Hardwood Takes Center Stage in Craftsman-Style Home

“The popularity of Craftsman architecture, both old and new, lies in the fact that it looks like home.”
~ Robert Winter, architectural historian

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.
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