M&T is an annual print magazine celebrating the preservation, research, and recreation of historic furniture. Issue One has been very well received and Issue Two is just now hitting the stores. Hear our case for hand-tool-only furniture making at this podcast.
A MERGE OF PERSPECTIVES
The only reason we know as much as we do about period craftsmen is because of the rigor of scholars. These folks live, breathe, and sleep historic research. We take some time to sit down with the nation’s most preeminent furniture scholars and discuss life, furniture, and scholarship methodology.
ESSAYS, TUTORIALS, INTERVIEWS
M&T brings readers a wide variety of content. We 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 we have essays to expand your knowledge, tutorials to expand your skills, and interviews with the masters to inspire you to better work.
ANALYSIS OF ARTIFACTS
The only way to fully understand the furniture making of the past is to carefully analyze the objects themselves. Every master period furniture maker has spent countless hours in their career scrutinizing the original masterpieces: the minutia of joinery, tool marks, and surface characteristics that don’t translate well to plan drawings or typical museum photography. Because access to this information is so critical to our understanding, every issue of M&T will provide meticulous documentation of period objects specifically highlighting the areas not often seen. We want to give you an up close view of the underside, the back, the drawer bottoms, the varying surface qualities, and the irregularity of hand prepped components. These are the things that neither Sketch-up plans nor museum visits can give you.
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