Arts & Craft Furniture

by Allan Maxwell March 27, 2015

Beautiful Handmade Arts & Crafts Furniture

I've always liked the arts and crafts style (sometimes referred to as mission style) of furniture.  Simple, well constructed joinery is what appeals most to me.  Its roots can be traced back as early as 1887 although people of influence like writer John Ruskin, an eminent social critic of the British industrial revolution, and William Morris artist, poet and writer popularized the Arts & Craft Movement a few years after that.  Both played a large part in the emergence and spread of the Arts & Crafts Movement of that period.  As the movement spread throughout the British empire and across North America other influences on the style emerged.  Influenced by the Spanish missions in California, for example, the Mission Style emerged.  Anyway, enough of the history lesson.

Arts & Crafts End Table

 

Although I have sold this style of furniture for a while now I have recently decided to add some popular items to my online collection starting with a couple of my favourite pieces that complement each other very well  Over the coming year I may expand my online range but for now it will be limited to this beautiful little end table and coffee table.

Arts & Craft Coffee Table

 

I prefer to keep to the popular choice of wood for my Arts & Craft furniture and use White Oak and for the most part use Quartersawn White Oak as well.  My reasons are firstly, choosing Quartersawn lumber means the finished piece is more stable when considering the natural movement of wooden furniture due to climatic variances of moisture between different regions and seasons.  Secondly, I absolutely love the medullary rays (or fleckular rays as it is sometimes referred to)  associated with Quartersawn White Oak.  It gives what can be a somewhat boring grain a very distinctive look.

 

Arts & Craft End Table Showing Modullary Rays

 

If you are interested in purchasing any of the items above or would like more detailed information regarding sizes and finishes then please visit my online store by clicking here.  

 





Allan Maxwell
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