11104Wood Selection - was RE: [MedievalSawdust] Re:Guidance
- Feb 23, 2009
My current opinion is that availability was the first criterion used for selecting wood, then suitability.
If pine is all you have, that’s what you use. If you have a choice between pine and oak, you can be pickier. If pine, oak, and walnut are all available, you can be pickier still.
But it’s my opinion that the reason that so many 16th century cassone are made of walnut is that walnut was available in Florence in the 16th century.
Thank you for the information. I do plan to be at Gulf Wars and would love to see what kind of tools might have been used. And maybe some hints on how best to assemble my project?
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