The finest Craftsman furniture featured beautiful inlays of hardwood, burls, pewter, and copper. The lovely inlays add color, lyricism, and graceful flourish to the furniture designed by Gustav Stickley and his associates in the 20th Century Craftsman movement. Stickly Craftsman furniture also featured sturdy, functional and well-proportioned hinges and latches made of wrought iron, brass, and hammered copper. Connoisseurs today regard these superb details as a high point of the Arts and Crafts style.
This book is the fourth volume in Robert W. Lang's acclaimed Shop Drawing series. The drawings are accurate, complete and fully detailed; they may be enlarged or reduced as needed. With introductory chapters on history, design, materials, and techniques, this book gives readers complete information for reproducing these signature motifs in their own workshops. Craftsman, Mission, Arts and Crafts; these names all conjure the sturdy, straightforward and immensely popular furniture designed by Gustav Stickley. Robert Lang's shop drawings series gives woodworkers the heart of the Craftsman aesthetic, practical, and durable format.