Carl Malmsten

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This study describes experiments and findings of an investigation to evaluate the use of laser cutting as an alternative to traditional sawing techniques in marquetry completion conservation. Experiments on veneer from 11 different species of wood, covering ring porous, semi-diffuse/ring porous and diffuse porous woods, were carried out and examined. The(More)
The aim of this report is to investigate whether there is one method for cleaning of shellac coated surfaces which could replace the other methods usually used in restorers/conservators workshops, a method which reaches up to a set of formulated standards concerning safety, efficiency and simplicity. Frequent use of organic solvents and materials with(More)
This paper investigates chemical bleaching of wood and its ageing to make specie specific recommendations on which bleaching solutions to use when color adjusting veneer for furniture restoration. In more detail, chemical bleaching of European walnut (Juglans regia), Rio rosewood (Dalbergia nigra), purpleheart (Peltogyne spp.), Honduras mahogany (Swietenia(More)
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