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 is supposed to represent metal hardware, so it made sense.

Metallic foils are a pain to photograph. Because they are so reflective, they look either too dull or too bright in a photo compared to what they look like when the book is in your hand. The snapshot above accurately represents the color of the cloth cover, but the foil in the photo isn’t quite on the mark. Oh well, I’m happy.

This cover test is the final step before the book goes on the press. Our printer informed me the book is scheduled to ship to us (and our retailers) on March 6. If that date holds, then we will begin taking orders and fulfilling them sometime the week of March 10.

The book will be $33, and we will offer free domestic shipping for the first 30 days the book is in the Lost Art Press store.

The following retailers have agreed to carry the book.

Lee Valley Tools
Lie-Nielsen Toolworks
Tools for Working Wood
Highland Woodworking
• Great Britain: Classic Hand Tools,
• Australia, Henry Eckert,

— Christopher Schwarz


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20 Responses to Cover Test & Ship Date for ‘Campaign Furniture’

  1. Liking the brown cover depicted in the second photo more than the blue…………

  2. lostartpress says:

    I added a photo that I corrected on my reference monitor. The first photo was way too blue.

  3. Looks great! This is the Lost Art Press title I’m most excited about – looking forward to ordering my copy once it has made its way to the UK.

  4. sharpe1815 says:

    Yup. Nothing like a representation of women’s cleavage on the cover of a book. You can do better than this. It looks gimmicky. All the other Lost Art Press book covers have an understated classiness that just isn’t in this one.

    • lostartpress says:

      You’re the first person to “see” that. It’s a drawing of an actual piece of Anglo-Indian hardware.

      Perhaps the problem isn’t with the cover.

      • Gene ORourke says:

        I did not see that before… But now I can’t un-see it….

      • toolnut says:

        I saw a handle first, then a menorah, then a smiley face in sunglasses and then (to use a term I saw recently on this blog) the decolletage. (I wasn’t going to say anything but being unemployed I have a lot of time on my hands.) Also, the Anglo-Indian defense might not be the best as the Kama Sutra came from India so who knows what was going through the designer’s mind either consciously or subconsciously.

        By the way. I like the cover. Will we get the Table of Contents in a future post?

      • Daniel Roy says:

        Did you see how he got all six screw slots to align? Now that’s attention to detail!
        I like it. If some people see cleavage, well, cleavage is not all bad is it? I dare say I like cleavage. Maybe, I’ll order a pair!
        Thanks Chris.

      • Does anyone sell this drawer pull?

  5. Luke Lorge says:

    Can’t wait. Thanx for the update.

  6. tsstahl says:

    Looks like a book about nothing; it doesn’t even have any pages! * Rim shot *

    As long as we are playing the Rorschack (sp?) inkblot game, I think it looks like a robot doing dead lifts.

    Enjoy that feeling of completion while you can, Chris. 🙂

  7. The cover looks great and I have been looking forward to reading it for what seems like almost two years since you first mentioned it. .

    • Daniel Roy says:

      I know how you feel. He hasn’t been giving much teasers lately on the furniture of necessity book though.

      • tsstahl says:

        “He hasn’t been giving much teasers lately on the furniture of necessity book though.”

        The irony is that all this buzz and excitement is created over boring furniture. 🙂

        I happen to be a fan because the styles are reachable by nearly all woodworkers, the end result is incredibly useful _somewhere_, always, and they speak to my working class Appalachian/Midwestern prairie upbringing.

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