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How to Lacquer a Plain Wooden Chair

How to Lacquer a Plain Wooden Chair

The imitation of oriental lacquerwork has a long and rich tradition in the West. It is still popular today, and is used as a decorative technique for giving fur­niture a facelift. A number of highly colourful styles were used in the past, but the simplest for the ama­teur to imitate is gold-and-black lacquerwork. In this […]

How to Build a Deck Chair

How to Build a Deck Chair

A new folding deck chair can be a much needed, relaxing addition to any deck or outside space. This type of deck chair folds for easy, fast and convenient storage. It is fully customizable so it can match any design or decorative scheme. You can mix fabrics and looks with your new deck chair. This […]

How to Stamp a Chair

How to Stamp a Chair

Stamping or block printing was one of the earliest means by which fabrics were decorated mechanical­ly. The method is simple: a relief image is carved onto a wooden block, dipped into ink, paint or dye, and then stamped onto a surface. By the eighteenth century many of the Indian calicoes or ‘chints’ (a type of […]