect of polishing and repolishing all types of furniture and woodwork, both antique and newly made. It gives practical guidance on all materials and techniques, going right back to basics. Unlike any book before it shows how to tackle several individual pieces of furniture and the different problems they pose. And it is full of before-and-after photographs that really show the outstanding results you can achieve. The aim is to demystify the art of French polishing and bring its practice into the realm of all interested people. It aims to help absolute beginners through to experienced polishers with problems.
: A Practical Step by Step Guide to Understanding Every Detail about French Polishing.
Author: Anon Richard
French polishing can be used on a variety of surfaces from musical instruments, to floors and fine furniture. The technique restores wooden surfaces by removing scratches, watermarks and even dents and gouges.French polishing is one of the most beautiful ways of finishing mahogany and oak antique furniture. With this guide, I will walk you through all aspects of French polishing from applying shellac to achieve a warm glowStep-by-step instructions for restoring an old finish to its former beauty using traditional techniques Properly preparing the wood surface before beginning Choosing the right products and materials to do the job among others... Get a copy of this book today, CLICK ON BUY NOW
Superb guide to every aspect of the craft combines practical instruction with more than 1,000 photos and diagrams. Projects range from simple — boxes, chests, chairs — to complex — tables, cabinets, beds.