Arts and Crafts

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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  • A Short History of Styles and FormsA Short History of Styles and Forms

    by Graham Blackburn

  • Coffee Table Puts Joinery on DisplayCoffee Table Puts Joinery on Display

    by Kevin Rodel

    Arts and Craft style is noteworthy for taking joinery -- the product of the craftsman's hand -- and elevating it to the level of artistic decoration. In this article, ...

  • Build a Greene and Greene Side TableBuild a Greene and Greene Side Table

    by Gary Rogowski

    Woodworker Gary Rogowski shares plans for a simple and beautiful mahogany side table that embodies the details and construction techniques practiced by prolific ...

  • Updating an AntiqueUpdating an Antique

    by Nancy R. Hiller

    Reproducing furniture doesn't limit you to identically reproducing function. The author, a designer by trade, kept the proportions from an inspiration piece but ...

  • Build a Sofa TableBuild a Sofa Table

    by Scott Gibson

    Here's an Arts and Crafts sofa table with some exceptional details, including a unique steel stretcher system, quartersawn legs, double mortise-and-tenon joinery, ...

  • Quintessential Arts and CraftsQuintessential Arts and Crafts

    by Graham Blackburn

    Graham Blackburn gives a detailed and richly illustrated introduction to the elements and materials of the Arts and Crafts style. Biographical summaries of each ...

  • Arts and Crafts BedArts and Crafts Bed

    by Gary Rogowski

    Building a bed requires working in a larger scale than most woodworkers are accustomed to. With detailed project plans and useful instruction, Gary Rogowski breaks ...

  • An Arts and Crafts Library TableAn Arts and Crafts Library Table

    by Eric Keil

    This author builds tables with drawers faster and stronger by building frames to go over and under the drawers and attaching them to pre-assembled ends. He advises ...

  • Craftsman Wall CabinetCraftsman Wall Cabinet

    by Ian Ingersoll

    Get plans and instructions to build a hanging wall cabinet with a glazed door, shelves, and a clever tilting drawer. Techniques covered in this article include ...

  • A Classic Bookcase in the Craftsman StyleA Classic Bookcase in the Craftsman Style

    by Gary Rogowski

    The bookcase that Gary Rogowski explains how to make in this article is just 50 in. high and 31 in. wide, and it represents Arts-and-Crafts style in its joinery ...

  • A Mantel with a MissionA Mantel with a Mission

    by Mario Rodriguez

    Mario Rodriguez designed an overmantel that’s simply built with four panels and a 2-1/4-in thick mantel shelf. The shelf rests on five brackets that are all directly ...

  • Stickley Done LightlyStickley Done Lightly

    by Rex Alexander

    Rex Alexander adjusts a Craftsman table to reflect a lighter, more feminine air out of curly and birds-eye maple. He explains here how he bought the lumber by the ...

  • Building an Arts and Crafts Sideboard, Part IIIBuilding an Arts and Crafts Sideboard, Part III

    by Gary Rogowski

    The third in a series on how to build a sideboard, this article focuses on details that make your furniture stand out. Gary Rogowski explains how to make the top, ...

  • Building An Arts and Crafts Sideboard, Part IIBuilding An Arts and Crafts Sideboard, Part II

    by Gary Rogowski

    In this, the second of three articles on how to build an Arts-and-Crafts sideboard, Gary Rogowski covers drawers and doors. Building and fitting these parts carefully ...

  • Building an Arts and Crafts-style Sideboard, Part IBuilding an Arts and Crafts-style Sideboard, Part I

    by Gary Rogowski

    This is the first of three articles in which Gary Rogowski builds an Arts-and-Crafts sideboard. Rogowski designed the piece to look like a Greene and Greene piece, ...

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