Unless you’re living in a house full of MDF and plastic, chances are, you paid good money for all the furniture in your abode. And like other costly investments, you’ll want to preserve their utility for an extended period of time. If you’re not quite sure how to make that happen, “The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture” is here to help.
Created by Christopher Pourny, it’s a comprehensive yet accessible hardcover manual detailing everything you need to know about updating, restoring, and caring for your beloved furnishings. Whether your home is filled with family heirlooms, antique pieces, or articles crafted by local artisans, this book shows you how to properly extend their respective useful lives.
The Furniture Bible contains 304 pages of detailed instruction that cover everything from fixing broken table legs to covering up scratches to properly cleaning different types of surfaces. It gives readers step by step instructions on each repair and refinishing technique, complete with full-color photographs that ensure you can see exactly how everything is done. For even clearer understanding, each of those techniques are shown at work in real-life refinishing projects, taking readers from the start to finish of work on a veneered table, an ebonized desk, a gilt frame, and more.
If you own furniture that you’d actually like to keep around for as long as they’ll hold up, there’s no reason not to pick up a copy of the Furniture Bible. It’s available now, priced at $23.33.