Game of Thrones furniture designs could be trendsetters, though everything about it runs counter to contemporary tastes. Mid-century modern? This is more medieval throwback.

The baroque pieces, stained dark, suggest Westeros citizens included a vast class of turners, carvers and joiners well trained in classic carpentry. Seating is characterized by lacey carvings, tool leather with plenty of big brass upholstery nails. Much of it Italianate in inspiration.

Game of Thrones, if you don't watch cable, is a media phenomenon that launched its fifth season this week. It is an American fantasy drama television series on HBO adapted from A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones.

Filmed in a Belfast studio and on location elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Croatia, Iceland, Morocco, Spain, Malta, Scotland, and the United States, it has enjoyed much critical acclaim and continues to be successful year after year. In 2014, Game of Thrones surpassed The Sopranos to become the most popular HBO show in the premium channel's history.

The series, set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos at the end of a decade-long summer, interweaves several plot lines with a broad ensemble cast. The first narrative arc follows a civil war among several noble houses for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second covers the rising threat of the impending winter and the legendary creatures and fierce peoples of the North; the third chronicles the attempts of the exiled last scion of the realm's deposed ruling dynasty to reclaim the throne. You can find Game of Thrones inspired items at Etsy, Houzz, and Amazon, among many other sites.


Here are some Game of Thrones related woodworking projects of note:

Game of Thrones Pallet Table

Handcarved and Wood-burned Game of Thrones Risk Set

Game of Thrones Inspired Chess Board and Pieces

King Canute's Chair and Other Similar Furniture Pieces

Making the Westeros Table, Part 1

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