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

  • Furniture trends

    The latest trends and manfacturers in the furniture industry.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

  • Types of wood

    Types of wood, such as birch, pine, poplar, mahogany, maple and tulipwood.

  • Woodturning

    Process of shaping wood on a lathe and its types, namely spindle turning and faceplate turning.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Artificially age furniture

    Use various techniques such as sanding, denting, painting and others to make new furniture look distressed and aged.

  • 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.

  • Decorate furniture

    Use techniques such as gilding, silver-plating, framing or engraving to add specific decorations in the material of the furniture.

  • Clean furniture

    Remove dirt, marks and other unwanted material from furniture.

  • Do historical research

    Use scientific methods to research history and culture.

  • Create smooth wood surface

    Shave, plane and sand wood manually or automatically to produce a smooth surface.

  • Create wood joints

    Use the proper tools and processes to create the joints where multiple pieces of wood fit together.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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