Monthly Archives: July 2013

Better Boarded Chests – Improvements that Fail

A good portion of this summer I’ve been info-dumping on historically appropriate methods and variations to build a robust and attractive boarded chest. I’ve touched on the general form, materials, fasteners, and decorative elements that add to more than just … Continue reading

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A Better Six Board Chest – Bootjacking with Style

Monday we discussed basic bootjacking and the benefits to the structure, durability, and aesthetic of the basic boarded chest. Today we’ll jump into some of the more visually interesting and, quite honestly, iconic variations of bootjacking. We remember our basic … Continue reading

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A Better Six Board Chest – Boot Jacking

In the series to date we’ve looked at a basic construction and grain orientation for a simple Continental-Style boarded chest. Today we’re going to have a go at a common period innovation that improves structure, longevity, and visual appeal through … Continue reading

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A Better 6-Board Chest – Grain Direction

In the previous post, we discussed the design and construction technique for a generic Continental-style boarded chest. Today we’ll get into some more detail of how to orient the boards in the chest to make the most of the natural … Continue reading

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Design and Construction of a Basic Six Board Chest

We’ve discussed the basic elements of the Medieval Six Board chest in previous posts, let’s look at building one using a basic model. Given regional and temporal variations, we’re going to virtually build a chest using a generic Continental pattern … Continue reading

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