15th Century Writing Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by Kean posted 05-10-2013 12:05 AM 1900 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a half scale replica of a 15th century writing box. It’s made of maple with walnut pegs. The only metal is the iron hinges and the brass locks. I made this as a cash/check in box for my reenactment group (SCA) I also made a second one with latches instead of locks as a portable work desk for a calligraphy artist. This second one has a longer sloped surface as it was sized to hold her preferred paper.

-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

3 comments so far

View .'s profile


76 posts in 3066 days

#1 posted 05-10-2013 03:30 AM

That’s neat. I like the concept and angles of this. Have you seen the Shaker Lap Desk by Christian Becksvoort on FineWoodworking? He uses maple for the breadboards and quartersawn pine for the bottom.

You did a nice job here. Well done.

View a1Jim's profile


114790 posts in 2846 days

#2 posted 05-10-2013 05:49 AM

Very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

20095 posts in 1607 days

#3 posted 05-10-2013 10:11 AM

Nice work sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics