Craftsman Furniture Projects

Making authentic craftsman furniture is not for the faint-hearted. This is definitely not for novice woodworkers, because there are no detailed instructions or assembly sequences. It will help if you are one of those who can build almost anything without detailed plans. The emphasis is on exposed joinery, and if you have the experience you will have no problems meeting these challenging projects.

There are smaller projects like 3-legged stools and hanging bookshelves as well as more involved projects such as cabinets and bedsteads.

Once again, this book does not provide step by step instructions. What you will get is some fairly good illustrations of authentic Stickley furniture and a pretty good materials list. You will have to be a capable woodworker, and the effort is well worth it. You will be able to create family heirlooms that future generations will be proud of.

Craftsman Furniture

Making Authentic Craftsman Furniture

Instructions and Plans for 62 Projects (Dover books on woodworking and carving)Make authentic reproductions of handsome, functional, durable furniture based on Gustav Stickley's classic designs: tables, chairs, wall cabinets, desks, a hall tree, and more. Complete construction plans include drawings, schematics, dimensions, and lumber specs all reprinted from 1900s The Craftsman magazine.

Price: from $3.95(used)

Mission Furniture How to Make It 

It is possible to completely furnish a home using the plans outlined in this valuable study of Mission-style craftsman furniture. For the Arts and Crafts enthusiast, this book is a treasure. For the carpenter, this book offers a wealth of projects, from small, easy undertakings like plate racks, plant stands, waste-baskets, and benches, to detailed, room-filling bed, roll-top desk, chairs, tables, even a billiard table that converts to a comfy davenport sofa. In all, there are 92 projects illustrated and explained in this reprint of a 1912 classic first published as part of a Popular Mechanics Handbooks series. Additionally, a guide to 40 styles of chairs provides further inspiration.

Price: $24.95

Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture: 27 Stickley Designs for Every Room in the Home

Featuring working shop drawings, this book demonstrates 27 pieces of authentic craftsman furniture by Gustav Stickley and his contemporaries. Every type of furniture is represented here: Morris chairs, chests of drawers, wall shelves, bookcases, sideboards, dining tables, occasional tables, beds, side chairs, and rockers. Each project includes a perspective view along with elevations, sections and details, and complete measurements.

The list includes Tabouret, Prairie Sofa, Prairie Chair, Table with Open Bookcase, Stickley Plant Stand, Bookcases, Morris Chair, Occasional Table, Ellis Queen Sized Bed, Nightstand, Wardrobe and Bureau, Settle, Library Table, Drop Front Desk, Desk with Two Drawers, Roycroft Little Journeys Bookstand, Trestle Table, Limbert Octagonal Table, Round Extension Table, Side Chair, Arm Chair, 2 Sideboards and a China Cabinet.

Price: $22.95