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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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Artistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Woodturning

    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.

Skills

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

estimate restoration costs use authentic crafting techniques manipulate metal paint decorative designs engraving technologies produce copies of valuable objects remove paint sell furniture engrave patterns sell household goods manipulate glass fix minor scratches prepare furniture for application of paint apply restoration techniques art history carve materials handle delivery of furniture goods furniture industry metalworking pass on trade techniques design original furniture evaluate restoration procedures select restoration activities specialise in an area of history produce customised tools organic building materials repair furniture parts