Category Archives: Furniture of Necessity

Vinylcase, Bookcase

The simplest project in the upcoming “Furniture of Necessity” has required the most study and forethought. It’s a bookcase, which is a pretty standard piece of furniture. And the typical way of dealing with the different sizes of books is … Continue reading

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The Bare Bones Basics of Nail Technology

Note: Lately I’ve been pouring all of my creative energy into writing my next book (and editing the books of others). And with Jeff Burks on vacation, the content has been a little light here. So here is the draft … Continue reading

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Sociable Settles

“When you come to think of it, settles were the only form of traditional oak furniture that were not used for dining; they were for resting, conversing and drinking. As such, they were sociable, not hierarchical. Unlike other forms of … Continue reading

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Plate No. 1

When reviewing the literature on vernacular furniture since 1500, here is the writers’ universal observation: There is not much scholarship on this furniture. And that is amazing and disappointing. As you might know, I am not a scholar. I don’t … Continue reading

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500 Years is a Decent Run

 

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You Cannot Design Your Way Out of Your Own Time

“An artist who could not stop himself, (Hans) Wegner was busting with ideas he had to express. Although a functionalist, he was not a rational dogmatist like many of Kaare Klint’s students. His furnishings were always created with the greatest … Continue reading

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The Brides Have Hit Glass

For the last six months, my teaching schedule has been light – I’ve had to cancel a bunch of trips to assist with some serious medical issues in my immediate family. As an odd result, I’ve had a luxurious amount … Continue reading

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