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01-02-2015 03:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question arts and crafts

i am not sure if this is the proper location for this post but here goes. i am looking for plans to build a mission style china hutch. if anyone knows where i might be able to find some plans to choose from i would be very grateful. i am planning on building one for my wife and a friend wants me to build one for them as well. thanks in advance for the help

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#1 posted 01-02-2015 09:18 PM

The term “mission” can be a somewhat relative term, but I found this for free:

Good luck and please post a blog of a build this epic…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#2 posted 01-03-2015 12:59 AM

There are a couple listed on Bob Lang’s site. Bob frequents this site and has responded to specific questions. I have successfully used a couple of his plans.

Another thing I do is look through the Stickley Audi site for inspiration. If you can get one of their catalogs, they list the overall dimensions (at least they used to, not sure if they still do), then it is easy to draw your own plans. HTH

-- Art

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#3 posted 01-03-2015 03:12 AM


I have seen that sketch up plan before and i like it but unfortunately i am not that well versed with sketchup so i am not sure how to blow the plan up and get dimensions off of it.

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#4 posted 01-03-2015 04:48 AM

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#5 posted 01-03-2015 03:02 PM

You’ll have better luck googling for plans if you search for “arts and crafts style” rather than “mission style”

Finewoodworking has a whole section of arts and crafts plans if you’re a member. They have a few that are free if youre not.

I also have one of bob lang’s shop drawings books that I used to make reproduction stickley spindle chairs. Great book to either reproduce a stickley piece or as a starting point to make your own design.

Definitely learn sketchup. Its not too hard, and theres a lot of tutorials online.

-- Marshall -

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#6 posted 01-10-2015 10:16 PM

Hey newbie78,

There are a ton of Sketchup for woodworkers videos on YouTube. Luckily, zooming in and getting the dimensions is one of the easiest things to do. I’m still learning Sketchup myself, so I feel your pain. Bob Lang’s stuff is of the highest quality, regardless of the format (e.g. article, book, Sketchup model, etc.). I own all his books and bought the first one, signed, from the Gamble House gift shop. Good luck!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#7 posted 01-10-2015 10:27 PM

You guys are making me blush, thanks for the kind words. Just to keep folks who might be trying to find me up to date, I am now at 360 Woodworking with Glen Huey and Chuck Bender.

-- Bob Lang,

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