By Christopher Schwarz
For almost 200 years, simple and sturdy pieces of campaign furniture were used by people all over the globe, and yet this remarkable furniture style is now almost unknown to most woodworkers and furniture designers.
“Campaign Furniture” seeks to restore this style to its proper place by introducing woodworkers to the simple lines, robust joinery and ingenious hardware that characterize campaign pieces. With more than 400 photos and drawings to explain the foundations of the style, the book provides plans for nine pieces of classic campaign furniture, from the classic stackable chests of drawers to folding Roorkee chairs and collapsible bookcases.
In addition to all that, “Campaign Furniture” contains the first English-language translation of André-Jacob Roubo's 18th-century text on campaign pieces, plus original drawings of dozens of pieces of British campaign furniture culled from original copies of the Army & Navy stores' catalogs.
Like all Lost Art Press books, “Campaign Furniture” is produced entirely in the United States. The book is in a 6” x 9” format and hardbound. The interior contains full-color and duotone photos and is printed on paper that is heavy and coated with a matte finish for readability. The interior signatures are sewn for long-term durability.
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Table of Contents
1. Campaign Style 1
2. Campaign Woods 38
3. Campaign Hardware 52
4. Campaign Chests 82
5. Campaign Secretaries 122
6. Folding Camp Stool 138
7. Roorkee Chairs 154
8. Strong Trunk 190
9. Field Desk 214
10. Collapsible Bookshelves 234
11. Traveling Bookcase 248
A. Roubo on Campaigning... 269
B. India’s Joiners, by George Cecil... 279
C. Army & Navy Stores... 285