Mission style furniture is a design that lays stress on simple horizontal and vertical lines and flat panels that make more noticeable the grain of the wood especially often oak or quarter sawn oak. Stickley produced furniture for Arts and Crafts which was referred to as mission furniture. Quarter sawn oak is the signature wood for mission furniture. This exclusive furniture is made to order and available in solid oak, maple, walnut and cherry wood. Another type of oak that is used for this furniture is French oak. This is hardwood furniture and lasts for many years. Cherry furniture when exposed to sun changes color. There are innumerable dressers, armoires, night end coffee tables available for sale. Walnut is dark brown wood used to make mission furniture. This furniture lasts long many years but is expensive.
What are the uses of Mission Furniture?
Mission style furniture is generally designed for bungalow type of houses having woodwork which is simple and plain. Plain walls are ideal for mission furniture. Simple designs of mission style furniture compliment the natural grain of the wood and produce beautiful pieces of furniture which are perfect for any room in the house. It is attractive and compliments any décor.
The Drawbacks of Mission style furniture
The major drawback of this furniture is the cost which is due to the declining nature of the resources. It requires care and maintenance. It needs to be polished regularly after some years to maintain its beauty. The advantages far outweigh the drawbacks, the biggest problem being the high cost.