Assemble An Arts and Crafts Wall Shelf
Hollow, quartersawn columns and traditional inlay elevate an easy project
This simple wall cabinet incorporates a number of details and techniques that make it special: mitered joints for the columns, decorative inlay, and a finish for quartersawn oak that makes it look old. The hollow columns, with beveled end caps, make the most of the ray-fleck figure that is the hallmark of Arts and Craft work. They are dadoed to hold the shelves, mortised for the stretcher, and rabbeted for the back boards. Step-by-step instructions for the flower-and-leaf inlay are included. A Finish Line article details a traditional Arts and Crafts finish.
From Fine Woodworking #193