American Period Furniture





Listed are some other sites related to period furniture and related material.  Please feel free to send contact these people.  

Society of American Period Furniture Makers - dedicated to study and reproduction of 17th and 18th century furniture

Instructional Sites:

Nick Cook Wood Turner - nationally known wood turning

Classical Wood Carving - Ian Agrell is British wood carver

International Wood Collectors - society dedicated to the study of wood, sharing of samples and exchange of wood

Decorative Furniture Veneering - Paul Schurch teaches decorative veneering and sells high end veneered furniture

Period Furniture Construction and Techniques. Al Breed is one of the few exceptional instructors who is also an accomplished professional period furniture maker. Making period pieces that are duplicates of family heirlooms in museums around the U.S. and operating an excellent training facility in New England Allan Breed

Period Furniture Construction and Techniques. Jeff Headley comes from a long line of period furniture makers. He and his brother, Mack, are known as excellent teachers and makers. Jeff is an excellent instructor who is very generous with his time and sharing of his talents. His school is Woodworking Workshops of the Shenandoah Valley - WWOTSV


Veneer and rare woods – Carlton’s Rare Woods

Shellac Supplies -


Colonial Williamsburg - Home of SAPFM annual meetings and woodworking symposiums

DeWitt Wallace Gallery

Winterthur Furniture - the Grand Master of period furniture

New Hampshire Furniture Makers

MESDA - Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts

Maryland  Historical Society

Boston Museum Fine Arts

New York Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) 

Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts

Bayou Bend Museum - Houston


Informational Sites:

Hide Glue:

Deller Conservation Group

Bjorn Industries (experts and suppliers)

French Polish and Use of Shellac

American Restores article

Deller Conservation Group

Natural Handyman Article

Tutorial on French Polish

Shellac Supplies -

c/o Ken Johnson
Marietta, Georgia 








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