André Jacob Roubo, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


André Jacob Roubo

French master joiner and cabinetmaker

Date of Birth: 08-Jul-1739

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 10-Jan-1791

Profession: joiner, cabinetmaker, master craftsman

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About André Jacob Roubo

  • André Jacob Roubo (1739–1791) was a French carpenter, cabinetmaker and author.
  • Roubo was born and died in Paris, and was the son and grandson of master cabinetmakers.
  • Roubo wrote several highly influential books on woodworking, an achievement which was especially notable given his relatively poor background and self-taught methods.His career peaked in 1774 when he published his masterwork treatise on woodworking, titled L'Art du Menuisier.
  • This long-standing work covered practically all methods and trades associated with woodworking.
  • Another of Roubo's legacies still used today is a design for a workbench, which has proven to be popular amongst modern woodworkers.A street in Paris, rue Roubo, was named after Roubo in 1850.
  • It is located in the 11th Arrondissement, an area inhabited by furniture manufacturers.

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