Medieval & Renaissance Furniture
Plans & Instructions for Historical Reproductions
by Daniel Diehl
& Mark P. Donnelly

Softcover
215 x 280mm
180pp

Published by Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania USA

R.R.P.$29.90

ISBN 978-0-8117-1023-7

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Fifteenth-Century Bench


Fifteenth Century Stool


Curule Chair


Glastonbury Chair


Barrel Chair


Italian Folding Chair


Church Pew


Settle


Spanish Armchair


Trestle Table


High Table


Italian Table


Worktable


Welsh Dresser


Fifteenth-Century Ambry Cupboard

 

Extract from back cover of book:

"O traveler - here is your atlas! The destinations within are the shapes that gave comfort and convenience to knights and knaves, merchants and monks. You, however, will travel as an artisan - steam-bending ash for the barrel chair, draw-knifing elm for the banqueting table, adze-dubbing oak for the tax box. Fear not, though. You need not 'go native' right at the start of your travels - for the paths are laid out using turns and measures that you already know. But, if you are bold, if you be venturesome, the destinations are here. Keep them in sight and soon you will plot your own course."
- from the foreword by Roy Underhill of the PBS television series The Woodwright's Shop

- 36 projects for historic benches, chairs, tables, cupboards, chests, shelves, beds and doors, all done with simple woodworking tools
- Detailed plans based on careful study and measurement of original pieces or accurate reproductions
- Step-by-step instructions, materials lists and notes on woodworking, metalworking and finishing

Illustrations: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Imperial

Contents

Foreword by Roy Underhall
Preface

Notes on Furniture Making
- Woodworking
- Woodcarving
- Finishes
- Metalworking
- Locks

Projects

Benches, Stools, and Chairs
- Fifteenth-Century Bench
- Fifteenth Century Stool
- Curule Chair
- Glastonbury Chair
- Barrel Chair
- Italian Folding Chair
- Church Pew
- Settle
- Spanish Armchair

Tables and Sideboards
- Trestle Table
- High Table
- Italian Table
- Worktable
- Welsh Dresser

Cupboards
- Fifteenth-Century Ambry Cupboard
- Wine Cabinet
- Sixteenth-Century Ambry Cupboard
- Cathedral Cabon

Trunks, Chests, Coffers, and Boxes
- Kist
- Oxford Chest
- Vestment Chest
- Tax Box
- Hewn Timber Chest
- Paneled Coffer

Beds
- Monastic Canopy Bed
- Half-Tester Bed
- Gothic Cradle

Desks and Bookcases
- Fourteenth-Century Reading Desk
- Writing Slope
- Jacobean Bookcase
- Oxford Chained Library Shelves

Lighting
- Candle Stand
- Mirrored Wall Sconce

Architectural Pieces
- Fifteenth-Century Window Frame
- Fifteenth-Century Interior Door
- Fifteenth-Century Exterior Door

Sources
Furniture Locations
Metric Conversion
Chart Index


Wine Cabinet


Sixteenth-Century Ambry Cupboard


Cathedral Cabon


Kist


Oxford Chest


Vestment Chest


Tax Box


Hewn Timber Chest


Paneled Coffer


Monastic Canopy Bed


Half-Tester Bed


Gothic Cradle


Fourteenth-Century Reading Desk


Writing Slope


Jacobean Bookcase


Oxford Chained Library Shelves


Candle Stand


Mirrored Wall Sconce


Fifteenth-Century Window Frame


Fifteenth-Century Interior Door


Fifteenth-Century Exterior Door