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 [...]

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 [...]

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