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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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Build a Prairie SettleBuild a Prairie Settle

    by Kevin Rodel

    Kevin Rodel’s prairie settle is a perfect example of the low horizontal lines that characterize Prairie-style furniture. The broad low back is well suited for informal ...

  • Top Ten Arts and Crafts ProjectsTop Ten Arts and Crafts Projects

    by Fine Woodworking editors

    A collection of project plans including bookcases, tables, chairs, and shelves plus finish recommendations

  • Pro Portfolio: Arts and Crafts ExplorerPro Portfolio: Arts and Crafts Explorer

    by Jonathan Binzen

    One woodworker's career path leads through a wide-ranging furniture style

  • Arts and Crafts Wall ShelfArts and Crafts Wall Shelf

    by Nancy R. Hiller

    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 ...

  • A Portable Book RackA Portable Book Rack

    by Gregory Paolini

    Gregory Paolini modeled his book rack after the #74 Gustav Stickley book rack -- with its short design, V-shaped shelves, and D-shaped handholds. But Paolini also ...

  • Arts and Crafts Side ChairArts and Crafts Side Chair

    by Kevin Rodel

    This Arts and Crafts-style chair would fit comfortably in a dining room or a library. With its curved back rest and angled joinery, it offers plenty of construction ...

  • The Craftsmen Behind Greene and GreeneVideo: The Craftsmen Behind Greene and Greene

    with Darrell Peart

    A look back at John and Peter Hall, who built the historic furniture and bungalows for the Arts and Crafts designers

  • Arts and Crafts Side TableArts and Crafts Side Table

    by Kelly J. Dunton

    Inspired by the designs of Gustav Stickley, this small table is made from quartersawn white oak, fumed to an authentic Arts and Crafts finish. Pegged through-tenons ...

  • Exhibit Highlights Evolution of Arts and CraftsExhibit Highlights Evolution of Arts and Crafts

    by Matt Berger

    Furniture of William Morris, Frank Lloyd Wright, and others on display in San Francisco

  • Making an Arts and Crafts ChairVideo: Making an Arts and Crafts Chair

    with Kevin Rodel

    Explore the design and construction of this project and see how the back splat is constructed and assembled

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