2 days to give your furniture a second life
Are you afraid to start on your own, you do not have space to realize it?
We propose a two-day course with the decorator painter Ophélie Chaumat
A material long used by men
Wood has always been favored for construction, furnishing, or for insulation or heating. Mulberry bark was used for paper by the Chinese. Also, wood always had an important place in art.
Wood is an essential material in architecture, used in every type of construction from parquet floor to framework. Houses and buildings are always more or less made of wood, as well as pieces of furniture, boats, musical instruments...
Wood is used so much because it has many benefits : robust, insulating, durable, ecological thanks to sustainably managed forests, also pleasant to use. Moreso, some problem inherent to its use have now been counteracted : for instance, wood-eating organisms are now disposed of with specific products.
The cabinetmaker and the carpenter don’t work the same way. The carpenter makes pieces of furniture or solid wood structures, while the cabinetmaker, after having built a wood structure, covers it with a thin layer of fine wood, called veneer. The cabinetmaker ths has to pay attention to the different natures and shapes of wood all throughout the process of creation.
Marquetry is another wood art, it’s a decor the marquetry cabinetmaker builds from veneer, after a drawing, in order to give them a particular shape. He then assembles them, forming a whole that will be pasted on a support, like a painting or a piece of furniture.
That art developed especially during the Trecento in Italia, then was used a lot for Louis XIV and Louis XV style furniture.
The different types of wood
Based on the weather, different trees develop and generate different types of wood. With a temperate climate, we will have conifers such as pine, and fir, or hardwood such as aspen or birch. Some, like fruit trees, among others, are not grown for their wood, like cherry for example, but they can still be useful in cabinetmaking and marquetry.
The most common types of wood
Oak is the traditional type of wood for framework, along with chestnut and spruce, for they don’t rot. Oak was also used a lot in naval construction.
Charm and maple are very useful for heating, because they produce more heat per cubic meter than most types.
Cabinetmaking types of wood
Cherry is a light brown wood that can replace mahogany, and is used to make solid furniture in carpentry, as well as veneering.
Walnut is a low density, colorful and veined wood, favored for veneering.
Maple is a very light, almost white wood, and one of the most favored type for cabinetmakers.
Plane tree is a light, solid and moisture resistant type, although a bit dificult to use sometimes.
Fir is a light and quite solid wood, used for solid furniture, and also for parquet floors and stairs.
Exotic wood, such as mahogany, ebony, yew and lemon tree, is especially used in marquetry[:] Read more…
For a special emission , Michel Cymes and Stéphane Thebauten came visit l’Etablisienne. Follow them with HLProduction video for La Maison France 5.
Jeremy is passionnated by art and design. His many experiences have allowed him to diversify his initial training followed in the Companions of Duty as a roofer and gradually shifting to decoration. Read more…
A consignment specialized in furniture and decorative objects: chairs, tables, mirrors, frames, lamps … but also tools, materials, ironware.
And why not swap the furniture that you no longer use against hours of free service.
Flush the centerpiece of the next season and anticipate desires, this is the job of Sylvie Trévalinet, La Nomade du Design.
Specializing in the promotion of unknown talents, back from her travels, Sylvie reports lamps wood or paper, rattan or wooven hands armchairs but also furniture in lacquered metal.
From Tuesday, October 16, you will see at the Etablisienne a selection of furniture and objects one more desirable than others.
To learn how to use this tool : watch the on line training (only in french)
A few examples:
A simple chair in good condition: 6 hours
A gold mirror with an average size: 8 hours
An armchair in good condition: 20 hours
By appointment at 01 43 46 35 32
The Etablisienne reserves the right to refuse an object.
Cutting Capacity at 90 ° 51 mm
Depth of cut at 45 ° 40mm
Workshop : Circular saws
Jigsaw cordless piercing extremely compact: perfect handling, even for curved cuts in tight spaces. Unobstructed view of the cutting line with LED lighting and powerful function of wind performance chips.
Gradual easing function for a perfect primer for sawing and precise plunge cuts.