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A tour in old Danish furniture design and buildings (museum tour)

by mafe
posted 08-19-2010 02:13 PM


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#1 posted 08-19-2010 02:48 PM

beautiful !

i would sit on that little stool ,
and admire your new wife .

congratulations !

i like the model workbench too ,
something i could work on in a chair .
i could carry my wood in my pocket ,
instead of a truck .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 08-19-2010 03:55 PM

Interesting and natural beauty.

Thanks for posting

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#3 posted 08-19-2010 08:53 PM

Lucky man.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#4 posted 08-19-2010 09:13 PM

Interesting, Thank you for posting Glad you had a nice time!

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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#5 posted 08-19-2010 09:15 PM

David: Yes, that would be something, perhaps one day we will show up! Be carefull what you say. It’s so wonderful to feel your womnderful mood today, thank you.
lumberdustjohn: Yes, I simply can’t stop to agree…
Martyn: As Clint Eastwood would say: ‘well do you feel lucky punk?’ – and I would reply: ‘Yes, extremely’.
Thank you guys.
Smiles of luck for all the beauty life and you all bring me,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 08-19-2010 09:16 PM

sawblade1: Thank you.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 08-19-2010 10:57 PM

Mafe I could spend hours in a museum, I am always so fascinated by the work that was done in the old days
We have a museum here in my town but it pales in comparison the the one at the Kimberley mine, in the Cape province.
Your bride to be is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing this.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#8 posted 08-20-2010 12:04 AM

Great pictures Mafe. My grandfather was from Denmark. He loved woodworking. Some of your pictures remind me of the things he used to build. Thanks for posting them.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 08-20-2010 01:52 AM

My grandfather was also from Denmark and a wood crafter. I have visited outdoor museums there and in Sweden and in Norway. Wonderful fun! Thanks for the photos.

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#10 posted 08-20-2010 08:18 AM

Thanks for posting mads, this just makes me really want to visit Denmark. It looks like a lovely place to be.
I love old buildings etc. It is good that they are preserved for us in some way to really make us appreciate how we live today and really the basics are still there. The old ways are all so interesting.
Australia is so lacking in history and what we do have is really not recognised as it isn’t all that old. We just have to wait a few centuries!!!!
Happy to hear you are getting married again.

-- Theresa, https://www.facebook.com/derrymore/

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#11 posted 08-20-2010 09:21 AM

thank´s for a lovely tour Mads :-)
I see the vintage achitect fit right in there…..LOL
and congrat´s with the beautyfull Lady soon to be called wife :-)
just sad we didn´t meet you and her on your vacation…..well next time
I don´t know if you have seen the Old Town in Århus,but I know you wood love it if not
have a great day my freind

take care
Dennis

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#12 posted 08-20-2010 09:28 AM

Hi all,
I’m happy to see the cultural intrest of my fellow LJ’s:
Cher: I mave spend hours there, I liked to go there and sit with my pen or watercolors, when I was a student of archiecture, and I later broughts my own students there, when I was a constructing architect teacher.
Thank you, yes she is.
JorgeG:Thank you.
SnowyRiver: Ahhh another Dane over there, allways sweet to hear that.
Jim Finn: Yes it’s a very Danish last name Finn, so I can see this, wonderful.
TJ: If you ever come to Denmark, please call. Yes, it’s so interesting to see where we come from, especially now, where we live in a so changed world.
Yes – I’ll be married again, we just have to wait a little because of goverment problems, but she is worth waiting for, so even with a long gray beard, I will marry her.
Best thoughts to all,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 08-20-2010 11:35 AM

Thanks for the wonderful tour Mads. Now I see where the modern Danish aesthetic comes from. I would love to visit there as soon as my wife can walk again. Much of the furniture we buy here in Norway is manufactured in Denmark and is a very good quality. The old Danish buildings and farms are quite different than ours, but just as interesting and beautiful.

We have a similar museum called Maihaugen near Lillehammer (remember the Winter OL held there in 1994?) I hope you will have a chance to visit there some time with your beautiful bride to be. It is also well worth a visit.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 08-20-2010 12:56 PM

Hi Mike, I will love to go there one day, thank you for the hint.
I will in general love to show my Caroline Norway, I love your Norway so much.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#15 posted 08-20-2010 09:56 PM

mafe,
great pics of nice joinery and inspiring furniture with simple utility, .... beautiful. clean unfettered designs, function driving form, ... classically aged. good stuff.

i see you mentioned norway as well and i had a question for the scandanavian woodworking contingency: i saw some furniture when i was in norway that i think was called “dragon style”. one of the places that had it that i can remember was in the wonderful old hotel, kvikne’s hotel in balholm. does anyone have any pics of dragon style furniture and any info on it ??? even the houses on balholm have the same style to them as this cool looking furniture. would love to try my hand at a piece. any contempory furniture builders doing the dragon furniture today ?

kvikne’s hotel is a real norwegian treasure !!!!

