Shaker Furniture: 12 Timeless Woodworking Projects

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Woodworkers and furniture enthusiasts alike have long loved the practical, durable, and attractive style of Shaker furniture, and this collection of original projects are suitable to grace all home interiors—from traditional layouts to more contemporary arrangements. A step-by-step instruction aid, each project is accompanied by detailed shop drawings that break down component parts into a manageable assemblage. While avoiding Shaker cultural origins and history, this book emphasizes the simplicity of each ...

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Overview

Woodworkers and furniture enthusiasts alike have long loved the practical, durable, and attractive style of Shaker furniture, and this collection of original projects are suitable to grace all home interiors—from traditional layouts to more contemporary arrangements. A step-by-step instruction aid, each project is accompanied by detailed shop drawings that break down component parts into a manageable assemblage. While avoiding Shaker cultural origins and history, this book emphasizes the simplicity of each project—with each component piece practically coming off the lathe with the look and feel of a master's touch. Projects include a rocking chair, a meeting house bench, a drop-leaf table, a wall clock, and boxes and stools, while a gallery of finished pieces will inspire crafters to address and tackle each delightful challenge.

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Editorial Reviews

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Part of the publisher's "Built To Last" series focusing on furniture and cabinetry, this volume presents a small sampling of projects. Background information on Shakers and their influence on style precedes a gallery of furniture samples. The projects embody simple, classic design and include construction information on lathe work, bending the slats, assembly, and weaving the rush seat. The instruction level is not basic but fine for the experienced woodworker.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565234673
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Series: Built to Last Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,341,182
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

 John Kelsey is a journalist, an editor, and a writer who specializes in woodworking and furniture making. He is a  former editor in chief of Fine Woodworking magazine and a publisher of woodworking and home building books at Taunton Press. He is the author of several woodworking books, including Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn and Kid Crafts: Woodworking. He serves as the Editorial Director for Fox Chapel Publishing in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

 Introduction

Chapter 1: Shaker Design

*Redefining Shaker Style

*Elegant Shaker Box

*A Shaker Life

Chapter 2: Chairs

*Enfield Side Chair

*Rush Seat

*Shaker Rocking Chair

*Tape Seat

*Meeting house Bench

Chapter 3: Tables

*Trestle Table

*Drop-Leaf Table

*Candle Stand

Chapter 4: Pie Safe

*Anatomy of a Pie Safe

Chapter 5: Shaker Classics

*Wall Clock

*Step Stool

*Shaker Boxes

*Pegboard

Index

 

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