Arts and Crafts Style

The Arts and Crafts style, which originated during the late-19th and early-20th centuries, was a reaction to the decorative excesses of the Victorian period.

This back-to-basics movement banished florid carving and emphasized straight lines and no-nonsense joinery. Quartersawn white oak, with its distinctive tiger-stripe patterning, replaced exotic woods. If stained oak is too somber or expensive for your taste, less expensive materials with painted finishes are equally authentic.

 

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