Building Adirondack furniture is a time-honored craft. Sturdy and rustic, this furniture can be a beautiful addition to any indoor decor, although it's most often used to set the scene outdoors. There, the furniture is subjected to a lifetime of abuse. Yearly it moves from somewhere hidden away (probably dark and musty winter storage) to front-and-center on the summer stage. Now, hour after hour it is beaten on by intense UV light, drenched in driving rains, then fried again in the summer sun.
The quality of the inspection is determined by the quality of the samples that are collected, so it's important to use the best sampling and data-interpretation methods available. But there is currently little guidance as to which methods are better and which are worse; which result in a rational interpretation of the data, and which result in data that are difficult to interpret. Joe C. Spurgeon, Ph.D., who has conducted thousands of inspections, delivers objective guidance on sampling and data interpretation methods in this guidebook for inspectors and anyone concerned about safety. Read this book to learn: Which of the commonly used sampling methods result in reproducible sample results that can be interpreted and which methods don't. Why different airborne sampling methods may be needed to assess structural contamination and occupant exposure. How the reference, control, and database data-interpretation methods may be used to convert sample results into actionable information.
"In the following pages the Author has placed before the reader an account of the changes in the design of Decorative Furniture and Woodwork, from the earliest period of which we have any reliable or certain record until the present time. A careful selection of illustrations has been made, and the representations of the different interiors will convey an idea of the character and disposition of the furniture of the periods to which they refer." Contains chapters on Roman furniture, the Renaissance Period and its variations throughout Europe, Asian furniture, and many more. Originally released in 1892.