RE: [MedievalSawdust] Chest Advice
- Oh, and I do like the birch idea.-----Original Message-----
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Ron Jachim
Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2006 11:45 PM
Subject: [MedievalSawdust] Chest Advice
I'm thinking of replacing my rather crude pine arming chest with a
frame & panel version of the same. This is for the 17th century,
though I've seen several 16th century ones that are similar to what
I'm thinking of with frame & panel sides. Would the top & bottom be
made of solid wood or frame & panel as well? I need it to seat two
Rough outside dimensions are 42"x16"x20"
Oak is commonly used by many, but I was thinking of using birch, which
was abundant in Poland -- oak may be too, but oak seems too "common"
and I like the look of birch better. Any thoughts on woods?