Category Archives: Campaign Furniture

Video: Folding Metal Campaign Stool

Stools that have an X-frame for the base are some of the oldest pieces of seating furniture (aside from a stump and buttocks). Sometimes called a “curule,” they were, quite literally the seat of power in Roman times. These X-style … Continue reading

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In Defense of Sledge Feet

The first campaign chest I built I used sledge feet – simple square blocks that raised the lower case off the ground. Soon after, I received a pleasant note stating that I had made an amateur mistake. Campaign chests with … Continue reading

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The Campaign Continues

With “Campaign Furniture” shipping out of the warehouse (we should be current on orders by Monday), one would think I am sick of the style. Or that at least I would take a break. Quite the opposite. When I finished … Continue reading

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Mark Firley Does Not Drink, But He is on Something

Mark Firley of The Furniture Record blog has written up a piece on campaign furniture that is 100 percent false. Except the pictures. Go for the photos. Click here to read the post. If you don’t subscribe to The Furniture … Continue reading

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‘The Map is not the Territory’

The first words of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” are “disobey me,” a paradoxical expression that underlies much of my favorite absurdist Russian literature. You can take the expression at face value, or you can think about it for a minute … Continue reading

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Why so Negative? (An Updated pdf)

Some customers who purchased the electronic version of “Campaign Furniture” encountered some problems with the pdf – some of the photos looked like photographic negatives. The explanation is long, but the solution is short: If you ordered the electronic version … Continue reading

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New in the Store with Free Shipping: ‘Campaign Furniture’

Our latest book, “Campaign Furniture,” is now available in our store for immediate shipment from our warehouse. Domestic orders placed before April 5, 2014, will receive free shipping. The cost is $33 for the hardbound book. A pdf download of … Continue reading

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Download a Chapter of ‘Campaign Furniture’ Free

Our latest book, “Campaign Furniture,” will be on sale in our store on Friday with free domestic shipping (until April 5, 2014). The shipment of books arrived in our Indianapolis warehouse today, and the fulfillment service is getting everything ready … Continue reading

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Special Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in Charleston, S.C.

Charleston, S.C., is my favorite city in the world because of the food, architecture, history, weather, furniture and people. I was first sent there in 1990 to write about the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo and fell in love with the … Continue reading

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Cover Test & Ship Date for ‘Campaign Furniture’

NOTE: More color-corrected image added above. This morning we completed testing the dies for the debossing on the cover of “Campaign Furniture.” In general, I dislike using metallic foils on covers, but I made an exception this time. The deboss … Continue reading

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