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When (he curator of Dennos Museum in Traverse Ciry. Mich., asked me to design and build some An -and-Crafts stvle furniture for an upcoming exhibit. I jumped at the chance. \\\ agreed that I d look for a customer who would buy ' •• nituri ilt • th libit I aj coached la\ and Sue Wisnicwskt. who have l>een Mi idt clients 011 1 number of : - cts. They were excited by the idea.

I immediatelv ordered more than SI00 worth of books bv or about Stickler see the further reading box on p. 42 . Greene and Greene. Rovcroft and others. These books gave me a feel for designs of this period. And they told me what type of wood to use and how it should be cut and finished. I studh d di; nl* J dtaw ing ■ and proportions to help with the design.

I fie deal with the museum didn't work out. but mv clients gave me the go ahead for a dining table and some chairs. We still had to agree on a final design, and it had to be compatible with a reproduction Frank

A Stickley Style Dining Chair

A Stickley Style Dining Chair

Planos Carpinteria

Side stretcher. 4 in. by 14V4 in., shoulder to shoulder

The author based the design for this chair on a Stickley onginal. Stickley was influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright. Mortise-and-tenon joinery makes this chair sturdy enough to withstand the stresses of daily use.

Side stretcher. 4 in. by 14V4 in., shoulder to shoulder

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