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The Chris Schwarz Blog

A Well-furnished Roman Sarcophagus

Although Roman furniture is well represented in frescoes, mosaics and sculptures few pieces of wooden furniture...

To Herculaneum

No matter how much you read about a person, a piece of furniture or a place, the real thing is always different...

‘Making Things Work’ by Nancy R. Hiller

As cautionary woodworking tales go, Nancy R. Hiller’s might just be the funniest – and the most sincere. Standing in...

Sawing Tenons

This is an excerpt from The Essential Woodworker by Robert Wearing. The accurate sawing of tenons (Fig 119) is a...

Chris vs. the Volcano

I leave for Naples, Italy, in the morning to research Roman workbenches, which is a shocking sentence to write. When...

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