I began selling large format plans for reproductions of the furniture of Gustav Stickley, L & J.G. Stickley and other makers shortly after the publication of my first book “Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture“ in 2001. Plans for reproductions of Greene & Greene furniture followed the publication of “Shop Drawings for Greene & Greene Furniture” in 2006. I’ve kept the price at $14.95 for the last 13 years. Due to increased costs, I will be raising the prices on October 1, 2015 to $17.49 + $2.45 for shipping within the United States.
Each set of plans consists of two 24″ x 36″ sheets of detailed drawings for accurate reproductions. The Craftsman furniture drawings include a cutlist. I send the plans via First Class mail and my shipping charge is very close to what I pay for the envelope and the stamp. These drawings are based on the drawings in my books, but this format allows for larger details. If you’re hoping for step-by-step instructions, you’re out of luck, but if you can read standard drawings these contain all the details you need in a format that is ideal to take out to the shop.
If you’ve been on the fence about getting plans, act now and avoid the coming price increase. Here are images and links to a few the most popular pieces:
The L. & J.G. Stickley No. 220 Prairie sofa, and the companion No. 416 Prairie Chair have been in the top spot since day one.
One of my personal favorites is the Gustav Stickley No. 913 dresser, likely designed by Harvey Ellis. This piece features signature Ellis elements; the overhanging top and the legs that taper in two directions. The drawer arrangement is also a bit out of the ordinary, the largest drawer isn’t on the bottom.
In addition to my fondness for good furniture, I also enjoy a good story. A couple of years ago I received an e-mail about the plans for the Blacker House entry bench. It turned out to be an ambitious guy working on his first-ever project from drawings. He also gave the completed project to his neighbors using wood that came from their property.
All of these plans, and the drawings in my books are as close to the real thing as I could make them. The Arts & Crafts period is an important part of our furniture heritage. My motivation in doing the research and leaving this record was to provide folks who enjoy making furniture the ability to recreate pieces from the past that look like the originals, not watered down interpretations or Arts & Crafts made easy. You can read more about that here.