A New Review of ‘Campaign Furniture’


The Woodworkers Institute has just published a short and sweet review of “Campaign Furniture.” You can read the full review here. We’re now shipping the second printing of this book, which has a few corrections here and there.

I really would love to write a follow-up book; my research into the style didn’t stop when the book came out in winter 2014. First I have to finish my current book project (the end is in sight) and edit about six books from other authors before I can even consider hitting the campaign trail again.

— Christopher Schwarz

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11 Responses to A New Review of ‘Campaign Furniture’

  1. Rob H says:

    Schwarz 2016!

  2. meanmna says:

    Have the first edition. Great book.

    Sorry for the out of place question but not sure where to ask it so that it is seen. I emailed Brian a few days ago but have not heard anything yet.

    I just wanted to check if anyone else was having an issue with the forum. Mine just keeps saying loading. Also there is a link on the page that says “loading” and when I click on that it asks me to login and if I put my UID/PWD it gives me a failed login message but the same UID/PWD lets me log into LAP and view account and past/pending orders.

    Again, sorry for the out of place post.

  3. nealm44 says:

    Nice review of a very good read. I’ve not yet built the chest from plans in the book, but the pressure from my daughter-in-law is increasing so no doubt it will move up on my list! Looking forward to the next book as well — no pressure though.

  4. amvolk says:

    How long have you been waiting to use that closing line?

  5. Dan Zehner says:

    Oh no, another book for me to buy and a chest for me to promise to myself to build “someday”!

  6. Scott Taylor says:

    I need you to write it pretty soon… I have built a number of the pieces and the stool is a family favorite (seven so far). What’s not to love, leather and wood…

  7. This is such a great book. I’ve decided to to make an office suite using a lot of the information in the book and then reworking it a bit.

    I’m not sure where else to ask this so I’ll give it a shot here – I’m going to take the techniques you talk about in this book an apply them to a campaign desk – not so much a field desk – more like the stacking chests but only one stack – with three drawers (sorry, I’m having trouble explaining this and I don’t have the book right next to me…).

    Anyway, my question is about a chair – I was going to make a Roorkhee to use as a desk chair but I think it may be too low. What would be a period appropriate type of chair for a campaign desk. I’ve seen a lot of the style of desk I want to build being sold as antiques but none have chairs with them.

    Any advice or thoughts? Just rework the Roorkhee to more a more upright, higher version?

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