Reporter: Furniture Making & Restoration

Apr. 28, 2020 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Furniture Making & Restoration vol.17 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

Once all the pieces of the chair have been completely cleaned off by hot water, use the bisturi to gently clean off the rest of excessive dirt. The piles of dust and molds have been collected over t… [Read more]


Mar. 06, 2020 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Furniture Making & Restoration vol.16 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

Condition check my second restoration piece. In Renato’s atelier, along the ceiling there are dozens of old chairs stacked up together and lived through years of stories which have been collected on… [Read more]


Feb. 19, 2020 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Furniture Making & Restoration vol.15 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

Use bisturi to scratch the surface to remove the unwanted paint splashes. While scratching, the previous tint/paint/varnish might peel off as well and be careful to not damage by removing too much. … [Read more]


Feb. 04, 2020 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Furniture Making & Restoration vol.14 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

Overall and detailed inspection of the bench condition. Church bench which Renato has found and has been kept in the studio. Covered with dust and layers of paint splashes covered with wood tints. … [Read more]


Jan. 10, 2020 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Furniture Making & Restoration vol.13 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

Start of the first restoration piece, a leg of the ancient mirror frames. Due to the humidity and layers of the piled dust, use the Universal Enferner (Remover) to clean corners & surfaces. To use… [Read more]


Dec. 10, 2019 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Furniture Making & Restoration vol. 12 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

The process of finishing a piece of wood. When the chisel has been carved out of shape, after finishing the wood cutting process, clean the rough surfaces with a bistori. With the bistori, you can m… [Read more]


Nov. 09, 2019 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Furniture Making & Restoration vol.11 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

Another engraving method. As I have used the handed blades previously, there are many different curves, flatness, and thickness of tools in the studio. To make the traditional picture frames, I’ve u… [Read more]


Nov. 01, 2019 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Furniture Making & Restoration vol.10 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

Documentation of completed inlay panels. Ponte Vecchio is one of the most fascinating constructions in Firenze. It the only bridge which has survived through since 1345. A secret corridor… [Read more]


Oct. 30, 2019 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Furniture Making & Restoration vol.9 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

Wood carving lessons. To understand the basic of wood joints, there are few methods to be used. First basic joint is half lap. Cut half of the front 2-3cm part of the wooden stick and collapse togethe… [Read more]


Oct. 26, 2019 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Furniture Making & Restoration vol.8 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

Academia spring holiday week In spring break I went back to Paris. We spent the afternoon before the flight, heading for Milan, which took about two and a half hours by bus. "Fondazione Prada" headin… [Read more]


Oct. 24, 2019 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Furniture Making & Restoration vol.7 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

Once the gommalacca has been dried off using 98percent alcohol to gently wipe the excessive off. Using the fountain pen and Ink, follow through the design of polished plate of the vase. I have inter… [Read more]


Oct. 10, 2019 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Furniture Making & Restoration vol.6 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

Once the animal glue on inlay plates has been complete dried off, you will witness the gaps in between the positive and negative space. To mend the gaps in between, mix gesso powder with color powde… [Read more]


Oct. 03, 2019 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Furniture Making & Restoration vol.5 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

Inlay of personal designed flower. I’ve designed my interpretation of a flower. Four layers of wood sheets and sandwich with thicker boards to protect. Mindfully cut out the pieces and repeat the sa… [Read more]


Oct. 02, 2019 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Furniture Making & Restoration vol.4 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

The jar-shaped design is a practice that follows the original Guiseppe Magiolini, an Italian 18th century furnituremaker. The inlays of his clean design remained historically in the furniture, and… [Read more]


Sep. 30, 2019 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Furniture Making & Restoration vol.3 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

As the flower plates has been glued with animal glue, gently peel off the newspaper. To complete to remove the surface, soak a sponge in hot water to easily remove the animal glue. Gently sub the su… [Read more]


May. 10, 2019 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Furniture Making & Restoration vol.2 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

Animal Glue, the old and traditional adhesive, containing gelatin and create connecting tissues by boiling in dual pot. Which allows the glue to not be directly heated by fire, in addition of some w… [Read more]


Apr. 26, 2019 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Furniture Making & Restoration vol.1 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

As my arrival to Florence, dear friend; Oceane has come to see me over the weekend. Since the departure from Paris till now, 7-8 months, seeing her glowing face and still long hanging beautiful dr… [Read more]