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06-06-2018 10:12 PM
Herb Stoops Great workmanship, and finishing,just a great all around job on a very nice piece.
Herb
06-06-2018 09:27 PM
CharlesWebster Nice! Captures the Mission style very well. I have several (purchased) pieces of Mission Style and like it a lot. When I graduate to making furniture for the house, it will be in the Mission style.
06-06-2018 08:38 PM
Cherryville Chuck I agree with Bill. Those could have been in the original books.
06-06-2018 06:13 PM
TwoSkies57 Nicely done Jim.... I think you captured the look you were after.
Great looking and functional is hard to beat
06-06-2018 12:19 PM
Bob Adams Very nice!
06-06-2018 08:52 AM
JIMMIEM Finally finished it. Thank You all for your help and advice. Here are some pictures.
11-26-2017 10:01 PM
JIMMIEM
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Originally Posted by Cherryville Chuck View Post
While I wouldn't necessarily make anything exactly like the plans show, the designs provide a lot of inspiration and definitely worth having a copy of the books handy. As said, the idea was to buy lumber and make something from it. We have more tools at our disposal than was assumed when the designs were first printed 100 years ago. Feel free to embellish the originals and make them your take in on what they can look like.
I've seen several styles on various manufacturer's web sites and found one that is very close to the style of the end tables that I have....just need to make a few modifications to get it to look like my end tables....just need to get the right scaling so the design is the same and the proportions look right.
11-26-2017 09:21 PM
Cherryville Chuck While I wouldn't necessarily make anything exactly like the plans show, the designs provide a lot of inspiration and definitely worth having a copy of the books handy. As said, the idea was to buy lumber and make something from it. We have more tools at our disposal than was assumed when the designs were first printed 100 years ago. Feel free to embellish the originals and make them your take in on what they can look like.
11-26-2017 09:54 AM
JIMMIEM
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Mission style furniture was a part of the Arts and Crafts era. The idea was to be able to go to a lumberyard and buy the material readily sized for what you needed. However, according to the parts lists included with some of the designs it is apparent that lumberyards would do more then than they will now. If you we search H. H. Windsor you may find free downloads of his 3 books. I have a paperback copy and they are usually cheap because the copyrights expired decades ago.

The dark color Tom mentioned was usually from fuming the oak with ammonia.
I located the free downloads of the 3 H.H. Windsor books. They can be downloaded in several different formats or you can just read them on-line.
Thank You for telling me about the books.
11-26-2017 08:53 AM
TwoSkies57 Just my opinion, but I'd scale em down to 1 3/4..
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