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Mass-market (i.e. cheap) Arts & Crafts furniture

barrel-chairFolks have asked that we put some emphasis on affordable Craftsman furniture. There are a lot of budget-priced items available from the big box and web-catalog retailers, which is an easy way to add A&C touches to your home. Most of it is not handmade or even hand-finished; this is mass production, the polar opposite of the craftsman ethos. But hey, it looks pretty!

A few recent finds on Amazon, which appears to resell for a number of inexpensive furniture, lighting and accessory dealers, include some very attractive Greene & Greene-ish doorbells; some supposedly Amish-made wall shelving; a line of glass-fronted bookcases and a few similarly-styled storage units; benches [ 1 / 2 ]; a couple of decent dressers and beds; some inexpensive and probably not tremendously well-made chairs & ottomans; two very nice coffee tables [1 / 2 ]; a number of mirrors [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 ]; a very nice and seemingly well-made reproduction barrel chair; a magazine rack; plenty of hardware, and a decent and quite sturdy computer desk (this one I actually own). And a whole truckload of light fixtures [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 ].

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