It was the first ever book written on this fascinating subject and has a. Chairs, tables, cases and more for any event or a long day of hunting. Historically, much of it was made for military campaigns. Campaign furniture by christopher schwarz, author, christopher schwarz lost. See more ideas about campaign furniture, chair and furniture. Roorkhee chair in leather british campaign furniture, the. One of the first surprises in the book was a form of improved roorkhee chair called the bartlett chair. Campaign furniture by christopher schwarz goodreads. A listing of items from the british campaign furniture category of lewis drake and associates, including, roorkhee chair in canvas 1 in stock. Look no further than the october 2012 issue of popular woodworking magazine. It has all the hallmarks of the standard roorkhee plus extendable rests for your feet, like the classic planters chair. This chair is named in honor of the headquarters of the indian army corps of engineers at roorkhee, india and a mainstay of the army and navy stores catalogs.
Ive had a request for more details regarding how i made my roorkhee by hand. One of the more common pieces of campaign furniture is the simple trunk, sometimes also called a strong chest, traveling chest or barracks chest. Woodworking table plans router woodworking woodworking books woodworking projects furniture styles furniture design. This is our finest reproduction of the legendary campaign chair named in.
The middle photo is of an original roorkhee chair from a private collection as depicted in the excellent book, british campaign furniture by nicholas a. This post is an attempt at that, but some what repeating info in the previous post. Any furniture specifically made to break down or fold for ease of travel can be described as campaign furniture. Ill probably be giving the roorkee chair and schwarzs travelling bookcase a go in the future. Campaign furniture on the road again campaign roorkhee chair the past perfect. Campaign furniture is a type of furniture made for travel. Brawer and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search.
Also, the article i wrote about this form of chair in the october 2012 issue of popular woodworking magazine can be downloaded here. Please note that prices are subject to change and stock availability. The combination of clean lines, incredibly strong joinery, and the regular use of brass, leather, and copper create a style that is both attractive and long lasting. The latest book from lost art press seeks to restore this style to its proper place. You can find a section in the 1971 offering colonial furniture in new zealand by s. Download campaign chair plans download prices campaign furniture chair plans diy where to buy campaign chair plans pdf campaign chair plans how to. The roorkhee chair and the improved roorkhee lost art. Kevins campaign furniture collectionthis highly portable, lightweight, extremely comfortable chair has a brilliantly functional design that makes it stable to sit on even. The drawing below, attributed to a lieutenant wilmot, depicts a bengal regiment of infantry in scinde, india, on the move circa 1843. I went to the lost art press and got mine for 42 dollars. The resurgence of the campaign furniture style has recently taken the woodworking world by storm. My plans for a traditional roorkhee chair leather and all are there, along with construction notes and hardware details.
With more than 400 photos and drawings to explain the foundations of the style the record book provides plans for ix piece of classic campaign piece of furniture from the. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or. British campaign furniture abebooks shop for books. Since then it has been a popular chair for adventurers and campers. Another highly sought after book is british campaign furniture. Though i have been actively building campaign furniture for 17 months for a forthcoming book, i felt like i was treading water until yesterday. Sep 08, 2012 the overdesigned and overstuffed campaign furniture of the victorian era was unpractical for the new hitandrun tactics which demanded something lighter and more austere. Brawer meticulously details this fascinating merger of commerce and craftsmanship. It was the last of the gentlemens wars, according to brawer. It has been used by traveling armies since at least the. Lewis drake and associates british campaign furniture. I was fascinated by a reproduction of a piece of british campaign furniture that chris schwarz did for popular woodworking magazine, a few months back.
Aug 15, 2001 the roorkhee chair was a natural model for their project, as well as for furniture designers later in the 20th century who wanted to create chairs that were not only elegant, but comfortable too. Inspired by the legendary roorkhee chair, named in honour of the headquarters of the indian army corps stationed at roorkhee, india, and used by british military officers from the 1890s until world war ii, my campaign chair is light in weight, highly portable, exceptionally strong, and very comfortable. Up for auction is a rare 70s vintage british campaign rosewood roorkhee chair and ottoman. Kevins campaign furniture collectionthis highly portable, lightweight, extremely comfortable chair has a brilliantly functional design that makes it stable to sit on even in the most uneven terrain. Like all lost art press books, campaign furniture is produced entirely in the united states. If you are interested in building one of these chairs, you should check out the gallery of images below. Campaign furniture plans by christopher schwarz campaign piece of furniture by prolific woodman and writer roorkhee campaign chair plans chris schwarz starred chapters contain plans and instructions for type a. Campaign furniture was designed to be folded up, packed, and carried on the march by traveling armies. Lewis drake and associates roorkhee chair in canvas 1 in. Easily assembled and disassembled, it is loosely fitted into each other and held together by a combination of buffalo veil straps, canvas seat and back, promising high comfort no matter where it is placed. I do wish the book was coffee table size so it would be easier to read. Campaign furniture by christopher schwarz and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. From the book british campaign furniture by nicholas brawer these were more than just a few choice pieces which were tossed into a cart. Rod carew mightily is seated in type a roorkhee campaign chair.
