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8 Arts & Crafts With a Mission

By Joanna Werch Takes

The history and historical characters of your favorite furniture style.

16 Fern Table

By Michael McGlynn

Easy jigs make short work of an apron with compound miters.

20 Coat Tree

By Chris Inman

Stout support for your heaviest outer wear.

24 Slatted Bookcase

By Joh n English

As practical as it is fun to build, this Stickley favorite looks great in most any decor.

30 Dining Room Chairs

By Rick White

Classic Craftsman elements add elegance to your dining room.

48 Dining Room Table

By Rick White

Why stop with the chairs? Build Rick's Craftsman table to complete your dining set.

56 Leather-top Desk

By Brad Becker

Frame and panel subassemblies make it easy to recreate the charm of Stickley's era.

62 Spice Rack

By Chris Inman

A simple project with classic wedged tenons.

66 Greene & Greene Wall Mirror

By Michael McGlynn

Mahogany stiles and rails stained with aniline dye frame a good-looking mirror.

74 Greene & Greene Dining Table

By Michael McGlynn

You'll earn full boasting rights after taking on this rigorous, but striking two-leaf table.

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As practical as it is fun to build, this Stickley favorite looks great in most any decor.

Why stop with the chairs? Build Rick's Craftsman table to complete your dining set.

Frame and panel subassemblies make it easy to recreate the charm of Stickley's era.

A simple project with classic wedged tenons.

Mahogany stiles and rails stained with aniline dye frame a good-looking mirror.

You'll earn full boasting rights after taking on this rigorous, but striking two-leaf table.

SPRING 2004

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America's Favorite Furniture

Looking back over the styles that have proved popular with the / readers of Woodworker's Journal over the years, I've been amazed at the strength of Mission furniture's second life. Originally popular at the beginning of the last century, this style's revival started in earnest about 10 years ago and shows no sign of abating. Thumb through the circulars in last Sunday's newspaper and you'll see what I mean. Furniture stores tout the latest "Mission" suites or "Arts & Crafts" furniture or "Stickley" inspired designs. It's clear that this is a style that is going to be around for a while. In this special issue, we've brought together some of the top woodworkers in the country to guide you through nine projects that speak to the Arts & Crafts sensibility.

But to start you off, our own associate editor, Joanna Werch Takes, delves into the derivation and history of some of the more popular styles (see page 8). From there, it's one great project after another, with our cadre of accomplished woodworkers taking their inspiration from some great names of the past. Gustav Stickley makes an appearance, of course, as the influence behind Rick White's quartersawn oak Dining Room Chairs (page 30), with their housed tenons and pyramid plugs, and his matching Dining Room Table (page 48).

Rick's protege, Brad Becker, continues the tradition with an accessible white oak Arts & Crafts Desk complete with leather blotter (page 56). Chris Inman and John English pay homage to Stickley's practicality with Craftsman Spice Rack (page 62), Coat Tree (page 20) and Slatted Bookcase (page 24) projects.

Mike McGlynn's reproduction Fern Table on page 16 is clearly Stickley-inspired, but Mike's heart belongs to brothers Charles and Henry Greene.

He provides a brief history on page 67, then brings their ebony-plugged furniture to life with an adaptation of a Wall Mirror from the 1908 Gamble House, and a handsome mahogany Dining Table with two leaves £ (see page 74).

Time to buy some white oak, roll up your sleeves and polish those mortise and tenon joinery skills. I hope you enjoy building this collection.

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