Designed with mobility in mind this chest will come apart for easy transport. It is built similar to assembling a log home. Each piece interlocks with the preceding board.
It was designed to hold a modern cooler within the chest so it is out of site. There is also room for dry goods storage both in the chest and on a sliding shelf or whatever you want to stay out of site.
The curved top will shed inclement weather and keep your valuables dry and out of the elements.
The plans call for pine as the main building material to keep the cost and weight down however any material will suffice.
A picture of this folding chair was sent by one of the members as an idea for another project.
Although it looks complicated there are really only four major components to the chair. These parts are then cloned to produce the final project.
The toughest portion of this build is the long sweeping curves on the leg. However I have provided a template that you can make a full size pattern from which should simplify the process.
The template and detail drawings will give you the positioning for the dowel holes and the location of the tenons on each end.
As shown on the next page when folded the chair will measure approximately 18 ½” x 27” x 56”. If you find a way to make the main pivot knob and dowel removable the chair will definitely create a smaller footprint for travel.
If you don’t have a method to make the large pivot knob, I’m sure you could find a rosette molding piece at the hardware store that would do the job nicely.
If you do create this chair I would love to see and post pictures of the final masterpiece. It should be a fun project and very useful for a camp site.
Everyone loves a challenge. One of the SCA members challenged me to come up with a bed that would dismantle small enough to fit in a compact vehicle. This is the result.
The bed when assembled measures the same as the single bed, capable of fitting a mattress 30” x 77”. With the new design changes the bed will dismantle to a footprint of just 7 ½” high x 24 ½” wide x 41” long. If you needed it to be even narrower you could take apart the headboard and save another 6” in width. Because the bed is a modular design it will be the quickest of all the beds to setup and take down. No tools required, just unhook the locking tenons load it in your vehicle and hit the road. I also beefed up the slats to ¾” in this model for a full size adult. If it was being used by smaller children you could reduce the slat materials to ½” thick and cut down on the overall weight. The weakest part of this bed’s new design structure is the locking tenons. I would suggest you choose your material wisely. If you are you are using solid lumber, definitely try and have the grain running on an angle across that joint. (See page 3 for clarification) As an alternative you could construct the corner legs and the center support from veneer core plywood which has no grain direction and would be stronger. Or have some metal plates fabricated to strengthen the joint. However you decide to build this bed you should enjoy many years of use and ease of mobility.
I have provided templates for all of the curved parts to help with construction. Just photocopy them enlarge the print until the grid measures 1” x1” and attach it to your material of choice.
I’m not sure how authentic this folding table is as far as being a period piece of furniture. However, the craftsman of that era: were certainly handy enough to make something similar.
The table when set up measures approximately 30” x 36” and yet folds down to 4” thick when transporting from campsite to campsite.
The table can be constructed out of any material, even plywood for the top, I might suggest hardwood for strength and durability. It will be a little heavier but the added strength will be worth it.
Keep in mind the legs must be cut at a 30 degree angle so the top will lay flat and have a good footing on the ground. I did design the table with screws in mind, but for purists all of the screws could be replaced with the appropriate doweling.
Enjoy your new folding table!
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Medieval furniture can demand a lot of skill and workmanship. Some medieval furniture does not work well in a Society environment where the participants must pack all of their goods in vehicles before and after an event.
However some medieval seating was quite simple and easy to build. The decorative support rails (stretchers) are certainly required for stability however the decorative edges are just a matter of choice.
This style of bench appeared through the fifteenth and sixteenth century paintings and illustration. You could use any material to construct this bench but I would suggest a hardwood for strength. Also keep in mind grain direction, be sure that any stress areas have the wood grain running in the strongest direction. Because of the bench design this shouldn’t be a concern as the grain should be running the correct direction naturally.