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AW Extra - Great Projects to Celebrate Gustav Stickley's 153rd Birthday

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March 3, 2011
Today in AW Extra:

Stickley Style Chest of Drawers

This striking chest of drawers is closely modeled after one of Gustav Stickley’s most famous designs. This version is nearly identical in appearance, but its joinery has been modified to strengthen the case and improve the operation of the drawers.

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Craftsman Style Magazine Rack

This classic magazine rack could easily have appeared in The Craftsman, Gustav Stickley's monthly magazine. Published from 1901 to 1916, The Craftsman was a keystone of the American Arts & Crafts movement.

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Mission Style Bookstand

Like many of Gustav Stickley's early furniture pieces, this bookstand is held together entirely with wedges. Stickley championed "honest" joinery such as this, because it didn't rely on glue or screws. Simply tapping home the wedges makes this handsome bookstand as solid as a rock.

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Modern Mission Cabinet

This contemporary cabinet owes its attractive appearance to design elements from the Arts and Crafts era, including a cantilevered top, planar construction, a lack of ornamentation and divided light doors.

 

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Start Planning Your Spring Projects!

The American Woodworker Bookstore has everything you need to start spring projects, from bookshelves and keepsake boxes to nesting trays and coffee tables. For just $3.99 you’ll get complete how-to instructions for an enjoyable woodworking project. Be sure to check back each week, as new projects and plans will be added throughout the spring season. Shop Now!

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