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16th and 17th century furniture at the Legion of Honor

16th and 17th century furniture at the Legion of Honor

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  1. Hybrid Girl

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    ♥♥

  2. Mike's Micro Shop

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    The word Commode is a French word that means Convenient, or Suitable. It originally referred to a piece of furniture, like a chest of drawers usually veneered with inlay that was suitable for its purpose and or place in a room, and had nothing to do with our current use of the word.

  3. Chris Reese

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    I imagine it would have taken months to build some of those peices.  The intricate carvings along would have taken weeks.  Especially knowing that they never had power tools to do certain jobs quicker.  Maybe it would have taken years to build some of them.   

  4. Liuliwuyu G

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    My great grandfather was a carpenter (and a right douchbag), but when I grew up with my grandma she has this huge hand-build solid wood closet with all these doors and drawers and frames and carvings and hidden compartments and what not. I never though much about it, because there are much "fancier" furniture sold at the store. Later I learned all those are made with injected resin and what not. So its a bit impressive.

    And THEN I started to watch this channel.  And what?! It must have been so. much. work. Especially since he probably only had a hand saw, a planer and a set of carving knives, being in rural China and didn't even have light bulbs and stuff.

    But anyway I should really ask my grandma to teach me how to use hand tools. I don't think I would start buying power tools before knowing weather I like this or not.

    But seriously even a tiny box is complicated.

  5. alancbishop

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    These pieces in the video are beautiful. there are woodworkers in malta that still make such items. their skill has no limits or boundaries. such items feature regularly in maltese auctions.

  6. M. Comelli

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    What machines did they use for making these furniture? lol.
    Thanks Steve.

  7. Robert Andrews

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Glad to see I'm not the only woodworker that admires teh frames and other woodworking when visiting an art museum, or other such attraction!

  8. T3hJones

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Man those old guys could use wood.

  9. TheRevering

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    You sir are a douche.

  10. MrSkeeter18

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Thanks for doing the field trip. Some of us will never see it.

  11. Scott R

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Really great video with some amazing works of wooden art. I'd go so far as to say that the furniture is MORE impressive than the paintings. They were truly a labor of love for those carpenters, because whereas a painting would likely take hours, days, or weeks at the most, the woodwork likely took months or years of their lives.
    Thanks for the field trip!

  12. TattooJay88

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Wow what a prick this last commenter, amazing stuff man, just added a place I have to go see, thanks for posting

  13. JC

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Veneer work. It's literally like puzzle pieces made of thin layers of wood and glued down over the base wood.

  14. redneck powertruck

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    @ONSITEAUTOBODY im glad i read till your last line !

  15. redneck powertruck

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    its when i see that kind of great furniture that i feel ashamed of my work…. damn

  16. paidskn1488

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    How do they get those designs on the wood like that at 2:30.

  17. archie megel

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Vert ugly furniture , to much going on
    I like shaker style furniture
    Its clean and simple , you suck man. !
    Only kidding lol

  18. projekt89130

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Some seriously intricate work! Amazing! Thanks for sharing this place Steve.

  19. marchingpackofCeHS

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    thats a scary wedding :O

  20. Buzzsawman

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    one wonders how long it took a craftsman to make some of the fancier inlay projects in the seventeenth century when they didn't have the buzzing whirring whining roaring power tools…however they did have bussing whirring whining roaring…..wives……I didn't say that

  21. Elaias Good

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    beatiful paintings and examples of furnitaure but o how, i loved the last seconds, from 4:57 till the end.

  22. tucainga

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Thats art.

  23. townsville69

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    And all the pieces you show'd were made with only a hand saw, hammer and screwdriver. True story……

  24. startreking

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Need copyright free music just pay that guy a nice sum I'm sure he wont mind.

  25. Moe7133

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    The reason why craftmanship like that exist in those day was because King and Queens would pay them to live and craft for them. It didn't matter how long it took them to make it, it was the quality.

    Today, everyone have to eat and time is money. No one is going to just pay you for your craftmanship until you're done with the project. So, project becomes a time budget which in result leads to lower craftmanship quality.

    Something like the displayed stuff would take at least 2+ year to make

  26. Ausheteru

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    That furniture makes even the best furniture of today look like scrapwood. I absolutely love it. Thanks for posting this 🙂

  27. Virgil605

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    That Stuff would take forever to build. You don't find craftsmanship like that anymore. Nowadays it's just CNC machined out of particle board.

  28. Fernando A. N.

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    OK Steve, Let´s go back to true life. I am working aut the CD recycling, yeahh!! Nice tour

  29. JoeCubicle

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Wow! Pretty nice stuff, not what you might find locally, at least 'round here.

  30. findingusername sux

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Details man, details!!!
    Nice tour buddy!

  31. 4909849057

    January 28, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Thank you Steve

    Nice pieces of history. What craftsmanship and done with hand tools.

    Jim

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