Peter Follansbee Master Joiner in the 17th century Tradition
- There is a really good article on Peter Follansbee in the
current issue of "WoodWork" magazine.
Peter is the resident joiner at the Plimoth Plantation Living
History Museum. I've also seen his work sited in many
traditional wood working books and articles.
One of the most interesting sections in the article is
dedicated to building furniture with green wood. I'm not just
talking about stools and chairs, but full size frame and panel
chests. The secret is building the piece with the full knowledge
of how and where is will change as it dries.
Since I've had this discussion so many times, with many
woodworkers, (many of whom now think I'm a blithering idiot)it's
nice to have a reference to point to and say "see, I'm not
It's worth the price of the Magazine, (which has recently come
down in price if I'm not mistaken) Most large book sellers