Mortise and Tenon Issue 13

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M&T is a beautiful biannual print magazine from the US celebrating the preservation, research, and recreation of historic furniture. With no ads, and 144 pages printed and perfectly bound on 70# opaque uncoated paper, this is not just any magazine, this is a coffee table magazine.

They believe a full appreciation of period furniture-making practice comes from an integrative approach where your mind is as engaged as your hands are in learning. For this reason they have essays to expand your knowledge, tutorials to expand your skills, and interviews with the masters to inspire you to better work.

Meet the most dedicated period furniture makers today producing the very best in authentic preindustrial craftsmanship.

Get a behind the scenes look into the life and work of the most accomplished furniture conservators that are entrusted to treat some of the most important US cultural artifacts.

Sit down with the USA's most preeminent furniture scholars and read about their life, furniture, and scholarship methodology.

Issue 13 includes:

  • The Fiddle’s Unfolding: Tracing a Folk Tradition – Kerry Lambertson
  • Fruitful Efficiency: On the Cultivation of Skill – Joshua A. Klein
  • A Blacksmith’s Contribution to Woodworking – Kenneth Schwarz
  • Root & Branch: Rediscovering the Uttermost Parts of a Tree – Brendan Gaffney
  • From the Ashes: Examination of a Mid-19th-Century Worktable
  • Engaging Work: Selections on Craftsmanship & the Modern World – Compilation
  • The Scraper Through the Ages – Michael Updegraff 
  • Some Thoughts on the Artisan Process – Jim Tolpin
  • Reconstructing the Varnish Maker’s Art: Traditional Finishes for the 21st Century – Steve Voigt
  • Book Recommendation: Claudia Kinmonth’s Irish Country Furniture and Furnishings” – Gerald W.R. Ward