This is an essential guide to restoration techniques for antique furniture, and a comprehensive directory of tools, materials and equipment. It provides step-by-step instructions for everyday restoration techniques, including fixing loose joints, repairing broken chair legs and reviving surfaces. It also provides information on specialist skills, such as turning, upholstery, gilding, marquetry and parquetry. It includes seven in-depth projects, including repairing an 18th-century carved chair and restoring a badly fire-damaged Regency table. Antique furniture often needs attention to treat scratches, dents or water marks or complicated structural damage. This lavishly illustrated and informative book, written by and photographed in one of the world's leading workshops, shows how this is achieved using traditional materials, tools and techniques. Easy-to-follow steps are illustrated along with tips that have been passed through generations of restorers, giving the reader the confidence to begin restoring their own pieces. With information on the history and construction of furniture, this book will enable any budding restorer to learn the skills required to enjoy the immense satisfaction that comes from seeing an old or damaged piece of antique furniture restored once again to its original glory.