|Forum topic by bturenne||posted 01-14-2010 05:38 PM||1019 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-14-2010 05:38 PM
I am writing a report on box joints and I have been unable to find some of the information that I am looking for.
I was hoping to include; various names, general information, purposes, description of the anatomy and the structural integrity, history, step-by-step execution with both hand and power tools, and possible alterations to the basic joint.
I have found everything without difficulty except for the history. I have found articles that state that “the box joint is believed to be created to solidly join the sides of wooden crates used by farmers to carry vegetables and fruits” but this was not backed up with any definite facts, resources, or artifacts. The only definite form of the box joint I was able to find was a “Mastermyr tool chest” believed to be from 1000 A.D.
And I know that it was very influential in the Shaker style. I was hoping someone would have any facts on the joint form any date or style of furniture, or any good sources on any of the categories I would greatly appreciate it.