Wednesday, April 29, 2009

15th century bench

I am currently working on some new furniture to put in our (soon to be finished) tent. I am working on two tables (+ trestles), some tent-poles and I am also going to make at lantern.

But today I finished a small bench.

The bench-type that I have made can be seen on various 15th century paintings, and seem to be very common. It can be found in many variations, both simple and vith lots of fancy carvings.

I went for the simple style.

The construction is very simple and seem to be quite stable. So it was a nice project for a novice woodworker like me.
Again I used beech wood. And the whole thing is held togeather with wooden dowels (no glue).

The bench is 90 cm long, 25 cm wide and 45 cm high.

Here is a picture from 1475 of this specific type of bench. I am also going to make a couple of the 3-legged trestles that you see holding the table.

Hope to show you more furnifure soon!


  1. Very nice work! It is beautiful!

  2. The beech looks very nice - solid, but not too heavy. How thick are the pieces?

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  4. @Anonymous: Ca. 2,3cm. But it could be thinner.