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No right or wrong here

jesse cloud
I think maybe we are making a mountain out of a molehill. We all chose styles of furniture and styles of work for our own reasons. To argue about which style is best is as silly as how done a steak should be - the answer lies in taste and that is totally personal.

If I made furniture for a living, I would take any shortcut that would not be noticed by the market I sell to. Even more reluctantly I would probably design to whatever style is currently selling rather than one that pleases my own sensibilities.

If I liked period style design or enjoyed vicariously connecting to that history, then so be it.

Thankfully, I have the luxury of working in a design style I admire, not having to
be very concerned with cost of materials or labor, and not accepting due dates. That means that for me it makes sense to take my time and do the best I can. If those conditions were different, I would certainly be taking another side in this argument and I don't mean to be critical of anyone who does.

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