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Making Authentic Craftsman Furniture (Furniture Making)by Gustav Stickley
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Rejecting the "badly constructed, over-ornate, meaningless" furniture of the late Victorian period, architect, furniture designer and manufacturer Gustav Stickley developed a radical new design concept that stressed careful workmanship, simplicity, and utility. His important monthly magazine The Craftsman (1901-16) published construction plans for his distinctly American furniture.
The 62 simple, straightforward projects reprinted here—exquisite examples of Stickley's classic designs—first appeared in The Craftsman between 1903 and 1907. Included are projects large and small enough to satisfy the household needs and creative urges of any woodworker. Make authentic reproductions of handsome, functional, sturdy Craftsman home furnishings from bookcases to bedsteads, dressers to dining tables, a hall tree, a foot rest, a wood-box and more—future family heirlooms that will stand the test of time both in durability and in clean, elegant purity of line. Each project includes Stickley's original information for woodworkers of the early 1900s: a perspective drawing of the completed piece; a brief description of the item with suggestions for appropriate choices of wood; a "mill bill" giving complete lumber specifications; and schematic drawings showing both front and side views with accurate measurements.
All woodworkers, even beginners, will delight in this collection of genuine Stickley plans for 62 of the finest, most desirable pieces of Craftsman or "mission-style" furniture. Antique collectors, furniture restorers, and historians of American style also will appreciate the detailed information on an influential design movement enjoying a resurgence in popularity.
The simple, straighforward projects reprinted here — exquisite examples of Stickley's classic designs — first appeared in Craftsman magazines between 1903 and 1907. Included are projects large and small enough to satisfy the household needs and creative urges of any woodworkers.
Construction plans with drawings, schematics, dimensions, and lumber specs accompany each of the 62 projects, among them handsome, functional dining tables, chairs, piano bench, magazine cabinet, wall and mantel clocks, a porch swing, wall cabinets, desks, hall tree, bookcases, bedsteads, and more. For antique collectors, furniture restorers, and woodworkers at all levels of expertise.
Make authentic reproductions of handsome, functional, durable furniture: tables, chairs, wall cabinets, desks, a hall tree, and more. Construction plans with drawings, schematics, dimensions, and lumber specs reprinted from 1900s The Craftsman magazine.
Make reproductions of handsome, durable furniture. Construction plans with drawings, schematics, dimensions, lumber specs from The Craftsman.
About the Author
Furniture maker and architect Gustav Stickley (1858-1942) was a leading spokesman for the American Craftsman movement, a design trend descended directly from the British Arts and Crafts movement.
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