Category Archives: Furniture Research

Return to Boarded Chests, Part II

Since most of the actual work was done during the initial construction of this pair of chests, repairs were relatively simple. Had I known to do these things right the first time, rather than following the good-intentioned but ill-informed suggestions … Continue reading

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Return to Boarded Chests Pt 1

Despite my preferred desire, my longest running series and most references articles have been on Boarded Chests. Two summers ago that was what I spent time and energy expounding upon, hence, those articles have gathered quite a bit of attention. … Continue reading

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Cheap Seats: Form of a Forme

Of four alterpieces painted by Campin that depict settelbancs, this one is where we will be drawing the primary inspiration for the form of the sides. Also, of the four paintings by Campin, this is the only banc where the … Continue reading

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Playing to the Cheap Seats

Several months ago I was issued a challenge to create a piece of period appropriate seating made from Pallet Lumber. Material matters little given a sufficient level of experience with design and construction. The challenge also included that the design … Continue reading

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The Music(al) Box

Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking deeply at the proportions used in the design of medieval furniture (and music, architecture, art, and several other evidently disparate fields). Kicking off this series was the layout of a vielle, a … Continue reading

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