Re: [medievalsawdust] Re: beds
- You may also want to mention that even when you're using a good hardwood
to make your bedwrench, it pays to take notice of the grain! If you're
not familiar with the wood you're using, ask the helpful folks at the
lumber yard. I have two bed wrenches made from the same wood, and I
learned the hard way which one was aligned wrong with the grain! On the
bright side, the rope was _very_ tight and comfortable to sleep on once I
finished it with the other bedwrench.
On Tue, 11 May 2004, Johann Friedrich wrote:
> Tensioning the ropes is easy.. if you have the right tools. All you need
> is a bed wrench (giant clothspin with a "T" handle), and a couple wedges
> (tapered dowels), and that parts easy. You just have to make sure you use
> decent wood if you are making the bed larger. I have a queen size that I
> built out of pine, and the sides bow in a little, and the wood warped a
> little too much causing a blowout of one of the corner posts, but nothing
> structurally damaging. Of course it was meant to be a learning project,
> not one to last forever. =-)
> On Tue, 11 May 2004, ewdysar wrote:
> > The rope beds that I have seen have had thicker frames to take the
> > rope tension, but have been told that wide rope beds can be difficult
> > to tension properly.
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- Ladies and gentlemen,
I am looking for references on the inside of panel chests. Would you
please look into your collective memory and see if you have any photos
you could share or recall any references.
I'm attempting to document the proper amount of effort that should be
applied in cleaning up the interior. Did medieval artisans spend time
and effort finishing the interior beyond making sure that there were no
snags to rip fingers or contents?