Hello, and greetings to the group.
I am Charlie, and I belong to a small medieval living history group.
I am building my kit from the ground up. I should say kits, because I
am developing two characters so as to be able to contribute to the
variety of demos my group does. I am developing a Norseman circa 1000
AD who is in the process of moving to Greenland. The other character
is an English peasant living near York circa 1200 AD.
The Norseman was my first choice, but we had a demo for a group of
sixth graders who had been reading stories in Robin Hood's era, so
Harry Fowler the freeman peasant employed by the Percy family came
I am interested in building modest seating and storage for these
characters, as neither of them would be nobly equipped.
The question I would like to ask of the group is this: I am
preparing to make some stools on the Norse pattern (link)
In this article, the author did not mention splitting the end of the
legs inserted into the seat and pushing a wedge into the slit once
the leg was inserted in order to spread the inserted end and
strengthen the join. Does anybody know if this was done in the
(early) Medieval period?
Thanks in advance for your answer.