The building terry campaign is building on an already strong campaign chair plans foundation that will have the college from great to excellent. African sporting creations british campaign furniture revivaler. During the 18th and 19th centuries, british furniture makers from hepplewhite to chippendale produced the most stylish and elegant collapsible chairs, tables, bookcases, beds, sofas, and desks. The portable and lightweight roorkhee or campaign chair was commonly used by british military officers until wwii. The original roorkhee chairs were created at the end of the 19th century after the boer war to increase british mobility in the field. Roorkhee chair in leather this is our finest reproduction of the legendary campaign chair named in honor of the headquarters of the indian army corps of engineers stationed at roorkhee, united provinces, india, and used by british military officers from the 1890s up to the beginning of world war ii. The administrators and armies of the british empire in the indian subcontinent were perhaps the largest consumer of campaign furniture leading to high quality local manufacturing of durable, practical and elegant knockdown chairs, tables, desks, bookcases and beds. I have to give a huge thank you to greg miller in australia, who helped. Roorkhee chair design document popular woodworking magazine. Roorkhee chair in the new popular woodworking lost art press. Out close to experienced teachers roorkhee campaign chair plans freshen up around lessons. This is an excerpt from campaign furniture by christopher schwarz.
Like all lost art press books, campaign furniture is produced entirely in the. Some officers, when ordering their camp furnishings at the british crowns expense, selected nearly 50 pieces including beds, chests, writing tables, bookcases and chamber pot holders. Brawer, to whom we owe much of the above descriptions and which is also available directly from us. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Campaign furniture by christopher schwarz highland woodworking.
Most furniture historians place the time period for campaign furniture as beginning in 1790 and lasting until the boer war 1899 to 1902 against the transvaal and orange free state in south africa. Roorkhee chair in leather products british campaign furniture. Its not a rigorous historical treatise by any means, but at least it includes 1. Andre roubo s 18thcentury book on woodworking featured designs for several pieces of campaign furniture, including a folding bed, chair and stool left. The british campaign gun rack is three feet wide, 32 inches tall, and 26 inches deep.
This is a very detailed book on building campaign furniture and is a great resource. The roorkhee chair was a natural model for their project, as well as for furniture designers later in the 20th century who wanted to create chairs that were not only elegant, but comfortable too. Today we sprayed shellac on the chair, completed the leather work and began building some campaign style stools. British campaign writing deskbar recreate the under canvas ambiance in your own home with our british campaign writing deskbar fashioned from luxurious rich rosewood. Tools to build a roorkee chair posted on february 25, 2014 by lost art press because the roorkee chair has leatherwork and turning, many woodworkers ask me about the basic toolset needed to build one of these chairs. Since the early 1700s british campaign furniture has been appreciated for its innovative design, durability, versatility, and elegance ensuring british troops the highest.
Some photos in the gallery are shown in canvas, also. Category archives campaign article of furniture ive constantly intellection campaign furniture plans i should have a plan vitamin b complex in. Woodworking campaign chair plans video how to build. Very few books have actually been written about campaign style. Nov 06, 2016 the overdesigned and overstuffed campaign furniture of the victorian era was unpractical for the new hitandrun tactics which demanded something lighter and more austere. It was designed to be packed up and carried on the march. Safari chair, leather chair, lounge chair, accent chair, campaign chair, sling chair, roorkhee chair, camp, custom bespoke furniture. Also of note to me are the oddshaped turnings shown on the standard roorkhee. The roorkhee chair was among the most popular models of campaign chairs used by british officers from approximately 1898 to the start of ww ii. Like a dormant case of malaria, my fevered love for campaign furniture began many years ago without my. One problem with the original roorkhee was the narrow width of the arms. I had a small hobby lathe and some 84 walnut lying around so i thought i would give it a try. The interior contains fullcolor and duotone photos and is printed on paper that is heavy and coated with a matte finish for readability.1289 1095 301 512 471 1053 853 672 670 998 107 1307 522 1511 316 1328 534 811 1578 590 184 580 813 158 1471 1046 1435 1049 816 148 218 1159 1308 285 881 1026 730 395 673 1045 600 690 108 861 3 216 716 820