Constructing Medieval Furniture: Plans and Instructions with by Daniel Deihl

By Daniel Deihl

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Plans for developing sixteen items in accordance with cautious learn and size of infrequent originals from 1100-1500. features a bench, chair, desk, chest, mattress, door, wine cupboard, candlestand, and cradle.

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The mortise and tenon joints sho uld fit together with a light tap from a mallet or a firm rap with th e palm of the hand. If you have ach ieved a good fit on th ese joints, the pieces of th e chest sho uld have no trouble standing alone as a chest frame witho ut botto m or lid. Bottom Panel Note in th e drawings th at th e botto m panel fits into the front, back, and end panels by dropping into a mort ise tha t is open on th e bottom-essentially a simple rabbet join. The on ly th ing tha t preven ts the bottom from falling out is the points at wh ich th e mortise runs th rough th e legs.

The best brushes for this work are made of hog bristle. They are cheap and durable, and come in all shapes and sizes. You will need rounds in sizes 00, 4, 8, and 12; flat brushes, also called brights, in sizes 1, 4, 8, and 12; and eat's tongue brushes in sizes 2, 4, and 6. You may also want a stenciling brush. You can use egg tempera, as described in chapter 3, or standard artist's colors in either oil or acrylic . Oil paint is a much more traditional medium, and although it was not developed until the mid- to late 1400s, I rec- EXECUTION NOTES Medieval painted wall hangings and armorial banners (flags bearing coats of arms) were executed on silk and linen panels and colored with egg tempera.

The mortise and tenon joints sho uld fit together with a light tap from a mallet or a firm rap with th e palm of the hand. If you have ach ieved a good fit on th ese joints, the pieces of th e chest sho uld have no trouble standing alone as a chest frame witho ut botto m or lid. Bottom Panel Note in th e drawings th at th e botto m panel fits into the front, back, and end panels by dropping into a mort ise tha t is open on th e bottom-essentially a simple rabbet join. The on ly th ing tha t preven ts the bottom from falling out is the points at wh ich th e mortise runs th rough th e legs.

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