Craftsman style cabinetry relies largely on the concept of form-over-function with an emphasis on strong, clean lines. The beauty is found in its simplicity, the style having derived its influence from the British Arts and Crafts movement of the 1860’s. The wood species used at that time were those that were most readily available to the builder such as cherry, maple, and red oak. These woods are still proudly used in craftsman style cabinetry today.