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Updates and Blog Posts about:
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Craftsman Furniture
Greene & Greene Furniture
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Articles of Interest on the Popular Woodworking Web Log:

Review of "Shop Drawings for Greene & Greene Furniture"
"Hollow Mortise Chisel Tune-up"
"3 Ways to an Authentic Arts & Crafts Finish"
"A Slanted View on Mortises & Tenons"


"Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture" named one of the "27 Books Every Woodworker should Read" Fine Woodworking Magazine, February 2005 click here to read the review
Look for the February 2005 issue of Popular Woodworking, I'm on the cover, and the article inside details how I build and finish the Harvey Ellis designed Gustav Stickley No. 700 Bookcase

Other articles in Popular Woodworking include: "Lost Stickley Side Table" November, 2006. "Byrdcliffe Linen Press" April 2006, "Greene & Greene Sideboard" April 2005. as well as many other articles on wood working tools and techniques.

About our Plans:

Until now, plans to make authentic reproductions of this furniture have not been available. Research and study of original examples has led to the production of these drawings. Original pieces of furniture have been studied, measured and examined, as well as photographs of antiques, and original catalog photographs, drawings, and other information. These are not adaptations, or "in the style of . . ." pieces. These are accurate drawings of the furniture, as it was originally manufactured.

You can easily obtain professional results when working from professionally drawn plans. Our plans are drawn by a professional woodworker and designer, and include a detailed bill of materials. They are individually printed in color, and are easily understood by woodworkers of all skill levels.

These pieces look as good as the originals because they are the originals-we are the only source for authentic plans for this style of furniture. Our research provides you with the ability to build "a piece of history", with the authentic look of these timeless designs.

These plans are prepared in the same way as plans are prepared in the furniture industry. Each set of drawings is rendered in AutoCAD, and printed on 24" x 36", 20lb. bond paper. A bill of materials, and large scale detail and section views are included, along with overall front, side, and top views. Most of the plans include 3-dimensional assembly, or exploded views, to aid in visualization of the completed piece. All of the information needed to build Authentic reproductions of these pieces is included.
Click here to browse our online plans catalog

About Craftsman Furniture:

In the early 1900’s a new style of furniture became popular in the United States. Developed by Gustav Stickley near Syracuse, New York, this simple, sturdy furniture has enjoyed a revival in the last twenty years, once again becoming a favorite of the American people, and American woodworkers. Also called Mission, Arts & Crafts, and Quaint, this style was mainly produced in solid quartersawn white oak, featuring exposed joinery and simple lines. Original pieces of Craftsman furniture were built to last forever, and have increased in value tremendously. These timeless designs show not only the beauty of the wood, but the skill of the craftsmen who made them. Beautiful in nearly any wood, and at home with nearly any décor, Craftsman furniture exemplifies good design, and quality construction. Making this furniture is a wonderful experience, and living with it can be a pleasure for many generations to come.

About the Author:

I have been a professional woodworker, cabinetmaker and designer since the early 1970’s. My experience includes furniture and cabinet making, and project management and engineering in the field of architectural millwork. My interest in Craftsman furniture goes back to the early days of my career, and I am grateful for the opportunity to pass on some of what I have learned.
I have personally prepared each of these drawings, using the care and attention to detail that I learned during my apprenticeships, and have developed over the last twenty-five years.
My full-time job is Executive Editor at Popular Woodworking Magazine. Visit my blog at Popular
Robert W. Lang
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