Category Archives: Campaign Furniture

Collapsible Bookshelves

This is an excerpt from “Campaign Furniture” by Christopher Schwarz. Bookshelves that fold at or disassemble are common items among surviving pieces of campaign furniture. These ingenious units were generally pretty small. After all, it’s not as if you were … Continue reading

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The WIA Hangover Forum Update

Happy Monday! (Editor’s note: She wrote this on Monday; I was lax in getting it posted.) Hopefully everyone has recovered from Woodworking in America (or has stopped scouring Instagram for the most recent updates like I was) and is ready … Continue reading

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Forum Update 7/18

Good Morning and Happy Monday! It’s that time of the week for a forum update. Remember, if you have a question about our products, procedures in our books or anything related to Lost Art Press, the fastest way to get an … Continue reading

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Sir Winston Churchill (and a Roorkhee)

An eagle-eyed reader spotted this photo at the National Portrait Gallery in London – Sir Winston Churchill in 1944 in North Africa with Field Marshal Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis (sorry, had to include the … 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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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 … Continue reading

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Kaare Klint Safari Chairs: Early & Later

I’m interested in how furniture (and tool) designs change. Typically the trajectory is toward entropy or dissolution. But sometimes it goes the other way (see Lie-Nielsen and Veritas handplanes.) This week I have been deep into reading the Kaare Klint … Continue reading

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