Style Secret: Well-Crafted WoodworkSimply put: You can't have Arts and Crafts style without wood. It's probably the single most important element, and it largely informs the emphasis on natural, organic beauty that defines this decorating approach. You'll almost never see painted wood in an Arts and Crafts interior — instead, the focus is on rich stains that preserve and showcase the natural beauty of the grain. Oak is the iconic wood of this style, but pine, maple and other indigenous species also appear.Look closer: Arts and Crafts woodworking isn't just about the material; it's also about putting the handiwork on display. In this foyer and living area, you can clearly see the joinery and the meticulous detailing in the paneling, stairways and trim. The stain amplifies, rather than hides, the natural variations in the wood.