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RE: [MedievalSawdust] Folding Tables

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  • Bill McNutt
    Shutting up now, sir. Master Will http://tech.cls.utk.edu/wood ... From: Gary Halstead [mailto:ghalstead@adelphia.net] Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 10:13 PM
    Message 1 of 23 , Mar 29, 2005
      Shutting up now, sir.

      Master Will
      http://tech.cls.utk.edu/wood


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Gary Halstead [mailto:ghalstead@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 10:13 PM
      To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] Folding Tables


      Just to pick a nit, English "Brown" oak is brown due to a fungal
      infection. See this link
      http://www.hearnehardwoods.com/Inventory/englishbrownoak.html for
      some good pictures.

      American white oak (Q. Alba) *tends* to be a little lighter than
      European oak (Q. Robur and Q. Petrea) although there's a lot of overlap
      in the color.

      And to really pick a nit, "Flemish" oak was probably from Burgundy,
      Germany, or Poland/Lithuania since the Low Countries had been largely
      deforested by about the 9-10th century.

      Ranulf

      Tim Bray wrote:
      >
      <snip>
      >> Would anyone like to hazard a guess as to the preferred choice of
      wood
      >> for 14th century Flemish furniture?
      >
      >
      > Most likely Flemish oak, which is a medium brown, much like English
      > brown oak but maybe a little darker. You can get a very close
      > approximation by ammonia-fuming American white oak.
      >
      > Cheers,
      > Colin
      >
      >
      > Albion Works
      > Furniture and Accessories
      > For the Medievalist!
      > http://www.albionworks.net
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      >




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