Re: [MedievalSawdust] another chair question
- On Sun, July 23, 2006 10:34, Conal O'hAirt Jim Hart said:
> Am I being overly catious or is theI think it might rack a bit on uneven ground. The bent pieces and the way
> most probable joint for the crossing
> of the legs on this chair a real
> potential weakness?
> What is the opinion on this chairs
> 'periodness'? Has anyone seen anything
> like it? I savd the picture but there
> were no details about it's origin/time..
the wood is working imply that it is designed for lighter use than some
other designs. I am unsure how old it would be. Do you have the original
filename of the picture? You can try to search google images for the
filename and see if it returns a webpage that is useful.
I am unsure that you could make a breakdown version of this that wouldn't
severely weaken the X joint and/or risk it falling apart on uneven ground.
Instead consider the simpler style of folding scissors armchair depicted
It is well versed in middle to late period (though it isn't appropriate
for me in the viking age). Relatively innexpensive to make and can be made
of lightweight woods such that it is easy to transport. It can be adjusted
to suit the depth of the posterior it is intended to accomodate. It can be
made stronger to accomodate more fundament. It can be made with rod peened
over like rivets or with threaded rod and wooden caps to hide the
... They got the library at Alexandria, they aren't getting mine!