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The Ultimate Guide to Craftsman Color Palettes

The ultimate guide to craftsman colors. How to choose them, how to use them, where, when, and why. We talk about all aspects of choosing the right colors, exterior and interior, from where to start your search and how to apply the colors in the right manner to the types of colors to strive for and the types to avoid for traditional craftsman homes.

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Famous Craftsman Homes: The Robie House

The first in our famous craftsman home series: Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House is the archetype for Prairie style architecture and the beginning of the craftsman home movement. Incorporating all of the fundamental principles of the arts and crafts movement with inspiration from the expansive plains of the midwest, Wright created an iconic craftsman home that is widely considered one of the greatest builds of the 20th century.

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Featured Vendor Stories: Borkholder Furniture

Borkholder Furniture featured vendor stories. Get a glimpse into the history, the motivations, and the process behind one of America's premier crafters of heirloom style solid wood furniture. From the initial process of choosing hardwoods for specific designs to the application of the eco-friendly finish, we take you on a tour of the Borkholder process and show you what true American craftsman design looks like.

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Architectural Hallmarks of Craftsman Style Homes

An overview and description of the architectural features that make a home a craftsman style home. Expanding on our post about replicating craftsman architecture, we discuss the prominent features found in almost all craftsman homes and give more detail about their function and their history.

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Quarter Sawn vs Flat Sawn Oak: The Ultimate Guide

Quarter Sawn vs Flat Sawn Oak. A quick guide to the processes and the differences between quarter sawn oak wood and flat, or plain, sawn oak wood. Structural as well as visual differences are examined and recommendations on which type of cut to choose are made.

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