November 17, 2020

Making A&C Picture Frames with Half-lap Joints

Half-lap joints are one of the mainstays of the Arts & Crafts style. They are used extensively in the grid work of contemporary Arts & Crafts furniture and picture frames. In this post I’ll show you how I make picture frames using half lap joints.

October 11, 2010

Build a Limbert Coffee Table

So much furniture to build, and so little time to do it. When my December 2010 issue of Fine Woodworking arrived, I saw something I really liked on the cover—a Charles Limbert style coffee table. I like it for several reasons. First we, myself included, tend to focus on building Greene & Greene or Stickley (pick a brother) style furniture, and so the fact that someone is writing-about and designing furniture inspired by someone other than the Greenes or Stickleys, I think is good. Second, the article made me realize I should expand my content here on Gus’ Guild to include posts on the growing number of how-to articles being written about building Arts & Crafts furniture. Finally, closer to home I’m excited about trying Gregory’s technique for making Limbert inspired piercings—a feature I’ve always wanted to add to my furniture designs. So here’s my inaugural post on a building Arts & Crafts furniture article.