This is the first detailed guide to one of the most important traditional woodcarving skills, carving. Wilbur takes the reader, step-by-step, from the basic building blocks of classical design to the practicalities of carving enriched mouldings, volutes, rosettes and capitals. A thorough primer in classical ornament, this book will be indispensable to cabinetmakers and furniture restorers as well as carvers.
Frederick Wilbur has been a professional woodcarver for thirty years, producing both original and restoration work in a wide variety of styles. He has received the Architectural Woodwork Institute’s Award of Excellence and his work can by admired in many prestigious public buildings throughout the United States. He has written for many of the leading woodcarving magazines and his two previous books, Carving Architectural Detail in Wood and Carving Classical Styles in Wood, are also published by GMC. He lives in a rural town in Virginia, USA.