Offert en anglais seulement
This biannual publication celebrates the preservation, research and restoration of historic furniture. Its multi-disciplinary approach brings together the perspectives of furniture makers, conservators and scholars to span woodworking past and present, with focus on pre-industrial tools and methods.
In this issue, Joshua Klein considers the values and practices of historical house builders in a project to relocate, restore and rebuild an 1821 New England Cape home. Michael Updegraff describes the loss of connection with the land resulting from the Industrial Revolution in America, and paint maker Michiel Brouns looks to traditional ways and materials for preserving structures and objects.
Douglas Brooks shares insights gained from his apprenticeships with Japanese handcraft masters, researcher Agnes Chang visits a master planemaker in Taiwan, and Marshall Scheetz replicates a coopered drinking vessel.
Mike Updegraff interviews Seth Gebel, who uses natural materials to build features on mountain bike trails, and George Walker explains how the knowledge base of period artisans allowed them to create, adapt and improvise their work without needing precisely drawn plans.
Also included in this issue is a recommendation of the book Early American Wooden Ware by Mary Earle Gould, and an examination of the Scandinavian kubbestol, an ancient chair form made from a tree stump.
More like a book than a typical magazine, it is printed on heavy stock paper and richly illustrated with color photos. Sold as a single issue, not a subscription.
Softcover, 144 pages, 2023.