Ash wood is flexible and shock resistant, but susceptible to worm and decay. It was typically used for tool handles, spear shafts, wheel spokes, and other applications requiring strength and flexibility.... Read More »
The Queen Anne style dominated urban structural design from the 1890s through the early 1900s. Modeled after English Medieval architecture, the Queen Anne style gained popularity through pattern books and the availability of cheap sawn lumber used fo... Read More »
A drum or drummer.
A small wooden embroidery frame consisting of two concentric hoops between which fabric is stretched.
Embroidery made on such a frame.
A rolling front or top for a desk or table, consisting of nar... Read More »
American culture, now inundated with hard copy, used relatively little paper in 1900. Requiring less storage space, file cabinet makers of the day could focus on form as well as function. The simplicity and plainness of the Mission style at the turn... Read More »
Storm and screen doors were originally fabricated from wood, which although visually more appealing than the modern counterparts, require maintenance to protect the wood from weathering. Wooden storm doors less than one inch thick are used primarily... Read More »
The standard bathroom of the early 20th century is strikingly similar to the typical bathrooms of today. The first bathrooms in America were sensations in hotels. The Statler in Buffalo provided a water-closet in every room, which unprecedented at t... Read More »