I particularly like the Skyscraper furniture of Paul Frankl, an Austrian-born Art Deco furniture designer who worked in New York City and Los Angeles. The first piece is a copy of the Skyscraper Step Table made by Frankl in the late 1920s and currently in the Decorative Arts collection at the Brooklyn Museum. I had only the photos and overall dimensions from their website to complete my design. The piece is made from painted poplar and the joinery is dowels.
The second piece is a large bookshelf I made for myself in the same style. It's made from maple plywood with shop-made solid maple edge banding. The finish is a hand-applied water-based urethane.