Mortise and Tenon Issue 15

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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 15 includes:

  • “Ambulance for Monuments: Saving Romanian Heritage” – Dragoș Nuță
  • “Making the Versatile Hutch Table” – Joshua A. Klein
  • “The Traveling ‘Ukulele” – Aaron Keim
  • “Accustomed to Handle the Hammer: The Nail Making Specialty in Pre-industrial Manufacture” – Kenneth Schwarz
  • “The Red & the Black: Snakewood & Early American Furniture” – Gerald W.R. Ward
  • “Resolute Care: An Examination of an Early-19th Century Pine Standing Desk”
  • “Few & Far Between: Making Gate Hurdles” – Michael Updegraff
  • “Sheraton’s Red Oil: Experiments in Historic Finishes” – David Bayne
  • “The Peddle Chair: The Journey to Intuitive Work” – Jon Grant
  • “Book Recommendation: Hermann Phelps’ The Craft of Log Building” – Will Lisak