Can i become a carpenter after a furniture studies course?
im thinking in doing furniture studies at college.
)stuff that we do with the course)
Antique Furniture Restorers
Reproduction Furniture Makers
Kitchen and Bedroom Furniture Makers
Managers in the Furniture Industry
Self-employed with own thriving businesses.
Question answered by Doc Martin
In many jurisdictions cabinetry/fine carpentry is a four year apprenticeship.
I am Looking for furniture Buyer?
We are indonesian based wholesale furniture company of antique reproduction furniture, antique reproductions, chippendale furniture, bedroom furnitures, dining room furnitue. Our best selling furnitur consists of home furnishings, french furniture, classic furniture, teak indoor indonesia furniture, bars. Currenly, we are looking for worldwide buyer. where i can get them?
Question answered by find s
Check foreign embassies or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for free information on buyers and importers for your product.
I opened a antique furniture reproduction showroom in Las Vegas. How can I get clients to actually come in?
We have been selling worldwide for 4 years. Recently opened a showroom to showcase our products. I have tried every form of advertising possible, but still cannot get right clientele to come in to see amazing and beautiful furniture. I am at a loss of what to do. I network 4 nights a week, website, trade shows, local newspaper has written editorial twice, postcards to upscale homes, blogs, brochures. I am off the beaten path, but still on a major road. Is there something I am missing?
Question answered by redrumkev911
Advertise to tourist and offer "Free shipping" so that they can look while in town, buy and then go home and have it come to their house, since most people fly there, they can not take furniture with them.
I would advertise in the free papers that are given out on the strip and downtown.
For locals, a TV commercial would do great.
Also, call the local newspaper and see if they want to do a story about your company, which will give you a good review and get your name out to people.
Are there any good furniture websites to find 1940's reproduction furniture?
I am getting ready to finally redecorate my house. I have a vision of 1940's furniture some art deco some not. If anyone can recommend a great source for reproduction furniture it would be most appreciated!! Thank you in advance and have a great week!
Question answered by Traveler
this site has all the catalogs for the different reproduction compaines. It should help you out!
What artists use chairs/furniture in their work?
I am a GCSE Art student and currently working on a still life based on chairs. For my coursework, I need to include an artist reference that relates to my still life. What artists have used chairs or furniture as a theme in their work, or in a series of pieces?
Unfortunately it has to be a central theme in the piece. Are there any contemporary artists who have done a piece or series of pieces based on chairs or furniture?
Question answered by guess who at large
Hi! There are so many!
Van Gogh - Chair
Cezanne - The Card Players
Degas (many paintings):
Portraits in an Office
The Bellelli Family.
J. S. Sargent (many)
Look at Vermeer:
Bonnard, Vuillard, Van Eyck, Manet, Jan Steen,
Andrew Wyeth, Frederick Frieseke...look:
Sorry... I had to limit the links:)
Polishing reproduction furniture?
My Bevan-funnel furniture needs brightening up, what sort of polish should I use?
Question answered by Anne M
Don't use anything that contains silicon. It is worth getting a good quality wood furniture polish and use as directed on the container. Anything with beeswax is good but you need to also polish after applying.
Personally i have all mahogany furniture and I use "Cedar All". It is an oil which "feeds" the wood and leaves a nice sheen. I use it twice maybe three times/year and just damp dust then polish with a soft cloth in between.
How to remove a dresser drawer from reproduction Louis Phillipe dresser?
this is the dark cherry colored wood sets found in furniture stores,I can not figure out how to remove the drawers for cleaning them.....the salesman at the furniture store didn't know either.
Question answered by Fat, Old, Bearded, Bald Guy
can you not lift them from the runners? Then pull them all the way?
What is it with famous painting reproductions being tacky and what is the solution?
I would like for people in the know to give me their opinion on why some interior designers (and others) think that handpainted reproductions of famous art (van Gogh, Picasso, etc.) are considered tacky and shouldn't be bought? What if there is a painting I really love like van Gogh's Starry Night Painting; what if any is the solution to displaying reproductions of famous paintings in a tasteful manner?
Question answered by Persiphone_Hellecat
INterior Designers (I am an Interior Architect) work for clients. It is their job to design something their client will enjoy living with. If you wanted reproduction Starry Nights, I would give them to you. But I would cringe. I have actually had clients ask me to find them a painting that is seven feet long and matches their sofa. Ugh. How totally tasteless to match your art to your furniture.
