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Poster: "M. Stewart" <email@example.com>
I have had a nagging question I've been looking for an answer for:
How do you build a basic period chair?
First question... how do you define basic?
Popular chairs (ones I have seen frequently) include:
the Viking chair - 2 pieces of wood put together to form an off center x.
one piece of wood is shorter than the other... place the x on the
short side thus
leaving one long leg to serve as a back and one short leg to serve
as the seat.
Personally I haven't seen documentation on this one, ask Magnus.
the Savauna Rollant (spelling is wrong, I'm pretty sure) -
This is the common X chair that folds up. It has plenty of sources
documentation, from Rome to France1800's, pretty much a favorite
pattern in and out of the SCA. I have seen many variations on this
with their own peculiarities. The legs and arms (the X itself)
Can be either
bent or straight. Documentation I have seen seems to be more heavily
populated with the curved variety. The seat is historically a
slung seat of
leather with a large pillow stuffed with horsehair. Other combinations
are also possible, you just have to look a little harder for the
the Flemish chair -
This is one of my favorites, and my specialty. It isn't basic...
so skip that.
the Finger chair -
This is not the proper name of this one. Some examples are even
the X chair above. But immagine a series of interlocking fingers
for the seat.
This chair folds up very thin. Examples I have seen are mostly
around the 1450's to 1550's. Easy to make once you have the angles
then there is a whole world of other options... I have seen everything
from plywood thrones to beautifully carved examples of the Savauna
Rollant(sp). Take your pick. The best place that I can think of to start
is talking to Magnus. Then go through books. Find something you like,
and that matches your skill level.
Then enjoy the learning process and watch the shavings fly.
Bridgette Kelly MacLean
The MacLean of Atlantia
(mka Mari Stewart
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