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English Country Timber Description and French Translation

ENGLISH COUNTRY TIMBER DESCRIPTION and FRENCH TRANSLATION.

ENGLISH          FRENCH

ASH                       FRÊNE

A pale straight grained timber, prized for it’s elasticity. It has been used to make carriage wheels and is still used today to make Windsor chairs and Morgan car chassis.

BEECH          HÊTRE

A reasonably straight grained timber, with a dark fleck, usually lacking grain character. Used mainly for carcass […]

By |June 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Glossary of French Vintage Furniture Terms

Armoire: French wardrobe or cupboard, with 2 or more doors.

Banc: Bench.

Bonnetière: French cupboard or armoire with a single door.

 

Buffet:  French sideboard with 2 doors and sometimes drawers.

Buffet 2 corps: Similar to a buffet but with doors above.

Canape: French sofa normally part or fully upholstered.

Chaise: Chair

Chevet: Small side cupboard or bed side table.

Coffre: Coffer

Commode: A French […]

By |May 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to build a reproduction Farmhouse Dining Table

The first thing to do is work out the size of table required. I know this sounds obvious but unless you have a definite plan, you can easily make mistakes. Remember that if you are building a table in order to fit in a certain size room, that you need to be able not only […]

By |April 20th, 2017|Build, How to|0 Comments