Knowledge Source…Federal Inlays, etc.
I have been reading Jefferey Greene’s American Furniture of the 18th Century, and want to know much more about how to make and let-in the inlays, stringing, banding, etc in Federal style furniture.
Can anyone point me to some good books on the subject? Historical perspective is great, but I’m also very interested in how to do it today, from a period furniture reproduction standpoint. I know Rob Millard has been kind enough in the past to share an ‘overview’ of how he does his incredible work, but I’d like to find book(s) that I can study and refer to as necessary.
Thanks in advance,
PS, don’t hesitate to recommend any other period furniture books (queen anne, chippendale, or federal) that you think are outstanding with respect to history or technique.
Eric, Steve Latta's name is one I hear with some frequency regarding Federal and period furniture. You might want to try a Google search on him -- I did so and came up with a bunch of references.
You might also want to check out the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (http://www.sapfm.org). I would imagine they have quite a list of resources.
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If you have old copies of FW, check the magazine index on FW site for inlay. Steve Latta had an article a couple years ago. I also recall seeing one on making a sunburst pattern. I used an article from a few years ago on making an oval with string inlay around it.
I haven't found any books I like on the subject. I'd really like to see someone like Steve Latta or Rob Millard write a book on Federal inlays and veneering.
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