Bible Box Woodworking Plan - Colonial American Style PDF Pattern - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
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Long before the invention of the printing press, all books were hand copied, and the most important of all hand copied books was the Bible. Because of the content of the Bible, extra care was given to ensure the accuracy of its transition; these Bibles often took years to complete, being the labor of many well educated scribes and monks working long, meticulous hours by candlelight in scriptoriums.
For many years, the cost of such books could only be afforded by the deep pockets of the church, but as these books gradually began to make it into the hands of the people, it was not uncommon that the family Bible was the most valuable possession that a family owned. As the family’s most valued possession (not just in cost, but in the worth of its contents), it needed to be protected, and so very elaborate pieces of furniture were constructed for the sole purpose of housing and protecting the word of God.
As the Bible came across to the Americas, these furniture pieces became smaller and less elaborate, but their duty and necessity were not in the least bit diminished. Now, instead of taking up valuable space within a home, the boxes were designed to sit on top of another piece of furniture, rather than being a piece of furniture in and of itself.
The Bible Box that I have drawn here is a representation of one of those Colonial American Bible Boxes.
- 6 PAGE PATTERN
- PATTERN PRINTS ON STANDARD US 8.5"X11" PAPER
- PDF FORMAT FOR ADOBE VIEWING AND PRINTING
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