Category Archives: To Make as Perfectly as Possible, Roubo Translation

The Spaghetti Bowl

As I recall from years long past there is in Miami a notorious interchange known as “The Spaghetti Bowl,” no doubt the result of some distant urban planner making a dot on a map and saying, “This is where all … Continue reading

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Blemished Deluxe Roubo Books – 25 Percent Off

We have a small number of copies of our deluxe edition of “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry” that have bumped corners, small tears or blemishes in the cloth, or are missing a slipcase. All of the … Continue reading

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David Savage on ‘The Book of Plates’

Furniture maker David Savage has posted a review of “The Book of Plates” on his blog today. I wasn’t sure what he would think of the book. His furniture is so incredibly contemporary, that it would be easy for a … Continue reading

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You Didn’t Get This

Sweet mother of mercy I have been waiting a long time to post this entry. Question: Do you want a polissoir that looks and works exactly like the one shown in Roubo’s 18th-century masterwork? Answer: Why yes, I do. Click … Continue reading

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The Book of Plates of Books

I get asked a lot: Why is it called “The Book of Plates?” Couldn’t you have called it “Roubo’s Drawings” or something. What does the book have to do with dinnerware? The drawings in “l’Art du menuisier” were produced by … Continue reading

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A Message from the Wing-nut Ducks

Suzanne Ellison prepared this montage of swimming ducks from A.-J. Roubo’s “The Book of Plates” (plates 98, 294, 319 and 349) to remind you that you have only a day or so to order “The Book of Plates” and have … Continue reading

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Thank You ‘Book of Plates’

Whether or not you purchase “l’Art du Menuisier: The Book of Plates” makes no difference to me personally. I have my copy, and it is making my woodworking life more interesting. Today I finished up the first edit of the … Continue reading

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