Quartersawn oak is the most commonly used wood during the Arts and Crafts era. This type of wood is produced by cutting a log into quarters, and then each quarter is milled into boards. This process produces the beautiful ray flakes that are so commonly associated with furniture built during this era.
To keep things simple, just as Mission, Craftsman, Bungalow, and Prairie frames are simple, there are currently eight standard stain colors used for staining frames. Light mission, medium mission, dark mission, red mission, Mission 32 which is similar to Stickley’s Onondaga, Fayetteville, which has golden ray flakes, renaissance brown, and ebony black. Keep in mind that colors can vary from what’s seen in the examples below due to variances in monitors, wood, and the final finishing process.
Small color samples can be made available and mailed for a small fee credited towards a frame purchase.
To get a rich looking finish on quarter-sawn oak, which enhances the ray flakes characteristic of this wood species, several steps are used in finishing each item. Most products are finished with satin to semi-gloss topcoat sheen.
Stain Color Samples below are shown on quarter sawn oak.
|Mission Light||Mission Medium|
|Mission Dark||Mission Red|
|Renaissance Brown||Fayetteville (Golden Flakes)|
|Black (Ebony)|| Mission 32 (Onondaga)|
(Brown w/Red undertone)