Note: The Joinery of Medieval Hulls

By Karel Boonenburg, published February 1960


The Note contributes to an on-going discussion about medieval hull construction by drawing attention to an article on the topic by Olof Hasslöf which was published in the magazine Folk-Liv (1957-58). That article explained the differences between shell-construction and skeleton-construction technique. Shell construction in turn appeared in two variants: clinker construction and the dowelling technique. Both variants were gradually superceded by carvel construction, characterized by the initial construction of a frame skeleton.

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Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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