Start Dating antiques joinery

Dating antiques joinery

Furniture refers to movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating (e.g., chairs, stools, and sofas), eating (tables), and sleeping (e.g., beds).

Sirs I am the secretary of our local woodworking guild in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa.

At the last meeting a member brought in two drawers he was restoring with the question of what was the joint between the fronts and the sides as he had not come across them before.

People have been using natural objects, such as tree stumps, rocks and moss, as furniture since the beginning of human civilisation.

Archaeological research shows that from around 30,000 years ago, people began constructing and carving their own furniture, using wood, stone, and animal bones.

Furniture can be a product of design and is considered a form of decorative art.

In addition to furniture's functional role, it can serve a symbolic or religious purpose.

The Knapp Joint, also known as Pin & Cove, Pin & Scallop and Half Moon, is a visually unique style of antique joinery.

It is a particularly interesting joint to us at Furnish Green because we don’t see it very often, and there’s a reason for that; it was only in use for about 30 years.

This joint is the first known mechanization for making drawers in the industrial revolution age.

The Knapp is a very strong form of drawer joinery but was only utilized from 1870 until about 1900, when it basically fell completely out of use.

All these woodworking joints are basically the same, while they can vary in size.