Traditionally built furniture - maybe as a contest? Answered
I saw a quite old "home improvement" show from the 80's the other day and was stunned to remember how much we gained in ready to use parts and tools these days.
A part of the show focussed on a custom made dining table with a matching cupboard/sideboard.
The interesting thing here was that no nails or screw were used.
Tongue and groove systems, smart notches and such were used instead with just wood glue.
I admit the professionals made it look easy to use a hand planer and chisels to carve out some ornaments and details but the result speaks for itself IMHO.
We now mainly use power tools, ready to go parts like metal angles, easy screw systems and so on.
Wouldn't it be great to have a contest where people actually build wooden furniture, even if it is just a chair, by using traditional tools only?
To misuse the term call it "Organic furniture" ;)