Category Archives: Campaign Furniture

Folding Campaign Bookcase Complete

For the last seven weeks I’ve been building this folding campaign bookcase using sapele I purchased from the dearly departed Midwest Woodworking. My logbook says I have about 50 hours in the project. It took seven weeks because I was … Continue reading

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A Roorkee Footstool

The principles behind the Roorkee chair can be easily adapted to other forms of furniture besides chairs. Its loose-tenon joinery has been used to make beds and even tables on occasion. Today, however, I saw my first Roorkee footstool. This … Continue reading

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Time to Stop and Smell the Sapele

Tucked between my trips to both coasts and editing Peter Galbert’s in-fricking-credible book on chairmaking I’ve been building this folding campaign bookcase in sapele for an article in Popular Woodworking Magazine. The bookcase looks so simple: two boxes that are … Continue reading

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Last Call for Free Shipping on ‘Campaign Furniture’

Free domestic shipping for “Campaign Furniture” ends at midnight tonight, April 5. After that, shipping and handling will be $8. Eight dollars is a lot of money (though not as much as $300). That $8 could be a six pack … Continue reading

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About the Obscure, Narrow and Nichey ‘Campaign Style’

Several of my friends and colleagues have been surprised by how well our new book, “Campaign Furniture,” has been selling. “That’s amazing,” they say, “for a style of furniture that is so ____________ .” Fill in the blank with any … Continue reading

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Portable Library Writing Tables

One of the interesting forms I didn’t get to discuss in “Campaign Furniture,” is the portable library writing table. It’s typically a three-piece affair – the desktop lifts off the two pedestals for travel. The version shown above is from … Continue reading

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‘Campaign Furniture’ for Sale Around the World

“Campaign Furniture” has broken all of our sales records here at Lost Art Press, which has made it difficult for our fulfillment service to keep up (don’t worry, they are only a day or two behind). And we’ve just about … Continue reading

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An Interesting Joint on a Trunk

Many of the campaign-style trunks I’ve examined are joined by through-dovetails at the corners. The trunk I built for “Campaign Furniture” uses a rabbeted joint at the corners that is reinforced with brass screws that have had their heads filed … Continue reading

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Correction on the Roorkee Chair in ‘Campaign Furniture’

One of the dimensions on page 161 of “Campaign Furniture” is incorrect. The height of the front stretcher of the Roorkee chair should be 12-1/2” from the floor, not 13-1/2”. You can download a high-resolution pdf of the corrected page … Continue reading

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This Chair Will get Me Some ‘Strange’

The most gratifying class I teach has got to be the one on Roorkee chairs. To be certain, there is the normal amount of “explaining how to make things out of wood” in the class. But in addition to that, … Continue reading

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