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Wooden Artifacts Group Conservation Wiki
Welcome to the Wooden Artifacts specialty area of the Conservation Catalog wiki site.
Please consider contributing a small article or images to the WAG Wiki about subjects that you think are of interest to other WAG members. It can be works in progress, even incomplete articles.
Ideas and contributions can be sent to [email protected] or you can become a direct wiki contributor!
--RDeurenbergWilkinson, November 2, 2015 (UTC)
- 1 What is furniture conservation
- 2 History/ Styles
- 3 Materials
- 3.1 Wood
- 3.2 Upholstery
- 3.3 Metal fasteners and attachments
- 3.4 Finishes
- 3.5 Other Materials
- 4 Construction/ Joinery
- 5 Tools and Techniques (tool marks)
- 6 Conservation
- 6.1 Studio, Tools and Equipment
- 6.2 Materials
- 6.3 Techniques
- 6.3.1 Structural treatment
- 6.3.2 Veneer, marquetry
- 6.3.3 Other decoration (Carving, turning)
- 6.3.4 Gilding
- 6.3.5 Finishes
- 6.3.6 On-site work
- 6.4 Ethics and Legal Issues
- 7 Contribute to the Wooden Artifacts Group Wiki
What is furniture conservation
Wooden artifacts are often made up of a variation of materials, besides wood. Seating furniture is an excellent example, having many upholstery materials and metal fasteners.
Water and wood
Wood composite materials
Deterioration of wood
Support materials (webbing, springs)
Fill materials (horsehair, grass)
Metal fasteners and attachments
Nails and screws
Functional hardware (Hinges, locks, casters)
Decorative hardware (Corner brackets, drawer pulls, galleries, etc)
Tools and Techniques (tool marks)
General observations on the conservation of wooden artifacts can be made here, while more detailed discussions follow in the links below.
Studio, Tools and Equipment
Other decoration (Carving, turning)
This section currently contains handouts and links, related to a presentation to be held at the 2013 AIC Annual Meeting WAG Session by Yury Yanchyshyn and Alexandra Darraby, entitled:
21ST CENTURY ART, DESIGN, & CONSERVATION: PROTECTED MATERIALS AND FINE ARTS CONSERVATION
Growth of the Wooden Artifacts Group Conservation Wiki depends on the volunteer efforts of trained Wooden Artifacts conservators like you. It is not difficult to contribute, but it does take time to acquaint yourself with the Wiki software and the standards of the community.
Find out how the wiki works and how to get started with contributing articles.
In this section you will find information on how to compose and edit your articles. The Basic Wooden Artifacts Template and the Wooden Artifacts Materials and Types Template will help you streamline your entries and ensure that everyone follows the same basic outline.
The basic template includes the standard Wooden Artifacts Wiki introductory text and formatting guides, such as the specialty group logo, contributors, copyright information, cautionary text, draft banner, and standardized headers.
The template for wooden artifact materials and types is more specific and should be used for articles found in the Wooden Artifacts Wiki section on Materials, and can be used as a guide for general pages as well.
Copyright: 2012. The Wooden Artifacts Group Wiki pages are a publication of the Wooden Artifacts Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. The Wooden Artifacts Group Wiki pages are published for the members of the Wooden Artifacts Specialty Group. Publication does not endorse or recommend any treatments, methods, or techniques described herein.