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Forum topic by Rick Dennington posted 09-21-2009 08:04 PM 1259 views 0 times favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rick Dennington

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09-21-2009 08:04 PM

I was in my shop last night working on a coffee table for one of my widow ladies(we have several) that live in this small town (pop.762), and I was thinkin “ya know, I really like building this style of furniture”. I never thought about it much in the past, cause I’ve built a few pieces in the same style. Seems like it’s the type of piece that most people ask for. And I got to wondering what style of furniture do the LJ’s like to build?
I really like the Shaker’s furnuture a lot myself. They believed in “form and function”, and nothing gawdy—- plain and simple. I also like Greene& Greene. Everbody has his/her preferences to the style they like.
So—- I thought that might be a good forum topic to talk about. I have seen some beautiful pieces on here that you guys have built. So let’s talk about it and compare notes. I’ve never seen this topic yet. Go to it !!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!


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lew

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#1 posted 09-21-2009 08:12 PM

Shaker!!

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 09-21-2009 08:15 PM

Rick, I enjoy Arts and Crafts style furniture. It has simple lines, pretty and straight forward joinery but it is something that I just happen to enjoy seeing and building. The joy of making all those m&t joints tends to wear off rather quickly though. :)

I also lump in mission and Shaker style furniture in here as well since I do not differentiate between them.

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Durnik150

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#3 posted 09-21-2009 08:19 PM

Upscale Rustic if there is such a thing.

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 09-21-2009 08:35 PM

Durnik: how would you describe upscale rustic? I don’t believe I’m familiar with that style.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#5 posted 09-21-2009 08:39 PM

Scott:
I’m like you. Not a lot of difference between the mission and Shaker. I meant mission instead of G&G.
I had a cranial flatulance for a moment. But G&G is nice…......... whatever !!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 09-21-2009 08:49 PM

wooden ones…

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 09-21-2009 08:56 PM

I was waiting for an answer like that—you ain’t much help.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#8 posted 09-21-2009 09:00 PM

Anything with the arts and crafts influence suits me fine. I love it all ,it’s just really well made, well designed, good honest furniture.Now the good news is you can mix and match designs to make your own designs I steal a little here ,and alittle there ,and make my own stuff but almost always with alittle help from the artistic movement. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 09-21-2009 09:04 PM

Arts and Crafts, Stickley, shaker, take your pick, they all have simple clean lines and sturdy joints that will last a life time.

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papadan

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#10 posted 09-21-2009 09:29 PM

My preference is the kind I make, got no clue what style any of it is. I see wood and make what it tells me is hiding inside it! Don’t matter what the item is, furniture, turnings, boxes, or whatever.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 09-21-2009 09:49 PM

I have a strong love of the Greene & Greene style, traditional Asian architecture, Art Deco, Art Nouveu, Post Modern, Heywood Wakefield, Modern, Charles Rennie Macintosh, CFA Voysey, ...

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#12 posted 09-21-2009 10:28 PM

I like Mid-Century Style and Contemporary. I try to pick simple and clean line pieces.

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Sam Yerardi

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#13 posted 09-22-2009 03:17 AM

Greene & Greene
Arts & Crafts, Mission, Stickley
Shaker
Period

generally in that order but always Greene & Greene at the top

-- Sam

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#14 posted 09-22-2009 03:27 AM

Generally Mission, Art & Crafts, Craftsman, Greene & Greene, Shaker…

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John Gray

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#15 posted 09-22-2009 05:06 AM

My wife likes Greene & Greene,Arts & Crafts, Mission, and Stickley.
I like Shaker I love the clean lines.
I’m building something A&C for my wife for Christmas and have enough Cherry put away to make Norm’s Hall Table.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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