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Running With Staked Furniture

For about the last year I’ve been filling my sketchbook with drawings of staked furniture – applying the idea to a variety of forms. Some of these ideas made it into “The Anarchist’s Design Book,” such as the bed. Others … Continue reading

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Staked Furniture is Everywhere

Once you become aware of staked furniture, you will find it everywhere. Today I was finishing up a marathon 12-hour session of editing “The Woodworker: The Charles Hayward Years” and stumbled on this short article from the February 1964 issue. … Continue reading

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Staked Furniture in the Americas

Staked furniture isn’t just for Moravians and chroniclers of public health in the Middle Ages. It’s everywhere – once you open your eyes. One of my favorite primary sources is Lewis Miller, a carpenter in York, Pa., who chronicled life … Continue reading

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The Staked Furniture Toolkit

If you are interested in some of the staked furniture I’ve been building, such as this three-legged backstool, or in making a Roorkee chair, here are the joinery tools I use. I make no apologies for these tools. I need … Continue reading

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Staked, Boarded and Folding Furniture from 1570 Italy

Indexer Suzanne Ellison was browsing this week through the 1570 “Opera di M. Bartolomeo Scappi,” a huge six-part book documenting the recipes Scappi cooked for cardinals and popes. And she turned up these interesting plates featuring some early furniture forms … Continue reading

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Staked Dutch Furniture in Van Vliet’s 1635 ‘Book of Crafts & Trades’

Whether you realize it or not, we pour a significant amount of the money you send us into our research library. While it might not be as impressive as the mechanic’s library at Winterthur or the American College of the … Continue reading

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Workbench & Staked Stool Classes for 2018

I will teach two classes in June 2018 at Dictum in Germany – one class on building a Roubo workbench and a second short course on building a staked three-legged stool. The classes are held at Niederalteich, a gorgeous monastery … Continue reading

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Staked High Stool & ‘The Anarchist’s Design Book’

After five prototypes, I’ve completed the first project for the expansion of “The Anarchist’s Design Book,” which should be out in 2018. I now have to make a SketchUp drawing of the stool, which will take longer than building the … Continue reading

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Staked High Stool

I didn’t intend to start revising or adding to “The Anarchist’s Design Book,” but new designs are gushing out of my sketchbook these days, so I’ve stopped resisting. This stool design started with a Welsh stool from the 18th century … Continue reading

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Nice Staked Bench from Destrehan Plantation

Mark Firley of The Furniture Record sent me the above photo he took at Destrehan Plantation, which is 30 minutes west of New Orleans. It’s a nicely proportioned staked bench that is supporting a crackling press, which is used to … Continue reading

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