Category Archives: Campaign Furniture

Roorkee Chat No. 1

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Famous Bottoms in Roorkee Chairs

Silkroad traveler Suzanne Ellison spent some time on the Dark Web yesterday, digging up images of famous people sitting in Roorkee chairs. Even I was surprised at what she found. — Christopher Schwarz

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Preview of ‘Build a Campaign Chair’

You can watch this. I can’t. I honestly have to be half in the bag to watch myself on video. Then I hurl slurred insults at myself. This, I have found, is cheaper than therapy. The “Build a Campaign Chair” … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Build a Campaign Chair DVD

One of the most influential chairs of the 20th century was built and designed by an anonymous craftsman in Roorkee, India. Whoever built the first “Roorkee” chair in the late 1890s was trying to supply the military forces of the … Continue reading

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New Campaign Furniture Catalog Available for Download

Christopher Clarke Antiques has released its latest catalog of campaign furniture called “An Officer’s Room,” which you can download for free from the company’s web site here. Sean and Simon Clarke were extremely generous and helpful as I was researching … Continue reading

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2 Episodes on Campaign Furniture on ‘The Woodwright’s Shop’

You can now watch two episodes on Roy Underhill’s “The Woodwright’s Shop” on campaign furniture that we taped earlier this year by following this link. Use the arrows below the main screen to scroll over to the episodes you want … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Build a Roorkee Chair DVD

After building 27 Roorkee chairs myself and teaching students to build 35 more, I’m ready to make a DVD to share the turning, joinery and leatherwork necessary to build one of these campaign-style chairs. I’ll be filming the DVD at … Continue reading

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