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 to ship.

The hardbound book will be $33. The pdf version of the book will be $14. You can order both for the discounted price of $39.

In the meantime, we have prepared a free chapter for you to download. This short chapter is on building the campaign stool, one of the simpler projects in the book. We’ve received a lot of questions about the stool after we sold 100 of the tribolts for the stool last month. (If you want one of the tribolts now, you can buy them direct from Mike Siemsen, who made the bolts for us. Click here to order one – same price, same shipping arrangement.)

You can download the free chapter here:


Be aware that it is more than 12mb – so if you have dial-up, go to your local library.

Also, as promised, here is a description of the physical book and a table of contents:

Like all Lost Art Press books, “Campaign Furniture” is produced entirely in the United States. The book is in a 6” x 9” format, 334 pages and hardbound. The interior is in full-color and printed on paper that is heavy and coated with a matte finish for readability. The interior signatures are sewn for long-term durability.

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
Afterword… 265

A. Roubo on Campaigning… 269
B. India’s Joiners, by George Cecil… 279
C. Army & Navy Stores… 285
Further Reading…319
Hardware Sources…331

The book is available only through Lost Art Press and our small network of retailers.

— Christopher Schwarz

About Lost Art Press

Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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15 Responses to Download a Chapter of ‘Campaign Furniture’ Free

  1. fitz says:

    Whoo hoo! (I suppose it’s now safe to recycle my marked up proofs…)

  2. Chris, will you have any copies at the Lie-Nielsen event in cincy next month?

  3. Eric Erb says:

    Typo last paragraph of chapter six. Tool instead of stool.

    Probably a bad time to point this out…

  4. Boy! Is it worth the $6 to get the pdf too – so I don’t have to wait for USPS. It’s gorgeous! Thank you for the hard work.

  5. heidtwd says:

    I just went through the pdf and I love this book!
    Very well done Mr. Schwarz. I especially like how your hand sketches pull it all together.
    The Roubo chapter was a real pleasant surprise also.
    This is a winner, thanks for such a great book, I can’t wait to have it in my hands!

  6. philhuber11 says:

    Thank you, Chris for the stool sample … wait, that didn’t come out right.

  7. Madhav Mehra says:

    Chris, just read this chapter and ordered the book. Congrats. As always, nice job.

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