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Gustav Stickley (ed.) / The craftsman
Vol. XIV, Number 4 (July 1908)

Bungalow furnishings of wood and metal that can be made at home,   pp. 442-446 PDF (1.6 MB)


Page 443


HOME MADE BUNGALOW FURNISHINGS
which   differs from
other tables in having
the top covered with
a smooth    sheet of
copper, which is bent
down to fit over the
edge   and   fastened
with ornamental
nails. The construc-
tion of the table is as
simple as that of the
cabinet, the curved
side pieces being
doweled to the legs.
It is one of those
exceedingly  simple
pieces that depend en-
tirely upon the finish
of the wood, the
workmanship and the
nicety of proportion
for such beauty as it
may possess. An ad-
mirable color effect
could be obtained by
making the table of
oak finished in a rich
FOR
-ij TAf3LF
rItiCHr:1
nut- brown, as me
copper mellows with age into a dull
warm brown that tones beautifully with
the oak. The rest depends upon the
subtlety with which the straight legs
are tapered and the side pieces curved.
  The umbrella rack shown here is best
fitted for a large hall, as it has three
compartments and will hold a goodly
number of umbrellas. A glance at the
working plan shows the construction,
which is simple to a degree. A copper
pan should be made to fit exactly into
the lower part. This may easily be done
by turning the edge of the pan over a
wire and flaring it out so that it will
rest upon the inside edge of the lower
rails and have sufficient strength to hold
the weight of umbrellas.
T HE candelabra which serve this
     month as models for metal-work-
ers are both made of wrought iron and
are of a style that might prove effective
in rugged surroundings, such as a camp
or an intentionally crude country house.
The taller piece first shown stands 6
feet in height to the top of the candle
cup, with a spread of 4o3/2 inches from
candle to candle. The standard has first
to be considered in the construction,
and to make this a IY2 inch triangular
iron bar is cut to measure 5 feet 2Y2
inches long. Both    ends should be
"butted," if a forge is convenient; if
not, they should be squared neatly with
a file and emery cloth. The feet are
made of strap iron measuring IY2
inches wide by Y2 inch thick, bent ac-
cording to the design. It will be noticed
in the illustration that the feet are
widened at the curve. This must be
done while the iron is hot. Heat the
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