20th Anniversary of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture

I knew it was time to leave my job at a publishing company when the CEO proudly announced that “books are now commodities”. This was the same knucklehead who, in his first week asked “why do we have so many … Continue reading

Woodstock-Byrdcliffe Guild Furniture Forum

Last Thursday, August 12, 2021 I had the pleasure of discussing Byrdcliffe furniture with Henry T. Ford, Byrdcliffe Historian and Director Emeritus in an online forum, presented by the Woodstock-Byrdcliffe Guild. The guild has a multi-faceted mission; they maintain the … Continue reading

Two Sensible Methods to Authentic Stickley Finish

In the comments on my post:  “Gustav Stickley Finishing Article” I was asked if I had a reasonable alternative to a fumed finish for quartersawn white oak. In that post I mention one, aniline dye followed by shellac. The other … Continue reading