I continue to be amazed at the connections we can make so easily these days. Remember way back when I stumbled across references to these chests:
That ultimately connected to another blog post about some visitors to my old shop,
Well, that post brought me a new connection the other day. I got an email from Tamás Gyenes of Hungary. His note said “ I myself build similar chests – from riven beech with medieval methods “ When I asked for photos, he quickly sent some amazing shots.
Great, great stuff. I first saw one of these chests at the Brimfield (Massachusetts) Antique show. I passed on buying one for $300 and kicked myself ever after. I had the money and the space then, have neither now.
Tamas & his wife splitting out some beech:
Grooving the framing parts – an ancient method.
The shaving horse – an indispensable piece of equipment.
Tamas with a work-in-progress
a couple of shots of the original chests that Tamas studies for his inspiration:
These are old ones he owns, from what I understand.
One of his before color & decoration.
Tamás’ shots of his working on them are so inspiring – and look timeless, don’t they? Thanks so much for contacting me & sending photos, Tamas. Keep in touch,
His website is www.acsoltlada.hu