Just joined the site. I have always been interested in Civil War History and also have been a avid woodworker. Just bought AJ Hamler's book on Civil War Woodworking and made the field desk. What fun. Made it out of oak vs. pine or basswood which would probably have been more period correct. I was pleased on how it came out. Would attach a picture but haven't quite figured that out yet. Would be interested in talking to other civil war woodworkers.