Kerry Pierce


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...


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...


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...