Contents

Preface

C H API KR

  1. Introductory . .
  2. The Dissolution of Monasteries
  3. The Early Woodworker: His Life, Tools and Methods.
  4. The Plan of the Early Tudor House . . . . V. The Development of the English Timber Roof
  5. Gothic Woodwork and Colour Decoration VII. Timber Houses, Porches and Doors . . . . .
  6. The English Staircase
  7. Wood Panellings and Mantels
  8. Bedsteads and their Develofment . . . . . Index

" There is no way of making an aged art young again ; it must be born anew and grow up from infancy as a new thing, working out its own salvation from effort to effort in all fear and trembling."

Samuel Butler, Eretvhon.

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