Sunday, October 19, 2014

"Restoration" - The Workbench Glossary


 

res·to·ra·tion

[res-tuh-rey-shuh-n]
noun

Restoration is a treatment process in which the stated objective is to return the piece back to a known or assumed former state. Any treatment that adds material to, removes material from, or modifies the object is technically performing a restorative function. These treatments are typically activities such as structural repair to wooden components, inpainting to compensate for areas of lost color, consolidation or reamalgamation of a degraded varnish, etc.


Removing bloom from varnish

Readhering loose marquetry

Aqueous cleaning to remove soiling

Structural repair of joinery

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