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 [...]

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. [...]

End Grain: A Shaker’s Life

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

Rethinking Shaker Design

An examination of the furniture built by the Western communities expands our notions of what is ‘Shaker.’ by Kerry Pierce pgs. 72-78 From the February 2006 issue, #153 Buy the issue now The [...]

Shaker Trestle Table

The following is excerpted from a new book, Furniture Fundamentals: Tables, in which you’ll find collected many of the best table projects published in Popular Woodworking. You’ll [...]

Shaker-Inspired Bench

The following is excerpted from a new book, “Furniture Fundamentals: Chairs & Benches,” in which you’ll find collected many of the best seating projects published in Popular [...]

Thos. Moser Table Saga Happy Ending

Last spring many of you helped me make an important decision on the fate of my much beloved Thos. Moser dining room table that was too large to fit in our downsized house. I was considering [...]

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