Category Archives: Campaign Furniture

Transit Cases for Campaign Chests

One of the rarer forms of campaign furniture is also one of the simpler and rougher forms. Because campaign furniture was designed to travel, it often was transported in a specially fitted case, box or canvas bag. So instead of … Continue reading

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Dimensions for the Nicholson Campaign Chest

Several people have asked for drawings of the three-tiered Nicholson campaign chest I’m finishing up this month. The bad news: I don’t have detailed drawings. Good news: You don’t need them. The chest is built using the same techniques shown … Continue reading

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The Church of the Clocked Screws

I clock my screws, meaning I orient the slot in the screw heads so they are all vertical or horizontal. But I don’t think it’s a mark of superior aesthetics. It’s just something I do, like lining up the silverware … Continue reading

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Next: The Biggest Campaign Chest

I love building campaign chests. There are so many variations on the form that I have yet to build two that are even similar. This week, I start on the most involved set of campaign chests yet. It’s a three-tiered … Continue reading

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3 Campaign Pieces Sold

I’ve recently completed a handful of campaign pieces and have some extras I can sell. All three pieces were built as part of articles I wrote for Popular Woodworking Magazine, and so I am selling them at a discount. I … Continue reading

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Campaign Chests

This is an excerpt from “Campaign Furniture” by Christopher Schwarz. Brass-bound campaign chests that can be split into two parts are likely the most iconic pieces of the style – like the Morris chair of the Arts & Crafts movement. The archetypal … Continue reading

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Roorkee Chair

This is an excerpt from “Campaign Furniture” by Christopher Schwarz.  As the British military was forced to become more responsive and quick at the end of the Victorian era, traditional and bulky items were traded for furniture that was lightweight and compact. … Continue reading

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