With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture



With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture

Contributing authors: Donald C. Williams, Michele Pietryka-Pagan, Philippe Lafargue, Christopher Schwarz, Michael Mascelli and Jonathan Thornton

The first English translation of the 18th-century masterpiece: l’art du Menuisier by master woodworker André-Jacob Roubo.

This comprehensive volume covers Roubo’s writing on woodworking tools, the workshop, joinery and building furniture, and will surely expand your technical know-how no matter your skill level or what sort of woodworking you do.

In addition to the translated text and images from the original, almost all of which were drawn by Roubo himself, this text also includes five contemporary essays on Roubo’s writing by craftsmen Christopher Schwarz, Don Williams, Michael Mascelli, Philippe Lafargue and Jonathan Thornton.

For further reading, see also To Make As Perfectly As Possible: Roubo on Marquetry

Lost Art Press, 2017. Hardcover, 8.5" x 12", 472 acid free pages.