I would take you to galleries and show you original art in that vein you might like, but if you wanted Elvis on velvet or card playing dogs, as long as you were paying for my services, I would do it.
Pax - C
How do I know how old a piece of furniture is ?
I bought a sideboard at a yardsale a few years ago. Inside the top drawer it has a stamp that reads by drexel trademark. I know it is an older piece because the drawers don't have any rails and it is made of wood now that pressed wood product. If anyone knows how to get furniture dated please let me know.
Question answered by
You could take it to that show Antique Roadshow or search for their website and perhaps they have links - I am sure they do online or by phone for furniture stores /experts who would know the answer you are looking for. :o)
Here are some tips for buying it and this recommends seeing an antique dealer in your area - an expert:
You can find antique furniture to fit any decor, from country to contemporary. Let the buyer beware: Reproductions abound in the furniture field. Do your homework to make sure you're purchasing the real deal.
1. Become familiar with terms like cabriole legs that you're going to come across in advertisements and auction catalogs. (By the way, cabriole legs curve out like a cowboy's after too long in the saddle.)
2. Study the names (there can be more than one) of the styles you like best. Sellers classify their furniture by style--Louis XV, Queen Anne, Chippendale and so on.
3. Check the antiques section of your local bookstore or library for reference guides. The Internet is another good source for information and photographs of different furniture styles.
4. Visit a local museum. Seeing antique furniture up close will help you identify it in the field. Ask the curator for the names of trustworthy local dealers.
5. Learn to spot features that could affect the value of a piece such as damaged finish or joints, or unauthentic hardware. (See chart, next page.)
6. Get to know the local antique dealers and show them your wish list. They'll have contacts in other cities and states who can further your search. They will also be able to help you recognize a reproduction.
7. Go to an auction. For top-quality, top-dollar furniture, choose an auction house that guarantees what it sells. If you're not looking for a museum-quality piece, try a country auction, where you could find a bargain. (See How to Buy at Auction.)
8. Watch for estate sales. If you're lucky, a family member will be at the sale to tell you about the piece's provenance or history.
9. Look through antiquing newspapers and magazines for ads, or search the Internet for antique fairs specializing in furniture. (See How to Shop at an Antique Fair or Flea Market.)
10. Curb your desire for perfection in a piece of furniture that might be more than 100 years old. It should show signs of wear in places where you'd expect it, like the bottoms of chair legs and underneath drawer runners.
Definitions vary, especially regarding more recent items, but generally speaking, an antique is at least 100 years old. Everything newer than that falls into the collectible category.
Buy pieces you can use. Few of us have extra rooms we can fill with an untouchable collection of antique furniture.
If you know how to date a piece of furniture, you won't fall for a reproduction. Read one of the many books on the subject.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHERE TO LOOK IS IT OLD?
Hand-planing The bottom of a chair or drawer. If a seat bottom shows signs of hand-planing, it was probably made before 1810.
Construction Joints The joints between two pieces of wood. 18th-century furniture was often pegged and glued, not nailed. Look for irregularly shaped and spaced dovetails (notches cut in wood so pieces fit together like puzzle pieces). Until the last half of the 19th century, these were cut by hand and shouldn't be perfectly spaced or formed.
Size of Boards Tabletops and backs of dressers, bureaus. These should be built with one solid piece or different pieces of various widths if the piece is truly old. Perfectly sized and spaced boards indicate new construction.
Saw Marks On the backs of chests and under tables. Straight saw marks indicate the piece was made before the mid-18th century. Wavy lines (cut with a band saw) show it was made in the mid-18th to 19th century. Look for circular saw patterns in furniture made after that.
Secondary Wood Inside drawers and on dresser backs. The builders of old furniture used less-expensive wood in places where it wouldn't show. No secondary wood is a sure sign of new construction,and any plywood is a dead giveaway.
Original Paint Finish Cracks or dents in painted furniture. If the paint finish is original, exposed wood should appear in any cracks and gouges. If you spy paint down in the cracks and crevices, then it's been painted since the ding occurred.
Antique Glass Mirrors. Antique glass is very thin. Test by placing a coin on edge against the mirror. If the reflection is very close to the coin itself, almost touching it, the glass is old.
Wormholes On the surface of any wood piece. Stick a pin in the hole. If the pin goes straight through, the hole is manufactured. True wormholes are winding paths.
What to look for:
Wear and tear
Good places to get reproduction furniture?
Looking for reproduction furniture, mainly French in style. Know any good places that sells furniture like that that won't kill my bank account?
Question answered by Lina