None other than Frank Lloyd Wright introduced Craftsman design in the latter years of the 19th century. Craftsman — an integral part of the American Arts and Crafts movement that incorporates elements of Mission and Shaker-style décor — was a revolt against the fussy design style of the Victorian era. This distinctively American style is synonymous with gorgeous hardwood, craftsmanship, clean lines and simple silhouettes.
“More than any other material, fine hardwood defines the Craftsman-style,” Baird Brothers’ Steve Stack said. “The straight lines that are the hallmark of this style show off the character and natural beauty of the hardwood as well as top-notch craftsmanship.”
Using stunning images from a home beautifully trimmed with Baird Brothers hardwood moldings, Steve discusses some of the features of Craftsman design.
Hardwood Doors Hinge on Simplicity
“Craftsman-style doors feature a flat panel, rather than a colonial or provincial raised panel, with a square sticking versus a moulded sticking,” Steve said. Truly showcasing the natural beauty of the hardwood, this custom three-panel quarter-sawn white oak interior double door has Craftsman-style painted door casing and custom base blocks.