This early manual is a fascinating read for any carpentry enthusiast or historian, but contains much information that is still useful and practical today. The primary aim is to furnish workers with information and practical suggestions, regarding the repair and refinishing of Antique and all other types of furniture. It is written in a form which is easy to read and understand, and it is intended to be used as a manual during the work. A comprehensive and informative look at the subject illustrated by extensive diagrams and photographs. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.