Creating Historic Furniture Finishes Video Download

Creating Historic Furniture Finishes Video Download

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Create a Classic Finish!

Are you interested in giving your new furniture the look of a priceless antique? Creating Historic Furniture Finishes demonstrates the simple tools and techniques needed to finish furniture like artisans used hundreds of years ago. Join Don Williams and get the answers to your curiosities about historic finishing. You'll learn to prepare your tools and materials and will have the opportunity to apply your newfound knowledge. Learn from the historic finishing professional in this 2+ hour video.

Order your copy today to learn:

  • All about shellacs and plant-based finishes.
  • How to burnish to a final sheen.
  • The expert techniques for French polishing.
  • How to use wax as a filler and a final finish, and so much more!
Follow Don Williams' expert advice and you'll be well on your way to creating historic furniture finishes. Don will take you step-by-step through the techniques he developed while restoring some of America's finest antiques at the Smithsonian Institution!

About the Author:

Don Williams is a conservator, education and scholar, having worked almost three decades as a Senior Furniture Conservator at the Smithsonian Institution. He has published articles in Popular Woodworking Magazine and is now working on two books: the annotated translation of J.A. Roubo's 1765 masterpiece "L'Art du Menuisier" and an exquisitely illustrated book on the H.O. Studley tool cabinet and workbench.

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Free video with your purchase: Don Williams will demonstrate how to carve a polishing tool.