Faux and distressed finishes: A “start to finish” look at creating a hand-rubbed black lacquer finish.

hand-rubbed-lacquer-finish Faux and distressed finishes: A "start to finish" look at creating a hand-rubbed black lacquer finish.

I find the processes used in the workshop fascinating, and though others might enjoy it if I share some of them here. Today we look at the steps taken from start to finish to create one type of finish: a slightly distressed thick black lacquer finish with hand rubbed  edges. In this example case, the […]

The ultimate comprehensive english/Chinese dictionary of chinese furniture vocabulary and terms

I have seen this list floating around on the internet (though I have no idea where it originally came from). Though some terms are region-specific, its nevertheless very comprehensive with over 450 different terms. Chinese Pinyin English 朵云双螭纹 duǒ yún shuāng chī wén Cloud surrounded by confronting dragons motif. In order to make it a […]

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