Box Furniture: How to Make a Hundred Useful Articles for the Home Louise Brigham

ISBN: 9781410101709

Published: December 1st 2002

Paperback

332 pages


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Box Furniture: How to Make a Hundred Useful Articles for the Home  by  Louise Brigham

Box Furniture: How to Make a Hundred Useful Articles for the Home by Louise Brigham
December 1st 2002 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 332 pages | ISBN: 9781410101709 | 9.30 Mb

Originally published in 1910, this unusual book is about making furniture by hand using old boxes and crates. From the authors preface: Two summers on the island of Spitzbergen taught me, more than all previous experiments, the latent possibilitiesMoreOriginally published in 1910, this unusual book is about making furniture by hand using old boxes and crates.

From the authors preface: Two summers on the island of Spitzbergen taught me, more than all previous experiments, the latent possibilities of a box. Our camp was located seven hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle- Hammerfest, Norway, 535 miles to the southeast, was the nearest point from which supplies could be obtained.

Ice and snow cut off the settlement from the outside world for eight months of the year. The provisions and other equipment necessary for the camp of eighty miners and workmen had to be carried in boxes on the ships that came from the mainland during the four summer months. When the portable house which was to be the home of the manager, his wife, and myself as their guest, had been put up and the supplies unpacked, the boxes began to accumulate. ... No lumber was available in Spitzbergen. ... cut off from materials the possibilities of the box seemed greater than ever, and the work, which daily grew in interest, commenced.

As I worked in that far-off marvelous land of continuous day, surrounded by mountains and glaciers, I felt anew the truth, so familiar to all, that work to be of real value must be honest, useful, and beautiful... With instructions on how to make 100 different items of useful furniture from boxes and cargo crates- including jardiniere, plant box, footstool, clock case, wall rack, washstand, bookcases, desk, game table, umbrella stand, nursery table, picture frames, corner seats, etc. etc.



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