Arts & Crafts style is enjoying a new-found popularity in recent
developed in the earlier part of this century, it is also known as the
Craftsman Style, or Mission Style. It has interesting origins and
numerous influences, and it is rooted in certain social, political, and
artistic movements of the time.
design seems to say "I am sturdy and I am strong!"
Arts & Crafts
Stash books or
Old, Something New
designed at the request of customers who wanted to incorporate some of
design features of the Arts & Crafts Style into something
appropriate for their decor.
stands 22" high and has a 24" square top.
Note that the
vertical spindles were grouped toward the middle of the sides to open
the interior space to more light.
The same customers also commissioned the
round coffee table with a
cross pedestal base shown here to the right. It measures 15 inches high
and has a 33 inch diameter.
dimensions were chosen to compliment the side table above. Again, the
vertical slats were spaced to open up the interior.
You will note
that both tables are made of maple and not the traditional quarter sawn
Round Coffee Table
Cross Pedestal Base
accented by Gerrybuilt
tables accent this room wonderfully with their light color and bold
finished with Danish oil, and for added durability and protection, both
table tops are coated with polyurethane, hand rubbed to a satiny smooth
this - or any other style for that matter - makes for interesting
reading. If you are so inclined, look into this at your local library
or book store.