UNIQUELY STICKLEY The details shown here explain a few of Stickleyâ€™s unique and time-honored construction techniques. As you become familiar with distinguishing characteristics of fine furniture, bear in mind that most of these techniques are used only by Stickley.
Side Hung & Center Guided Drawers
Tongue & Groove Joints
No plastic parts to break, no metal to rust and scratch: just honest to goodness hand craftsmanship. The center guide keeps drawers from skewing sideways while side suspension keeps drawers level when heavily loaded. Stickley drawers never scrape the bottom, and open and close with ease forever.
This woodworking technique ensures accurate board alignment and gives individually matched boards the appearance of one solid piece of wood. This joint does not crack or split and allows for greater finished thickness on all tops.
Placing of Glass with Quarter Rounds
Pinned Mortise and Tenon Joints
Instead of using a single sheet of glass on bookcases, Stickley pieces include individual panes of glass that are secured with wood quarter rounds that are mitered to fit perfectly in place, making the inside of each door as handsome as the outside.
Most Stickley door joints are mortise and tenoned, glued, and then pinned with wooden pins. The pins lock the joint and supply additional strength creating a joint that would hold together even without the use of glue.