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Forum topic by holsterguy posted 10-13-2015 01:44 AM 609 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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holsterguy

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10-13-2015 01:44 AM

Hey guys. I’m not on here an awful lot so this might have already come up. I just wanted to pass along info about a book I just got. “The manufacture of arts and crafts furniture by Gustav Stickley ”. Written by McCracken. This book is awsome! 350+pages about the factory how it was set up what happened where etc.. Out of all those pages roughly 250 or so are about the finishes. How they were done how to reproduce them (with recipes)how long they were used etc. Even has copies of factory inventories showing what color dyes lacquers and other finishing supplies were on hand.
Just thought all you guys interested in arts and crafts furniture would like to know.


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#1 posted 10-13-2015 02:16 PM

Looks like a good book; thanks for posting.

I have quite a few books on the subject of Arts & Crafts, Mission style, Stickley, etc. At my age, I need to go look & make sure I don’t already own this one before I order it!

-- Steve, in Morris County, NJ

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#2 posted 10-13-2015 10:19 PM

Holster, I just checked Amazon and was surprised to see the price for a paperback and I laughed at the price of the “collectible” one. I guess I am not quite that into Stickley. haha

-- Art

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#3 posted 10-13-2015 10:27 PM

Got mine from turn of the century. Yea I thought it was pretty high too. I guess you’re paying for the ton of research he did.

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#4 posted 10-14-2015 11:04 PM

I didn’t mean to imply that the book isn’t worth the price. I meant that it isn’t worth it to me.

-- Art

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#5 posted 10-14-2015 11:13 PM

Yeah, I know what you mean. I thought quite a while before I bought it. Even went as far as emailing the seller for the table of contents. Probably thought I was a nut ha ha. Oh yeah, was just reading some more (actually finished it ) it’s more like 290 not 350pages.

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#6 posted 10-14-2015 11:25 PM



Yeah, I know what you mean. I thought quite a while before I bought it. Even went as far as emailing the seller for the table of contents. Probably thought I was a nut ha ha.

- holsterguy


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