Profession antique furniture reproducer
Antique furniture reproducers duplicate and recreate antique furniture. They prepare drawings and templates of the article, create, fit and assemble parts and finish the article after original specifications.
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- Realistic / Artistic
- Realistic / Investigative
Process of shaping wood on a lathe and its types, namely spindle turning and faceplate turning.
- Types of wood
Types of wood, such as birch, pine, poplar, mahogany, maple and tulipwood.
- Technical drawings
Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.
- Furniture trends
The latest trends and manfacturers in the furniture industry.
- Join wood elements
Bind wooden materials together using a variety of techniques and materials. Determine the optimal technique to join the elements, like stapling, nail, gluing or screwing. Determine the correct work order and make the joint.
- Apply a protective layer
Apply a layer of protective solutions such as permethrine to protect the product from damage such as corrosion, fire or parasites, using a spray gun or paintbrush.
- Decorate furniture
Use techniques such as gilding, silver-plating, framing or engraving to add specific decorations in the material of the furniture.
- Create wood joints
Use the proper tools and processes to create the joints where multiple pieces of wood fit together.
- Artificially age furniture
Use various techniques such as sanding, denting, painting and others to make new furniture look distressed and aged.
- Create smooth wood surface
Shave, plane and sand wood manually or automatically to produce a smooth surface.
- Do historical research
Use scientific methods to research history and culture.
- Contextualise artistic work
Identify influences and situate your work within a specific trend which may be of an artistic, aesthetic, or philosophical natures. Analyse the evolution of artistic trends, consult experts in the field, attend events, etc.
- Clean furniture
Remove dirt, marks and other unwanted material from furniture.
- Sand wood
Use sanding machines or hand tools to remove paint or other substances from the surface of the wood, or to smoothen and finish the wood.
- Operate wood sawing equipment
Operate various machinery and equipment to cut wood in different sizes and shapes.
- Create furniture frames
Construct a strong frame out of materials such as wood, metal, plastic, laminated boards, or a combination of the materials for furniture.