A chair

The Vikings thought of this design,
made of beech or oak – not pine.
Conifers are suited less
as their resin might distress.

And another good advice
for a stable seat is nice:
cut the boards thick and two to mate,
so that they carry men of weight.

Of course the chair itself weighs much,
which is no problem then as such,
because half of the chair is lighter
and dissembled takes no fighter.

So when the Vikings moved around
until a settlement was found
the furniture that could be carried
was taken with them and not harried.

Or if it was too old and rotten
it could be burnt or just forgotten.

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