PRE-ORDER the all new, full color, gorgeous Furniture Facts lay-flat spiral bound Portable Handbook! A must for Interior Designers, Furniture Salespeople, & anyone dealing in Home Furnishings. This furniture guide is as practical as it is good-looking: a white, embossed cover (a single color accent: the new signature Furniture Facts green), over 200 pages of full color references for everything home furnishings related. From full spread Timelines for the historical Periods and Styles of furniture, including quick reference tables for time periods & designs, chair styles, hardware, leg styles and more, to overviews of Construction, Sleep Furniture, Furniture Care, Accessories, and Room Design separated by page edge color "tabs". The final section hosts a slew of Furniture Terms, separated into subject-based glossaries like Flooring, Window Treatments, Upholstery & Drapery Fabrics, Furniture Woods, General Terms, and more! The entire book is cross-referenced, and you get a special web-link which offers our extensive research, with links to the most accurate and thorough sites & books we found on each topic, so you can continue your furniture education with the best sources on any specific home furnishings area you can imagine--from construction to care. Everyone who deals in Home Furnishings in any way, and all furniture aficionados will absolutely adore this handy guide.


The new edition has been thoroughly updated to include: newer technology, materials, and terms, to deliniate outdated terms and techniques that are no longer used (though still vital in the world of antiques), to include color photos, sketches, & full color diagrams and tables, to cross-reference all terms, to provide more extensive visual glossaries, and to offer extensive "further reading" on all topics. This furniture guide is the onl