Mortise and Tenon Issue 14


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 14 includes:

  • “Building for Belonging” – Joshua A. Klein
  • “The Meaning in the Silence: Japanese Craft Pedagogy” – Douglas Brooks
  • “The Past Can Save Our Future: Recovering Linseed Oil Paint” – Michiel Brouns
  • “‘Lagging’: Coopering a Norwegian Tankard” – Marshall Scheetz
  • “Leaving a Trace” – Michael Updegraff
  • Kubbestol: An Examination of Two 19th-century Scandinavian Stump Chairs”
  • “Hands in Constant Motion: A Visit with a Master Planemaker in Taiwan” – Agnes Chang
  • “New Trails, Old Ways: An Interview with Seth Gebel”
  • “Working Without Recipes” – George Walker
  • “Book Recommendation: Early American Wooden Ware by Mary Earle Gould”