RE: [MedievalSawdust] Wood to use to be period???... What do you think
As a New World medievalist, I try to look for woods that have similar characteristics to medieval woods. For example, for “english brown oak,” I substitute north american white oak for structural members and north American red oak for wide panels and boards. The former has similar strength while the latter has, IMO, a closer grain pattern.
For linden, I use basswood, and so on.
Greetings I was wondering;
What wood would you use to be period? I thought of two points of view…
1- Use wood that was used back then, no matter if you have to import it.
2- Use wood that is locally available; explanation… Medieval woodworkers would of used woods that where locally available; If there was no oak in the area, they wouldn’t of imported oak to build a chest. Maple was not available in Medieval Europe, but here in Canada it’s abundant, would a Maple chess be period?
What do you think?
Aka Robert du Bourg
Aka Bjorn Gunnarson
I contacted Gary, and he reloaded the site. All should be good now. In spite of it's being a bit dated, I still consider this to be one of the best sources on medieval woodworking and tools.
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> > A good synopsis of medieval wood uses:
> > http://www.medievalwoodworking.org/articles/wood.htm