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03-24-2010 03:38 AM

I would like to build a few for my camp. I think they look great and I have some maple that may work.

http://www.britishcampaignfurniture.com/products?id=11345
http://hollisterhovey.blogspot.com/2008/05/ideal-raj-on-roof-accessory-roorkhee.html


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#1 posted 03-24-2010 07:18 AM

Looks like a chair for the British gentry. I think you have to shoot liions, tigers and elephants to earn the right to use one of those chairs ;-))

BTW, Welcome to LJ!!

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#2 posted 03-24-2010 07:54 AM

I love british campaign furniture.

I have been trying to work up the courage to build a pair of Roorkhee chairs. A guy I work with said he would do the canvas.

I have been collecting a file of pictures of campaign furniture. If you need pictures of something I may be able to help.

There was a folding cot/bed on craigs list the other day, they were asking $500 I think that may have been a deal.

What kind of wood are you going to use? I have a pile of mahogany I salvaged that I will probably use.

Most of the stuff I have seen has been made of rosewood but I’m afraid thats a little high dollar for me.

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#3 posted 05-03-2010 05:31 AM

Finished one. Now I need a second and matching footstools.
roorkee chair a

roorkee chair b

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#4 posted 05-03-2010 12:49 PM

I collect British and Scandinavian campaign furniture.
I love the Roorkhee chair design. I sat in many of these while working in Kenya.

I have a pair of similar chairs that were designed by Hans Wegner. They are his famous “Safari Chair”. I rescued them from a junk shop for $45 for the pair. They are ebonized wood with canvas and leather seats and backs.

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#5 posted 05-03-2010 06:07 PM

This is really great, please post them to finished projects with more pictures. Show a closeup on how the seats are attached, and give some dimensions.
You have done a great job.
BTW are they comfortable?

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#6 posted 10-27-2010 08:25 PM

GKP 741 What a great job!! Anyway you would share plans? I want to build a couple for my place too.

Macnab

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#7 posted 05-23-2012 04:48 AM

Plans would be SOoo sweet!

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#8 posted 05-23-2012 04:54 AM

Popular Woodworking has plans in an up coming issue written by Christopher Schwarz. There are supposed to be several upcoming articles on campaign furniture.
http://www.popularwoodworking.com/article/roorkhee-chair-first-look?et_mid=557430&rid=233687566

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#9 posted 05-23-2012 11:15 AM

Check out Schwarz’s lost art press blog if you haven’t already. He’s been working on one over several entries and you could probably get lots of ideas.

-- Wood is not velveeta

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