Craftsman Furniture Projects: Timeless Designs and Trusted Techniques From Woodworking's Top Experts

Craftsman Furniture Projects: Timeless Designs and Trusted Techniques From Woodworking's Top Experts


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Bring the beauty of Craftsman-style furniture into your home with these 17 stunning projects from the editors of Woodworker's Journal . Includes detailed plans, expert instruction, and helpful tips for building an immediate classic. Inspired by the Greene and Greene, Stickley, Arts and Crafts, and Mission styles and the trusted techniques, tips, and instruction for success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565233249
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Series: Best of Woodworker's Journal Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 876,106
Product dimensions: 8.56(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Chris Marshall (Sunbury, OH) is the author of dozens of books and hundreds of magazine articles on woodworking and home improvement. He is a contributing editor at The Woodworker’s Journal.

One of the most respected magazines in the field, brings the voice of expert woodworkers to its readers. The publishers believe in a "community" approach to woodworking, where good design is not a secret to be guarded, but shared, and woodworkers learn from one another's mistakes and successes.

Darrell Peart has an extensive background in both commercial and custom furniture making. After starting his woodworking career in high-end furniture shops, he discovered the American Arts and Crafts Movement in 1989, and was coon captivated by the works of Charles and Henry Greene.

Darrell resides in Renton, Washington. His work may be viewed at his website:

John English is a contributing editor of Woodcraft Magazine and a former editor of Today's Woodworker. His work has appeared in numerous woodworking magazines, including American How-To, Fine Woodworking, and Woodshop News, and his syndicated how-to and home repair columns have appeared in newspapers across the United States. He is the author of The Building Buddy, Toys & Accessories, Woodworking Essentials, and Workshop Projects. He lives in Casper, Wyoming.

Table of Contents

Slatted Bookcases ----------------------------------- 9
by John English
Simplicity meets beauty, function and sturdy construction in this versatile Gustav Stickley Craftsman style storage project.

Vinter's Valet ------------------------------------------17
by John English
This Gustav Stickley- inspired accent piece holds a full complement of wine glasses and champagne flutes, and it keeps a case of your favorite wine close at hand.

Taboret Plant Stand----------------------------------25
By Mike McGlynn
Fine woodworking doesn't have to take forever. This project will help sharpen your stock preparation and joinery skills without keeping your in the shape for a month of Sundays.

Mission- Style End Table------------------------------31
By Chris Marshall
There are many signature features of Mission- style furniture, but one of the more prominent details are mortise and tenon joints where the tenons show.

Greene & Greene End Table----------------------------39
by Darrell Peart
Regardless of your design tastes, every woodworker wants to build furniture that will stand the test of time. One sure bet for durability is Craftsman-stule engineering.

Green & Greene Wall Mirror---------------------------46
By Mike McGlynn
Take your shop skills to the next level with this Arts & Crafts style mirror. It's made of Honduras mahogany with ebony plugs decorating the joints.

Arts & Crafts Picture Frame----------------------------53
By Sandra Newman and Joseph Ebler
Our double-frame design features pinned mortise and tenon joints for durability. It's proportion, wood grain and warm finish contribute to a harmonious whole.

Greene & Greene Serving Table-----------------------59
By Mike McGlynn
Charles and Henry moved to Pasadena in 1893 and shortly thereafter created their own distinct archirectural style, which you can re-create in this fine table.

Stickley-Inspired Dining Table--------------------------66
By Rick White
Function and style, true tenets of the Arts & Crafts philosophy, are combined here to create a project that will last forever.

Stickley-Inspired Leather-Top Desk--------------------75
By Brad Becker
Modern methods and materials bring this white oak desk within the reach oif any woodworker's skills.

Robinson Dining Table-----------------------------------83
By Mike McGlynn
Graceful and lovely to look at, but demandng and rigorous to build, this multi-leaf Greene and Greene- inspired dining room table will test your skills.

Greene & Greene Inspired Desk-------------------------95
By Mike McGlynn
If you've dreamed of a signature piece in your home office or den, tthis handsome mahogany desk could well be it.

Arts & Crafts Hutch--------------------------------------111
By Rick White
A large piece of authentic Arts & Crafts furniture like this one could set you back thousands of dollars, and you'd never have the satisfaction of building it yourself.

Arts & Crafts Wine Cabinet------------------------------121
By Chris Marshall
This is a huge cabinet: the upper unit provides loads of shelf space for storing and displaying glassware, while the bottom stows a substantial collection of wine.

Set of Arts & Crafts Dining Room Chairs----------------131
By Rick White
This Gustav Stickley- inspired set of chairs incorporates several elements of his Craftsmand style: Quartersawn oak, housed tenons, pyramid plugs and leather upholstery.

Wright-Inspired Stool-------------------------------------141
By Mike McGlynn
The knowledge you'll gain from building these chairs is as sweet as the project you'll end up with, if you work carefully.

Craftsman Style Rocking Chair----------------------------151
By Chris Inman
Start with a classic design, meld fine machine joinery with a few hand tool operations, and you have beautiful Arts & Crafts chairs.

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