Mortise and Tenon Issue 16

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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 16 includes:

  • “Gathered in Reverence: Kezurou-kai in the United States” - Michael Updegraff
  • “The Whittier House Windows: Sash-making in Early America” - Ted Ingraham
  • “House By Hand” - Joshua A. Klein
  • “A Life of Its Own: The Practice of Woodblock Printmaking” - Stefan Wolf
  • “Cornered Charm: An Examination of a 19th-Century Corner Cupboard”
  • “Forgiveness” - Gary Rogowski
  • “Working With the Trees” - Joseph Brihiez
  • “Neatly Fitted: An Introduction to Scribe-rule Timber Framing” - Joshua A. Klein
  • “On the Perception of Tradition” - Thiago Silva
  • “Book Recommendation: Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees” - Michael Updegraff