Arts and Crafts on Display
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 through-mortises are a critical feature of the design. The leaded-glass doors are a typical Arts and Crafts detail, too. Also, the parts are varied in thickness: The sides are a full inch thick, the top and bottom are 7/8 in. thick, and the remaining interior dividers are 3/4 in thick. Each piece is slightly inset from the other, creating subtle shadow lines. To learn more, see the article by Michael Pekovich in Fine Woodworking issue # 211.