Arts & Crafts designers and manufacturers
Just what makes a piece of furniture "Mission Style" or "Arts and Crafts"? The following architectural drawings are taken from Furniture Design, for Schools and Shops, by Fred D. Crawshaw. The Manual Arts Press. Peoria, Illinois, 1914. It was Professor Crawshaw's belief, that the manual arts, such as furniture making should be taught in schools from the first grade. In this pattern book, he gives ideas for furniture but no exact measurements. He intended that the patterns would not be copied, and gives this insight. "..It was never intended that this should be done except, possibly, by those who had no power of initiative for whatsoever reason."
Mission Style Footstool
Craftsman Style Library Table
Mission Style, the Morris Chair
Arts and Crafts Sideboard
Design for a small A&C Tabouret
Furniture makers during the he Arts & Crafts Movement were extremely prolific in all parts of the US. The following links provide articles and suggested reading on some of the furniture designers and builders and their shops.
The following books might help you with your A&C furniture choices or projects.Mission Furniture: How to Make It
Shop Drawings for Craftsman Inlays & Hardware
Craftsman Furniture Projects: Timeless Designs and Trusted Techniques
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