After much wrangling of numbers, pixels and typos, we have almost all the details set for our next book, “Campaign Furniture.”
The book will go to press on Monday and be available in early March. We will take orders on the day the book arrives in our warehouse and begin shipping it immediately. All orders placed during the first 30 days of ordering will receive free domestic shipping.
The book will be $33. We tried to beat it lower, but we were going to have to sacrifice the paper weight or a critical manufacturing detail to reduce the price (and eat).
The book will be 344 pages and printed in a 6” x 9” format. The paper will be an #80 matte coated paper, which is heavy, bright white and takes exceptional detail. It is the same paper we used in “By Hand & Eye.”
The book will be casebound, Smythe sewn and have contrasting headbands. The endsheets (the paper between the cover and the interior) will be a nice natural color.
The entire interior will be printed in color. Shots of finished furniture will be in full color. Step photos will be a duotone, as shown above.
Here is a final table of contents.
1. Campaign Style 1
2. Campaign Woods 38
3. Campaign Hardware 52
4. Campaign Chests 82
5. Campaign Secretaries 122
6. Folding Camp Stool 138
7. Roorkee Chairs 154
8. Strong Trunk 190
9. Field Desk 214
10. Collapsible Bookshelves 234
11. Traveling Bookcase 248
A. Roubo on Campaign Furniture… 268
B. India’s Joiners, by George Cecil… 279
C. Army & Navy Stores… 284
In the coming days we will offer this book to our retailers, both domestic and international. We’ll let you know which retailers will be carrying the book (it is their choice, of course).
The book will be available as a pdf on the same day the book is released in March. We plan to have a special price for those customers who wish to buy both a hardcopy and pdf.
I cannot wait until Monday. After this book heads to the printing plant, I get to dive into Peter Galbert’s book on chairs and Andrew Lunn’s “The Art of the Saw.”
— Christopher Schwarz