Product Reference: LAP-ROF
By Donald C. Williams, Michele Pietryka-Pagán & Philippe Lafargue
Representing a decade of work by an international team, this book is the first English translation of the 18th-century masterpiece: "l'art du Menuisier" by André-Jacob Roubo. This, second volume, covers Roubo's writing on woodworking tools, the workshop, joinery and building furniture.
"Roubo on Furniture" is filled with insights into working wood and building furniture that are difficult or impossible to find in both old and modern woodworking books. Unlike many woodworking writers of the 18th century Roubo was a traditionally trained and practicing joiner. He interviewed fellow craftsmen from other trades to gain a deep and nuanced view of their practices. He learned to draw, so almost all of the illustrations in this book came from his hand.
The above facts are important because many early woodworking books are filled with information that is not quite right and drawings that were made by non-woodworkers. Not so with Roubo.
No matter what sort of woodworking you do or your skill level, Lost Art Press think "Roubo on Furniture" will expand greatly your knowledge of how fine furniture was (and still should be) built.
Like all Lost Art Press books, "Roubo on Furniture" is made entirely in the United States with quality binding and materials. All of the acid-free pages are sewn together and then bonded with a fiber tape so the book will not fall apart. The cover is a heavy and stiff board covered with cotton cloth. The book is 8½" x 12" (the same width and height as "Roubo on Marquetry") and is 472 pages (almost 2" thick).
Please note this is a 2kg book!!