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Author Topic: Campain furnture plans.  (Read 3959 times)
Lt.Mycroft
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« on: December 28, 2013, 11:47:26 pm »

So I'm looking for plans/ideas for campaign furniture.
Going to be my woodworking project for this coming year.
My thoughts are, a table, field desk, and maybe a bed.

Any thought, links to other sites are thanked in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 05:44:26 am »

I'll be quite interested to see what you find!

I looked into campaign furniture when remodeling a 30' camper
I bought abandonded from a storage back in '93.

Turned out not to be suitable for what I wanted it for,
but the style was very nice.

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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 08:30:01 am »

This should interest you.
http://www.campaignfurniture.com/about.asp
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 09:00:22 am »

There are a lot of inspiring images on Pinterest under 'British Colonial Style' and Safari search headings, also various firms in India still make camping furniture according to designs that were used in the past.  The antique campaign furniture catalogs are almost like diagrams for construction that you can find on a search for free downloads.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013, 10:04:18 pm »

Look up The Boy Mechanic on Project Gutenberg or Google Books. There are a couple of volumes, and "camping furniture" projects are well represented; not so much pack camping in the backcountry, but more Summer in the Adirondacks, with all the fixings. You may find it useful.
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2013, 02:56:35 am »

The link provided by Walking Stick above is intriguing, but appears to be actual antiques. Does anyone know a site for reproductions (which, at least in theory, would be a bit more affordable)?
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2014, 12:35:19 am »

Try the library. ( Unless your book budget is sizable )

http://www.abebooks.com/British-Campaign-Furniture-Elegance-Under-Canvas/9046497158/bd?cm_mmc=gmc-_-gmc-_-PLA-_-v01

I got LUCKY and got a copy at a discount book store for $20 before the price jumped way up.
( there was a stack of them..... would have been a nice investment )
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 01:03:56 am »

My favorite pewter guy posted this bed on the armour archive.
http://forums.armourarchive.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=166228
It's made redit, viralnova, ebaumsworld, and now a short artical hear.
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110503/amazing-bed-in-a-box
It's not quite the Napoleons champagne bed with canopy but its worth considering.

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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2014, 03:13:19 am »

My favorite pewter guy posted this bed on the armour archive.
http://forums.armourarchive.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=166228
It's made redit, viralnova, ebaumsworld, and now a short artical hear.
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110503/amazing-bed-in-a-box
It's not quite the Napoleons champagne bed with canopy but its worth considering.




I do like that one! It would be perfect for a spare room.
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2014, 05:31:25 am »

OK sort of an update.

“Campaign Furniture” will be designed and to the printer by the end of January, which means it will be released in early March 2014. I am trying like heck to bring in the book at less than $32 retail, but it is a challenge. We need to use matte-finish coated paper to reproduce the color and duotone photographs, and we won’t skimp on the binding or cover."

The above text is from Lost Art Press. Christopher Schwarz wood-worker and author is printing a book (with plans and projects) on campaign furniture. [happy dance]
So looks in March this project will start.
Oh and any other wood-workers here swing over to Lost Art Press they have a lot of other wood working books, mainly in the hand tool wood working style.
http://www.lostartpress.com/
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2014, 06:05:11 am »

My favorite pewter guy posted this bed on the armour archive.
http://forums.armourarchive.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=166228
It's made redit, viralnova, ebaumsworld, and now a short artical hear.
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/110503/amazing-bed-in-a-box
It's not quite the Napoleons champagne bed with canopy but its worth considering.




This is brilliant.  I can see this being part of a Steampunk mobile RV / Trailer (Caravan)
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2014, 06:28:13 am »

For those following along the book from Lost Arts Press is going to the printers.
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Here are specifications for “Campaign Furniture.” The book will be in 6” x 9” format and more than 312 pages long (we still have to add the index). It will be printed on #60 coated paper that has a matte finish – likely the same paper we used for “By Hand & Eye.”

The interior will be in full color. All photos of finished furniture, plus historical paintings and engravings, will be printed in full color. Step-by-step construction photos will be printed using a duotone (think Woodworking Magazine).

The book will be hardbound – casebound and Smythe sewn. No, it will not have a deckle (rough) edge. The book’s endsheets will be either colored or printed; I’m still working that out. We are still shooting for a retail price of $32, but we don’t have all of our printing quotes completed yet.
Should be out by the 1st week in March.

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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2014, 11:45:57 am »

So I'm looking for plans/ideas for campaign furniture.
Going to be my woodworking project for this coming year.
My thoughts are, a table, field desk, and maybe a bed.

Any thought, links to other sites are thanked in advance.


A folding stool is simple enough to make; I even managed one in woodwork class when I was about 12 years old, with just hand tools.


The folding wood and canvas chair known as a "director's chair" is also quite simple in design, and quite comfortable (though heavier than a stool).


A folding card table (also known as a "bridge table") would make a good campaign desk or even dining table.


Plans for the stool and chair are widely available; for the bridge table, you might be able to find something on Fine Woodworking's website, in the Plans and Projects section.
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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2014, 09:42:47 pm »

So after a slight delay due to my old bank canceling my check card and not issuing a new one. I now have a new bank and a new card. Now on with this project.
I now have the book of plans from The Lost Arts Press ordered, after some time to read and select what I'm going to do it will be time for the selection of lumber and then build. 
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2016, 09:53:17 pm »

Hi! I'm the new one. Besides steampunk, I'm the reenactor of 18th century and napoleonic.  This is topic about campaign furniture from our  forum.

http://altkreytzen.drl.pl/forum/viewtopic.php?f=337&t=94841

In polish. But there are some pics. Especially Napoleon's campaign bath with integrated oven.
Two years ago I was in Stow on the Wold where shop Christopher Clarke Antiques is. They have lot of catalogues.
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