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Re: Request for Viking Chair Advice

Poster: "Stephanie M. Thorson" <smt2@st-andrews.ac.uk>

Says Dafydd:

> Greetings to all from Dafydd Chairmaker!
> Hreodbeorht MacBeath wrote:
> > A few members of my clan are looking into making "viking chairs" (two 
> > boards, one w/ tongue and other with slot) in time for Pennsic,
> [...]
> > And - are they actually Viking or in any way period? 
> No.  They are entirely modern.

They are also extremely hard to get up out of if (like me) you are a woman
with some breadth of hip.  That low centre of gravity may have its
advantages, but ease and grace of getting out of low chairs in not among
them.  Something some of the chairbuilders may want to consider ...

Stephanie M. Thorson			|  SCA: Lady Alianora Munro
Dept. of Scottish History		|  Clan White Wing
University of St Andrews		|  Tarkhan, Khanate Red Lion

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