George Grotz: The Furniture Doctor

Of furnitureExploding the Myth f the Chippendale Gang Love it stamped My ne and nly master I m glad to see that this book is still in print This book has been my go to reference for refinishing and restoring furniture since the 1970 s It may seem to be a bit dated but if you follow George Grotz s lead you will have some very satisfying results restoring your antiue finds Just don t touch the finish A Chance Acquaintance on a piece that might have been touched by George Washington While somef the information is not nly ut f date but completely unethical there are useful sections n furniture styles dating methods and identification The Wallflower's Revenge of wood species A goodve. Dition with complete information n proper repair and refinishing techniues from.

If you enjoy buying ld furniture and refinishing it War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 or just help with identifying the period it was made this is a wonderful book for you I first stumbledver my 1962 copy the Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World original edition in a used bookstore My copy is now dog earedne corner completely chewed ff and I wouldn t replace it for anything though I am happy to see the book is still available to new customers It not nly covers how to identify finishes so you ll get ff n the correct foot and will know what grade steel wool to use but also provides a short history f furniture styles the subtitle is Being Practical information for everybody about the care repair and refinishing. The best selling guide to keeping furniture in the finest and most beautiful con.

Rview n how to make that Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together old beat up chair work as good as new yet still show it s wonderful patina from age Grotz includes many tips and tricks such as using vinegar to loosenld glue but in his section tools f the trade his crude drawings My edition has no photo s don t really do justice to what he s written The information is there and invaluable but may reuire the reader auire some knowledge and experience beforehand to really appreciate and understand his narratives A fun read the uncle George stories are funny and the finishing advice still works Flexner is a better and much modern author n this subject thoughAlso covers faking and fakes. The legendary expert n antiues and their restorationB W photographs throughout.

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