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In the Craftsman Style

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In the Craftsman Style
by From the editors of Fine Woodworking
Paperback

Collected from the pages of the most authoritative voice in woodworking, Fine Woodworking magazine, In The Craftsman Style reveals the techniques of more than 20 artisan furniture makers. Attractive, adaptable, built to last, Craftsman furniture is one of the most popular styles today.

Youll find instructions for over 10 projects here, from bookcases to chairs, complete with detailed illustrations and photographs. In addition youll see how this adaptable style -- which includes Mission, Craftsman, Greene and Greene, and Stickley -- can be applied to a variety of furniture.

In the Craftsman Style includes:

  • complete instructions for building a wall cabinet, chest, bookcase, sideboard, sofa table, and more
  • design inspiration for hall tables, beds, chairs, and a tall-boy chest
  • techniques for building a wide range of Craftsman furniture

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Collected from the pages of the most authoritative voice in woodworking, Fine Woodworking magazine, In The Craftsman Style reveals the techniques of more than 20 artisan furniture makers. Attractive, adaptable, built to last, Craftsman furniture is one of the most popular styles today.

Youll find instructions for over 10 projects here, from bookcases to chairs, complete with detailed illustrations and photographs. In addition youll see how this adaptable style -- which includes Mission, Craftsman, Greene and Greene, and Stickley -- can be applied to a variety of furniture.

In the Craftsman Style includes:

  • complete instructions for building a wall cabinet, chest, bookcase, sideboard, sofa table, and more
  • design inspiration for hall tables, beds, chairs, and a tall-boy chest
  • techniques for building a wide range of Craftsman furniture

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Table Of Contents Part One: Style & Design

Origins of Arts and Crafts: Annette Carruthers
Arts and Crafts Reborn: Kevin P. Rodel
Building in the Language of Greene and Greene: Thomas Hugh Stangeland
Thoroughly Modern Morris: Barbara Mayer

Part Two: Projects & Techniques

Building a Chair, Arts-and-Crafts Style: Rex Alexander
Coffee Table Is Spare and Sturdy: Lars Mikkelsen
Bookcase Makes Waves: C. Michael Vogt
Stickley Done Lightly: Rex Alexander
Hefty Sofa Table with a Delicate Touch: Eric Keil
Building an Arts-and-Crafts Sideboard (Part I): Gary Rogowski
Building an Arts-and-Crafts Sideboard (Part II): Gary Rogowski
Building an Arts-and-Crafts Sideboard (Part III): Gary Rogowski
A Blanket Chest with Legs: John McAlevey
Craftsman Wall Cabinet: Ian Ingersoll
Making an End Table: Stephen Lamont
Pear Mantel Clock: Mario Rodriguez
A Mantel with a Mission: Mario Rodriguez
Stickley-Style Legs: Patrick Nelson
Fuming with Ammonia: Kevin P. Rodel

Part Three: Inspiration

Morris Chair: Dave Sigman
Stickley Prairie Settle: B. A. Harrington
Cabinet for a Wall: Matthew Kirby
Marble Top Accents Oak Sideboard: Gary J. W. Spykman
Cherry Sideboard with American and British Bloodlines: Kevin P. Rodel
Tall-Boy Chest: Robert E. Brown
Updated Mission Hall Table: Richard LeBlanc
Wenge Trestle Table: Scott Schmidt
A Craftsmans Bed: Rich Preiss

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Index
Intro Craftsman furniture is one of the most popular styles with today's furniture makers. In fact, the Arts and Crafts work of hobbyist woodworkers and small-shop professionals through the latter half of the 20th century has probably been one of the reasons for the renewed popularity of the style in the mass-production furniture industry and among todays consumers.

I suspect there are many reasons for this enduring popularity among the cabinetmakers who labor alone in their small garage and basement shops. The style has a friendliness, honesty, and adaptability not found in other furniture. By friendliness, I mean it works in almost any home and beside many other types of furniture. Its honesty comes through in its mostly straight lines, in its sparsity of unnecessary ornamentation, and in its visible joinery. The turn-of-the-century artisans who first popularized the style wanted their hearty construction to be celebrated as a sort of decoration rather than gussying up their pieces with superfluous adornment. The styles adaptability, which today releases most furniture makers to interpret and add or subtract elements freely, has been in the blood of Arts and Crafts furniture since the beginning. There was no workbook that dictated the styles details. Each practitioner 100 years ago seemed to have had a slightly different idea of what Arts and Crafts meant.

This adaptability is reflected even in the names used to refer to the furniture that falls under the umbrella of 'Arts and Crafts': Craftsman, Mission, Greene and Greene, or Stickley. The book you now hold in your hands has been assembled from the pages of two Taunton Press magazines: Home Furniture and Fine Woodworking. The books editors have assembled -- and redesigned -- articles about the origins and hallmarks of the Arts and Crafts style (Part One), as well as techniques unique to this furniture and some projects to help you make your own Arts and Crafts pieces (Part Two). Part Three contains a series of photographs with short explanations of inspiring Arts and Crafts work made by some of the best woodworkers now practicing the craft. Together, the sections of the book offer an indispensable guide to this enduring and popular furniture style.

-- Tim Schreiner, editor of Fine Woodworking and former editor of Home Furniture
ISBN 978-1-56158-398-0
Video No
Author From the editors of Fine Woodworking
Publication Year 2001
Dimensions 8-1/2 x 10-7/8
Pages 176
Photo color photos
Drawings and drawings
Other Formats No
Cover Paperback
Format Paperback
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