Hardcover Edition – Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture

Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture by Robert W. Lang

One way to judge the merit of an idea is to see how long the results of that idea stay around. A long time ago I thought it would be a good idea if somebody published a book of measured … Continue reading

Stickley No. 700 Bookcase Class at MASW Follow Up

I spent last week in the company of a dozen or so woodworkers at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Franklin, Indiana. We were working on reproductions of the iconic Gustav Stickley/Harvey Ellis No. 700 glass door bookcase. This … Continue reading

Harvey Ellis/Gus Stickley No. 700 Bookcase PDF Download Plans

Harvey Ellis/Gustav Stickley No. 700 Bookcase Plans Available for instant download in PDF format Complete detailed plans to build a reproduction of the Gustav Stickley No. 700 Bookcase 18 letter size pages of detailed drawings Standard views, Details and Exploded … Continue reading

PDF Download Plans Now Available

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. You can, but sometimes it takes a while. After my first book, “Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture” was published in 2001 I began selling large format printed plans of many … Continue reading

Stickley 700 Bookcase-Alabama Woodworker’s Guild Version-PDF Download Plans

Stickley No. 700 Bookcase Adapted for the Alabama Woodworker’s Guild Available for instant download in PDF format Complete detailed plans to build an adaptation of this Gustav Stickley Glass Door Bookcase 15 letter size pages of detailed drawings Standard views, … Continue reading

Harvey Ellis/Gus Stickley Bookcase Desk PDF Download Plans

Harvey Ellis/Gustav Stickley Bookcase Desk Plans Available for instant download in PDF format Complete detailed plans to build a reproduction of this Gustav Stickley Billiard Chair 17 letter size pages of detailed drawings Standard views, Details and Exploded Views Complete … Continue reading

Gustav Stickley No. 388 Highchair PDF Download Plans

Gustav Stickley No. 388 Highchair Plans Available for instant download in PDF format Complete detailed plans to build a reproduction of this Gustav Stickley Highchair 11 letter size pages of detailed drawings Standard Views, Details and Exploded Views Complete Cutlist … Continue reading

Gustav Stickley No. 312-1/2 Billiard Chair PDF Download Plans

Gustav Stickley No. 312-1/2 Billiard Chair Plans Available for instant download in PDF format Complete detailed plans to build a reproduction of this Gustav Stickley Billiard Chair 15 letter size pages of detailed drawings Standard views, Details and Exploded Views … Continue reading

Craftsman Furniture: History vs. Marketing

Harvey Ellis Chair from the Craftsman Magazine

My cynical side believes that there isn’t much difference between history and marketing, and my rational side has to admit that a lot of recorded history exists to sell something. Maybe not a specific product but a set of ideas … Continue reading

Large Format Plans Price Increase Coming

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 … Continue reading

Stickley No. 369 Slant-arm Morris Chair Plans

This chair is not included in my book “Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture” and now I am pleased to make large format plans of my favorite chair available. This is the chair I built for the cover of the April … Continue reading

Revised Printing: Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture

Please Note: The paperback edition of this book has been replaced with a hardcover. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS OF THE NEW HARDCOVER EDITION OF THE “Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture”. Revised Edition of the “Great Book of … Continue reading

Router Templates for Mortises Made Easy (& Accurately)

  Jigs and templates are common in professional woodworking shops, as well as common topics in woodworking books, magazines and blogs. A good jig will do two things; make the work better and get the work done faster. If you … Continue reading

Classic Arts & Crafts Furniture: Best Seat in the House

This chair, the Gustav Stickley No. 369 Morris chair is one of the most iconic of his designs.  I like it when complex things can be simplified, but I seem to like it more when something that appears simple at … Continue reading

(Not So Great) Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture — Issues Fixed

I haven’t said much about the “Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture” since it was released late last summer. Frankly I was rather embarrassed. The book that came from the printer was a far cry from the PDF … Continue reading

Stickley Poppy Table–A Favorite from Classic Arts & Crafts Furniture

When I was a self employed furniture maker and cabinetmaker I didn’t have much choice about what I would build, it was mostly a matter of what a client wanted and was willing to pay for. For the last 9 … Continue reading

WoodCentral Chat Transcript

A couple of weeks ago, I was the special guest in the WoodCentral chatroom, taking questions on Arts & Crafts furniture and trying to keep up. A transcript of the March 11, 2013 chat is now available online at WoodCentral. … Continue reading

Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture – Special Price + Free Shipping

PLEASE NOTE: THIS BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE IN HARDCOVER AT THE ORIGINAL PRICE! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS. A little while ago the folks at the WoodNet Hand Tools forum were discussing Stickley furniture and where to get plans and information … Continue reading

Large Format Reproduction Furniture Plans

Professionally drawn, custom printed, fully detailed plans for accurate reproductions of many of the pieces originally made by Gustav Stickley, L. & J.G. Stickley and Charles Limbert from “Shop Drawings For Craftsman Furniture” and “More Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture”, … Continue reading

Last Copy of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture

End of An Era and Thank You About this time of year eleven years ago, I was waiting to see what would happen when my first book “Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture” was published. It had taken awhile to move … Continue reading

New Shop Drawings Book Table of Contents

By request, here is the Table of Contents for the compilation book “Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture.” Most of the larger pieces are available as large format plans, and you can see images of those pieces at … Continue reading

Legacy of Craftsman Furniture

Quartersawn white oak isn’t the easiest wood to work, but with experience and an understanding of its character, it is steady and predictable. In gaining that experience, you’ll better understand your own character. The work becomes a partnership between man … Continue reading

Upholstery for Craftsman Furniture

slip seat for a Stickley dining chair

One of the most common questions asked about building pieces from my Shop Drawings Books is “What do I do about the cushions? Your drawings don’t show any details.” There were several methods used in the original Stickley pieces, and … Continue reading

New Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture Preview

Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture

  “Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture Now in Stock” The new, corrected printing of  “Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture” is on its way from the publisher.  This is a combination of three of my earlier books, “Shop … Continue reading

Stickley No. 913 Dresser Plans

Gustav Stickley 913 9 drawer Dresser

50″ High X 36″ Wide X 20″ Deep Designed by Harvey Ellis, this bureau and several related pieces are among the best-proportioned furniture ever designed. Small in stature, its dignified appearance and simple elegance make it seem much larger when … Continue reading

Prairie Settle-FAQ and FQA

Prairie Settle

The L. & J.G. Stickley No. 220 Prairie Settle is one of the bestselling plans in our store. The most frequently asked question I get is about building it is “how do I attach the arms”, and my answer, “glue … Continue reading

Free Stickley Book Rack Plan-Format Experiment

I’ve been selling plans online for 10 years through craftsmanplans.com, large format printed plans. They’re nicely done, but if you’ve never made any furniture or worked with measured drawings, they can be intimidating. Over the years, there have been requests … Continue reading