Arts & Crafts Style

Gustav Stickley Tabouret

Arts & Crafts Furniture Details Made Easy

At this year’s Woodworking in America conferences, I’ll be talking about and demonstrating how to make Arts & Crafts period furniture. It’s a popular style among woodworkers, but the history of the period and what details are significant are not well understood. We’re not even sure what to call it, and it goes by...

East Tennessee chairmaker Curtis Buchanan was invited to show this bold design, which mixes the Windsor chairs he usually builds with the chairs he teaches as part of the GreenWood Project.

Should Furniture Be Judged?

Recently I had the privilege of serving as one of the judges for an upcoming furniture exhibition of the Cumberland Furniture Guild, a group of mostly Tennessee furniture makers (full disclosure: I’m also a member and on the board the Guild.) Having been on the maker’s side of the “judging” process, I know that submitting...

Stickley 74 Book Rack reproduction by Robert Lang

Authentic Stickley Finish With Modern Materials

For the August 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, I built a reproduction of a Gustav Stickley No. 74 Book Rack. It’s a great piece in a couple of ways: It is useful and nice looking, and it is also a great introduction to making through-tenon keyed joints, one of the hallmarks of Arts...

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New Compilation of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture

About 30 years ago, I had this idea that there ought to be a book of measured drawings of Arts & Crafts period furniture, focusing on the designs of Gustav Stickley. Gus called his work “Craftsman” furniture, and I think that term is far more appropriate than “Mission” furniture. “Mission” was a term coined...

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Classes With Bob Lang in 2012

Next year I’ll be teaching two classes on using Google SketchUp for designing woodworking projects, and a new class about making authentic Arts & Crafts period details. In April, I’ll be teaching for the first time at Annapolis Woodworks, in Annapolis, Maryland, with a weekend workshop on SketchUp, April 21-22. In August, I’ll be...

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‘The 100 Best Shelving & Storage Projects’

Our latest CD collection, “The 100 Best Shelving & Storage Projects,” is on sale now at ShopWoodworking.com for the introductory offer of $15.99 through August 31 (regular price: $19.99). For this collection, we looked through all the issues of Popular Woodworking from the last 12 years, and all our issues of Woodworking Magazine, to...