Shaker-Inspired Sewing Counter

As much as this piece is a homage to Shaker design, it is also quietly a love letter to both hand tools and shared shops. Project #2113 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 10 • Days Cost: $500 [...]

Shaker Sewing Counter Online Extras

Related: Shaker-Inspired Sewing Counter Shaker Sewing Counter: Glue-Up Tips  The glue-up for case pieces is ALWAYS a little nerve-wracking and though this particular Shaker-style Sewing cabinet [...]

A Shaker’s Life

Research gives names to unknown artisans. David Rowley, Freegift Wells, Amos Stewart, Orren Haskens, Eli Kidder…ever hear of these guys? They were Shaker cabinetmakers, the names behind one [...]

Simple Shaker Shelves

Clear finish updates the look of this classic design. This modified Shaker design, downsized from a set of creamery shelves, is adapted from a Shaker Workshops catalog. To ensure our [...]

Hancock Shaker Village Daybed

Recreated from a photograph and measurements, this design feels both modern and timeless. One of the things I have come to admire as a furniture designer-maker is the timelessness of works [...]

Bibliophile’s Bookcase

With simple lines and straightforward joinery, this project yields ample shelf space (and drawers to boot). This large case-on-case shelving unit is adapted from similar pieces I’ve seen in [...]

Rediscover a Shaker Classic

A rim and box in contrasting species is an elegant eye-catcher. Open boxes, as useful as they are attractive, were not made to hold sweets for the table. Instead, they were for something that [...]

A Shaker Dresser

Use the power of the sliding dovetail. PROJECT #2002 • Skill Level: Advanced • Time: 5 days • Cost: $500 The Shakers were a Protestant sect of English Quakers that immigrated to the U.S. in 1774. [...]

White Water Shaker Table

The first time I encountered this table in the White Water Shaker collection, it was locked in a storeroom with more than a dozen other pieces. To my eye, there was something unusual about it. [...]

Coffee with the Brethren

Coffee tables didn’t exist as a furniture form until the 1920s  (when they were known as cocktail tables). So while there is no true Shaker coffee table, I needed a table to put in front of my [...]

Shaker Wall Cupboard

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 [...]

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