Use this Craftsman style dining room furniture set as inspiration for your custom built dining table set. At ArtFactory.com we handcraft our solid wood furniture to your design and size specifications, creating truly custom fine art furnishings – American made since 1913.
Craftsman Style Dining Room Furniture
Stickley 19th Century Design – Customer Provided Design Photo – Fine Dining Table In Solid Old Growth Cherry – Hand Woven Chair Backs and 8 way Tied Suspension Seats – Your Choice Of High Quality Fabric Or Leather – Natural Desert Air Dried For Five Years Solid American Old Growth Cherry (not kiln force dried) – Customer’s Design Team and H.J. Nick’s Design Department – Built in Original Craft, not reproduction, made in the same hand and materials as the original – custom designed from the historic record. Built using hand hewn, mortise and tenon joined construction (meaning master crafted, not fast process). All wood species are available. Structural frames constructed using solid, full length timber (no fake laminates, scarf joints or glued up parts, no veneers and no bolt ons). All carvings are hand carved by our master level carvers (no cnc, faux casted resin carving, or gang carving). All surfaces include a fine art finish that includes a multi-stage hand rubbed finish to world class antique collector standards (no spray on faux fast paint jobs). Where applicable we offer the best fabrics and full grain leathers (processed in American tanneries only). Our Master Craftsmanship ensures your custom furniture will stand the test of time becoming a true family heirloom and valuable future antiquity. Guaranteed Forever – backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship since 1913.
All Hardware – Master Blacksmithing of Solid Hand Forged Wrought Iron (no castings or hollow faux metals) by the hand of a genuine master craftsman using age old tried and tested techniques. All heat applied iron oxide hand patina finished (no powder coating or faux paint on iron finishes).
Please don’t be fooled by our upscale appearance. Our prices are usually lower than lesser quality name brand mass production fast process imports, because “We Are The Factory,” building custom handcrafted furniture in America since 1913.
Gustav Stickley Furniture – Historic Design Inspiration
Gustav Stickley (1858-1942) was a furniture manufacturer, design leader, publisher and the chief proselytizer for the American Craftsman style, an extension of the British Arts and Crafts movement.
Stickley’s furniture reflected his ideals of simplicity, honesty in construction, and truth to materials. Unadorned, plain surfaces were enlivened by the careful application of colorants so as not to obscure the grain of the wood and mortise and tenon joinery was exposed to emphasize the structural qualities of the works. Hammered metal hardware, in armor-bright polished iron or patinated copper emphasized the handmade qualities of furniture which was fabricated using both handworking techniques and modern woodworking machinery within Stickley’s Eastwood, New York, factory. Dyed leather, canvas, terry cloth and other upholstery materials complemented the designs.
Those ideals – simplicity, honesty, truth – were reflected in his trademark, which includes the Flemish phrase Als Ik Kan inside a joiner’s compass. The phrase is generally translated ‘to the best of my ability.’ His firm’s work, both nostalgic in its evocation of handicraft and the pre-industrial era and proto-modern in its functional simplicity, was popularly referred to as being in the Mission style, though Stickley despised the term as misleading. (Source: wikipedia.org)