Category Archives: Campaign Furniture

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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A Campaign Stool Mystery

While teaching at The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts this week, Phil Lowe pulled out an interesting conservation (or restoration) project he was working on for a customer. It was a footstool that was in pretty bad shape because the joints … Continue reading

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Patterns for a Camp Stool Seat

If you own “Campaign Furniture,” you might want to visit my other blog where I posted some free full-size scans of the patterns I use to make the seat and the three “pockets” for the stool. This is made with … Continue reading

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Ode to a Type of Wood

O teak! You delight of clients’ wives, refuge of architects, and the dot over the “i” of honoraria. You fiendishly indestructible and shitty brown. You are so Asiatic Company-like and so noble that you cannot even stand being painted in … Continue reading

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