- An Arts & Crafts furniture reference and construction handbook Review by Holzwagen
This collection of Arts & Crafts style furniture and accessories contains a broad range of pieces for the reader to construct. With varying degrees of complexity, from a simple desk top book rack to a Greene & Greene hall table; Mr. Lang brings out the details in each piece and how to construct it in a clear and easy to follow process. The drawings and photos are explicit in content and a joy to work from.
With introductions of each project, we get a background of the piece and a sense of it's place in the Arts & Crafts era. As a woodworker and aficionado of Arts & Crafts furniture I find this a great book to build pieces from. It also provides a great reference for those wanting to learn more about the intricacies of Stickley, Greene & Greene furniture construction and it has a Byrdcliffe piece thrown in as well!
With many other references and books of plans already in my A&C library, I find this a welcome addition to use and show to others what Arts & Crafts furniture truly is.
(Posted on 1/14/2014)