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Download a Searchable Guide to ‘The Book of Plates’

Some readers have requested a searchable “Table of the Plates” to accompany the printed version of A.-J. Roubo’s “The Book of Plates.” So we have created this word-searchable pdf that you can download by merely clicking the link below. Book … Continue reading

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Roubo on Light

With the recent discussion of shop light and window direction, I thought it would be interesting to post a short excerpt from A.J. Roubo on shop light. While I don’t recall Roubo discussing the direction the windows should face, he … Continue reading

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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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