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#16 posted 08-20-2010 10:27 PM

aurora
take a look at Mike´s .. AKA Stefang tourblog I think there was one

Dennis

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#17 posted 08-21-2010 04:21 AM

Thank you for the descriptions and many photos.

I appreciate the details you photograph!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#18 posted 08-21-2010 03:46 PM

Hi Aurora,
Yes I think probaly Mike can help you: http://lumberjocks.com/stefang
I’m sure he will try, he is a wonderful guy, living in Norway.
Justfine, Thank you a lot, I smile now.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#19 posted 08-21-2010 09:19 PM

Mads, I had to wait more than 10 minutes for all the photos to download on my frustratingly slow dialup internet connection!
Worth the wait, BEAUTIFUL photos! That plane is extremely interesting.
Hope you don’t have to grow the long grey beard before marrying your Parisian love! I understand why you are willing to grow the beard though! Nice photo too.
Will respond to your PM soon.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#20 posted 08-22-2010 12:17 AM

Hi Div,
I smile, yes you are really in the countyside I see, here we coplain about 8mb download…
But do not be jealous – life in a city are not romantic at all, and we have awfull woodsupply…
Yes I think the plane was a interesting discovery, since it’s kind of a mix between many, I see the French very squrae and simple, the asian with the pull bar (even this has two), and also I find it interesting to see we had our own way here before, since I think the north are deeply infuenced by Germany on this field. But do not get me startet…
It’s funny since I was just writing my Caroline the same, that I will love to soon make these roods with her.
Yes, I have to agree and say it ‘she is beautiful’.
Thank you my soulbrother,.
best thoughts from the North,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#21 posted 08-22-2010 01:53 AM

Div, I thought I was the only one left with a slow dial up connection!

I agree, definitely worth the wait! I especially liked the unique hinge and the old stool.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#22 posted 08-23-2010 12:08 AM

fantastic :) where is frilandsmuseet? i have been to hjerl hede a couple of times. always VERY impressed by the wooden cogs and wheels in the granary!

-- -- It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#23 posted 08-23-2010 01:01 AM

It’s close to Lyngby Copenhagen, perhaps this is where we will meet for a beer next time!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#24 posted 08-23-2010 01:10 AM

I love the beautiful lines of the chairs. Simple but elegant. The through tenons give the simple utilitarian item a touch of class Thank you for the tour and for including the picture of your beautiful future wife.

Joe

-- Requirements for woodworkers: Sharp mind, sharp wit, sharp tools.

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#25 posted 08-23-2010 02:19 AM

Your photo named “A box” is similar to a Norweigian or Danish Tine ( pronounced Tina) like the one in this attachement. I have made a bunch of these.

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#26 posted 08-23-2010 01:02 PM

sittingbuller: Yes I agree, and thank you.
Jim Finn: Yes, I have family in Norway (aunt by the name Tine), so I notised these boxes, and allways liked them. But it seem that it was a ‘normal’ way earlier to make these boxes, since I seen them in many coltures.
I will like to try and make some one day, do you have some tips, or weblinks for this?
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#27 posted 08-24-2010 05:03 AM

I remembered what tine’s looked like from the ones I saw while visiting Denmark and Sweden and I learrned how to bend the wood from Zachary Taylor’s book “Wood Bender’s Handbook” I found 3/16” oak to work best for bending.

-- No PHD just a DD214 Website> craftingcouple.com

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#28 posted 08-24-2010 08:38 AM

Thank you, I’ll look it up.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#29 posted 09-30-2013 08:47 PM

Nice pictures. It gives me lots of ideas.

Very interesting little log slab stool. The way the legs connect at the sides and all the way through. Now I know what to do with those log slabs i been collecting under the house.

And those dovetails on that chest, are they really dovetails? It almost looks like triangle shaped dowels? I gotta try that.

Finally that wall mounted table is very practical, and you only need half as many legs. I seen the same design once here in Finland. Wall mounted tables is an idea which time its to make a comeback.

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#30 posted 09-30-2013 08:52 PM

I missed this the first time. What a wonderful place.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#31 posted 09-30-2013 08:57 PM

Thank you for sharing the photos. I found them to be inspirational.

-- RusticJohn

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#32 posted 09-30-2013 09:09 PM

Thanks Mad
For the tour, much of that vintage furniture could be in a shaker museum in the states.

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#33 posted 10-01-2013 01:33 AM

Mads,

You always have wonderful posts. Good luck to you and your bride to be.

BJ

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#34 posted 10-01-2013 10:31 PM

Hi guys,
This post was three and a half year ago, so even I enjoyed to see it again.
Sadly the woman and I never got married, short story, she was an amazing woman, but lived in France…
Wooddweller, happy to be able to inspire, I also feel like this, when going through them now.
Jim, yes I also find common impressions there.
Thank you fro the comments again.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#35 posted 03-07-2016 06:51 AM

The wood used for this chair looks old and strong natural hardwood. Simply perfect for any kind of furniture use, just as this bench at http://www.javateakoutdoorfurniture.com/products/benches/.

-- http://www.javateakoutdoorfurniture.com/

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