Thursday, February 3, 2011

Complete Your Mission Furniture Project with Arts and Crafts Drawer Pulls and Knobs

During these long winter months many turn to crafts and hobbies to occupy their time. Building a new piece of furniture or restoring an existing piece of furniture can be a rewarding project that lasts throughout winter. Whether creating new or restoring an original piece of furniture, it is important to choose a project that balances your ambitions with your abilities. Before settling on this winter’s project, a good first step is to compile project requirements. Ask yourself whether you have the skills, collection of and familiarity with necessary tools, and available time to commit to completing the project before spring weather turns your attention to outdoor activities.

Because of its simple and timeless design, Mission style is a favorite of today’s craftsman and restoration hobbyist. Mission furniture is characterized by its sturdy straight-line solid oak construction. Unlike Victorian era furnishings, Mission furniture lacks unnecessary carved embellishments or purely ornamental design elements. The cabinet hardware for Mission style furniture is also designed to be simple, sturdy and highly functional. The style of hardware chosen for Mission style furniture is often referred to as Arts and Crafts style cabinet hardware. Arts and Crafts cabinet hardware is typically made of or finished to look like hammered aged copper. Shop 4 Classics offers a range of Mission style cabinet pulls and knobs for all budgets.

If your budget allows, genuine handcrafted Arts and Crafts cabinet hardware is available from Craftsmen Hardware Company. True to the Arts and Crafts tradition, artisans from Craftsmen Hardware cut and hammer copper into distinctive cabinet knobs and drawer pulls.

Antique Revelry offers a line of affordable Arts & Crafts style cabinet knob and pulls. Antique Revelry’s Arts and Crafts cabinet hardware is created from cast brass with a faux aged copper finish. Antique Revelry’s cabinet knobs and pulls also have a faux hammered texture which adds to their hand crafted appearance.

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