Styles and Forms

Furniture design has seen many styles and forms throughout its rich history, from the rectilinear designs of the Arts and Crafts movement to the instantly recognizable Windsor chair. Furniture makers and designers have set new trends across continents
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  • Stylish Coffee Table with Sleek LinesStylish Coffee Table with Sleek Lines

    by Jacques Breau

    This coffee table draws design inspiration from the Danish mid-century period. Its floating top, pencil-roll edge and angled legs add pizzazz. The use of floating ...

  • Shaker Side TableShaker Side Table

    by Christian Becksvoort

    The Shakers designed and built a variety of beautiful round stands, but this one is the ultimate. Its slightly concave tapering post, thin top, and light, half-crescent ...

  • A Trestle Table with Modern AppealA Trestle Table with Modern Appeal

    by Daniel Chaffin

    This trestle table combines a classic design with modern details in a way that will fit into almost any home. The base is held together with mortise-and-tenon joints ...

  • Shaker Chimney CupboardShaker Chimney Cupboard

    by Michael Pekovich

    This Shaker chimney cupboard fits in any room of your home, offering plenty of storage space in a small footprint. The case comes together simply and quickly, with ...

  • Arts and Crafts with an English AccentArts and Crafts with an English Accent

    by Nancy R. Hiller

    Styled after a well-known English Arts and Crafts manufacturer's work, this desk incorporates the signature square, flared feet and curved front aprons of the Harris ...

  • How to Build Your Own Front DoorHow to Build Your Own Front Door

    by Josh Finn

    You're a woodworker. So do you really want a front door that looks like it came from a home store? Especially when there's nothing too difficult about making your ...

  • A Study in SquaresA Study in Squares

    by Kevin Rodel

    This simple yet strong gridwork side table has a number of interesting twists. The legs are cuffed, and have a reverse taper on the two outer faces, moving from ...

  • Period-Perfect Bracket FeetPeriod-Perfect Bracket Feet

    by Dan Faia

    One of the most recognized forms in furniture, ogee bracket feet were traditionally made with hand tools. But shaping the distinctive S-curve on the faces and ornate ...

  • Classic Shaker Cupboard with project plansClassic Shaker Cupboard with project plans

    by Christian Becksvoort

    This large Shaker piece combines a cupboard and a chest of drawers. The carcase is straightforward dovetailed construction with a three-sided face frame added to ...

  • Windsor Rocker Without Special Tools: Part 1Windsor Rocker Without Special Tools: Part 1

    by Peter Galbert

    This Windsor rocker was inspired in part by the chairs of Sam Maloof, which is why the sculptural quality of the seat extends to the arms, crest, and spindles. ...

  • Limbert-Style Coffee Table Project PlanLimbert-Style Coffee Table Project Plan

    by Gregory Paolini

    An elliptical top, arched legs, and decorative piercings add grace and beauty to this Craftsman-style table modeled after a library table by Charles Limbert. This ...

  • Arts and Crafts on DisplayArts and Crafts on Display

    by Michael Pekovich

    With its quartersawn oak, exposed joinery, fumed finish, and hand-hammered hardware, this case piece would not be out of place in an antique Stickley catalog. The ...

  • Shaker Classic, 2 WaysShaker Classic, 2 Ways

    by Christian Becksvoort

    These two Shaker tables are of basically the same design, with one major difference. The simple decision of whether to make tapered square legs or turned ones alters ...

  • A Bench That Fits Every RoomA Bench That Fits Every Room

    by Daniel Chaffin

    The clean, contemporary style of this bench makes it versatile enough to use in the dining room, foyer, hallway, porch, or even the back yard. The seat slats are ...

  • Shaker Chest of DrawersShaker Chest of Drawers

    by Christian Becksvoort

    This low chest is a twist on the traditional Shaker blanket chest. While its size and appearance are similar to that of a blanket chest and it can fit at the foot ...

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