Shaker Wall Cupboard

A classic form from the New Lebanon Shaker community is easy to build in a few hours.
By Christopher Schwarz
Page: 48-49

From the February 2011 issue #188
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If you don’t like nails, then perhaps you should turn the page. This small wall cupboard from the New Lebanon Shaker community bristles with them.

The carcase and stiles are nailed together with cut brads. The back is attached with clout nails. And the door is held flat with battens that are secured by clenched nails. I think the nails add to the piece, and, because there are so many different kinds, this project is an excellent introduction to 19th-century cut nails.

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