The Campaign Continues


With “Campaign Furniture” shipping out of the warehouse (we should be current on orders by Monday), one would think I am sick of the style. Or that at least I would take a break.

Quite the opposite. When I finished my first book on workbenches in 2007, I plowed forward with research into other forms, which continues to this day. When I finished “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” in 2011, I built smaller chests, experimented with different tool-holding doo-dads and explored two Dutch versions.

So right now I’m building another folding bookcase, measuring my Douro chair and playing with a folding stool that I’ll be posting a video of soon. The stool is small enough to fit into a purse. Or my man-bag.

The folding bookcase (detail shown above), will be featured in a future issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine and is different than the one in my book. The new one is mahogany, has glass doors and has cool sawtooth shelf standards.

I hadn’t made this style of shelf standard before, and so I fretted about the angles, but they turned out to be so easy that a mouth-breather could do it, and they work very well. I’ll detail the process in the article and will be using these in future projects.

Sorry for the lame blog topic today – I was expecting an important package and I missed the mailman. So until tomorrow…. Or Saturday after Jeff’s posts.

— Christopher Schwarz

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Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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8 Responses to The Campaign Continues

  1. fitz says:

    Plus, your bitch of an editor made you do it 😉

  2. jonathanszczepanski says:

    I look forward to seeing how you cut those standards.

  3. Would you be willing to have a conversation about American Empire? I have two tall chests that are typical of the genre. Solid cherry/poplar secondary, mortice and tenon, dovetails, turnery, in short all the affects of good cabinetmaking. Not a lot in print about them, either.

  4. toolnut says:

    Do you have a pic of the inspiration for this that you could post as a teaser or is this one of your own design? Thanks.

  5. Paul McGee says:

    “Missed the mailman” … **hate that** !

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