Kerry Pierce

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Rethinking Shaker Design

An examination of the furniture built by the Western communities expands our notions of what is ‘Shaker.’ By Kerry Pierce Pages: 72-78 From the  February 2006 issue #153 Buy this issue now The restored Shaker community at Pleasant Hill, Ky., gives admirers of Shaker architecture, furniture and life an opportunity to get very close...

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Colonial-Era Plate Rack

Although this project uses 40 feet of moulding, it’s quite simple to make. By Kerry Pierce Pages: 53-57 From the November 2008 issue #172 Buy this issue now My wife and I recently attended our niece’s wedding in Ft. Wayne, Ind. We realized after checking into the hotel that we had several hours to...

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Shaker Tripod Table

Although delicate, this graceful table should provide years of service in your home. By Kerry Pierce Pages: 76-81 From the November 2004 issue #144 Buy this issue now Several years ago while teaching a chairmaking class at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking, I thanked Mario Rodriguez (who was teaching a hand-tool class at...