Royal Flooring in Appalachia

Paris parquet finds a new home in a rural Virginia woodshop.

By Don Williams
Pages 54-55

From the August 2011 issue #191
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The convergent threads of life are sometimes amazing, coincidental things.
My earliest and most important mentors in the restoration arts were Pop and Fred Schindler, the remarkable father and son of an eponymous shop, who first introduced me to Monsieur André Roubo nearly 40 years ago. Their roles in shaping me as an artisan cannot be overstated.

BLOG: Editor Christopher Schwarz has written a lot about the Roubo workbench – find all the entries on his blog.
WEB SITE: “L’Art du Menuisier” is available in the original 18th-century French on Google Books.
TO BUY: Plate 11 of “L’Art du Menuisier” is available as a poster, suitable for framing.

From the August 2011 issue #191
Buy this issue now