Category Archives: To Make as Perfectly as Possible

Update on the Deluxe ‘Roubo on Furniture’

The deluxe edition of “Roubo on Furniture” is currently at the bindery in New Mexico. There, in addition to binding the pages, employees are making the custom slipcases for the books. The latest word we have from the bindery is … Continue reading

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On Sale: Roubo ‘Pied du Roi’ Rulers

When translating Andre Roubo’s “l’Art du menuisier,” we debated converting all of his dimensions to U.S. Customary Units or metric. After some discussion, we decided to leave them as-is for the same reason that we tried to maintain Roubo’s writing … Continue reading

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The Mentors: Hayward & Roubo

It was never supposed to happen like this, but I’m a believer in fate. During the last seven days we have closed the books – so to speak – on two of the projects that have dogged us every day … Continue reading

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Another Early Bird: ‘Roubo on Furniture’ Standard Edition

Good news: The printing plant has completed the standard edition of “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture” more than two weeks ahead of schedule. The book will arrive in the warehouse on Monday and will almost certainly ship … Continue reading

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Now Taking Orders for the Deluxe ‘Roubo on Furniture’

Last night at dinner I laid out the finances involved in printing the deluxe “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture,” and I think I saw the blood drain out of my wife’s face – just a little bit. … Continue reading

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A Video Tour of a Deluxe Roubo Book

If you have never seen one of our deluxe versions of “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry,” this tour will give you a small taste of the scale of the book and the quality of its components. … Continue reading

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Meet the Author: Don Williams

Don Williams says his love of learning was probably fostered by the fact that his father was going through seminary when he was a child. Don grew up in a household without television. Instead, his family listened to classical music … Continue reading

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