Tuesday, December 15, 2009

M'Lady Christiana is not only limited to furniture making but can also make and design special items like Elizabethan French Hoods and ruffs, including the ruff box. This ruff box is lined of aromatic cedar and contains a ruff worn by Elizabethan man and woman  of the 16th century. The head contains a french hood and a ruff trimmed in lace and fresh water pearls.

Eight Sided Pavilon

This a veiw of the interior of pavilion - frame work and setup are shown below.

Shown here is the exterior view of the six sided and eight sided pavilon taken at Golden Swan event of 2007

Not only limited to costuming and furniture

This photo is the frame work for the roof and walls of the eight sided pavilon, which in 2010 will be replaced with a birch and maple frame, taking less volume in space to store and transport. The following photos to follow will show the different modes of setting up. The frame is made of 2x2 of spruce, and stain to a dark walnut stain. Hinging is done by eye screws and 3 inch x 1/4 inch bolts, wingnuts and fender washers. The next photo shows it in setup with the canvas roof panel less walls and the final photo shows the inner lining.

Below is shown the meeting chamber - one of three rooms designed into the 12 spoke Medieval pavilion. The Gustonbury chairs were made by M'Lady Christiana and they were made of maple lumber. Easy to take down and transport. The brass table was given to Christiana when her friend Kasper moved to Sask. She cleaned it up, and has been using it since at large scale camp out events. The above photo shows the final product of the development of the 12 spoke Medieval pavilion, with room enough for the bed chamber, kitchen and sitting chamber. A porch was later designed and added, and was all setup at Stepping Down Coronet (Connacht) May 2011. The base diameter of the pavilion without porch is 20 ft diameter with an average head height of 6 ft 6 inches, however the overall height without flag staff at top is 14 feet high. With linings, room divider drapes, roof panels, inner and outer, porch, and wall panels including frame, is an estamated weight for shipping of 175 lbs. Although no one would ever lift this amount of weight at once the most would be about 45 lbs when the roof and inner roof and center pole is lifted into vertical position. More photos of this pavilion can be found in the Medieval tent and pavilion link shown above.

Custom Chest Board and Storage Chest

A Customer had brought me in a stand early in the Spring of 2009 and requested a chest board be made for the stand. The board is 2 1/2 inch squares made of birch and black walnut with the frame made of oak and chestnut. The board is shown with no finish, including the storage chest made of birch for the chessmen: Chessmen are commercially supplied by the owner for this photo.

Custom Bed

Custom Furniture:

The bed is design to take apart without to much of the aid of tools. Here the four poster bed is shown without the foam mattress
The headboard is made of four easily to slip together panels, and the rest is bolted to the post to make a stable bed platform. Materials used in this bed is oak and the post are newl post of cedar stain with a dark walnut stain.

Custom Furniture

Furniture and other gadgets

The making of these chairs was a wonderful experience that pave the wave to creating furniture that one can set up easily without having to use tools. These chairs break down and are easly enough to store away when not needed and are closely related to the Glastonbury Chair. The center chair is made of a chestnut frame, the end chairs are made of tulip wood. Glastonbury chairs were developed in England around the 15th century

Elizabethan Costuming and Furniture

This is an earier attempt on Elizabethan Costuming. M'Lady Christiana is not limited to the Elizabethan era, as she does also make modern contemporary furniture, and earlier historical costumes for those that are interested.

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