What are the different styles?

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Forum topic by totalrewind posted 01-29-2014 02:29 PM 801 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2014 02:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: style

Okay, I’m new to the whole “furniture styles” thing. You know, where a project says, “oh, this is a ‘shaker’ style” or “mission” or “arts and craftsman”... (I’m guessing that doesn’t mean made with Sears tools.) Heck, there’s even a list of tags at the bottom of this form—but I sure don’t know what they mean.

Does anybody have a link, preferably with lots of pictures, that says what these different styles are and what characteristics makes a piece of furniture what style?

Thanks in advance,

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#1 posted 01-29-2014 02:42 PM

This will get you started.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#2 posted 01-29-2014 06:19 PM

With a nod to A1Jim, who posted this link 1326 days ago…

Illustrated Furniture Glossary

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#3 posted 01-29-2014 07:17 PM

Don’t neglect the study of Domestic Chinese Furniture. The Green brothers gave Chinese furniture a lot of study.
Develop and work in your own style.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#4 posted 01-29-2014 07:26 PM (where the above 2 came from)

I’m sure there are many more out there as well.

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