Saturday, May 3, 2014

Project Tip: A Word on Design Style

Though the plans I am using are based on an instrument built by Andreas Ruckers in 1640, I intend to build this instrument in the Mission style. You may be familiar with this design style under other names - Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Stickley, Greene and Greene, etc. I'm using the Mission style for this instrument for no other reason than I like it. Something about the quarter-sawn oak and the rich hues of the stains used for period furniture have always resonated with me. Will I be successful in bringing this style into the project? Only time will tell...

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