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Copper Hardware

It’s surprisingly simple to make your own Stickley-style pulls. by Tom Calisto page 33 The simple lines and honest joinery of the Arts & Crafts period have always appealed to me. The fumed quartersawn white oak and the warm patina of the copper hardware add a wonderful effect to the overall design. But I...


Splay-leg Table with a Twist

Tweaking a classic table design adds a contemporary feel and challenges traditional building techniques. by Tom Calisto pages 40-45 My aim was to make something fairly simple and classic with contemporary flair. The cuffs and cock bead are borrowed from the Federal period, but I added splayed legs and an angle on the cuffs...