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Shaker Furniture (Built to Last)

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Shaker Furniture (Built to Last) is a part of a series with detailed research into traditional style furniture with clean lines, simple beauty, and long-lasting quality.  There are seven step-by-step projects for building beautiful Shaker furniture for every room of the house.   These are the projects that stand the test of time in function and form, in the techniques they utilize, and represent the pieces every woodworker should build in a lifetime.

Woodworkers and furniture enthusiasts alike have loved the practical, durable, and attractive style of Shaker furniture, and this collection of original projects are perfect to grace all home interiors-from traditional layouts to more contemporary arrangements.  Provided are step-by-step instructional aids, each project is accompanied by detailed shop drawings that break down component parts into a manageable collection. While avoiding Shaker cultural creations 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. The projects in this book 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 to inspire woodworkers to address and tackle each delightful challenge.

Shaker Furniture (Built to Last) Projects:

  • Shaker Design.
  • Chairs:
    • Enfield Side Chair.
    • Rush Seat.
    • Shaker Rocking Chair.
    • Tape Seat.
    • Meetinghouse Bench.
  • Tables:
    • Drop-Leaf Table.
    • Candle Stand.
  • Pie Safe:
    • Anatomy of a Pie Safe.
    • Making the Casework Frames.
    • Shelving.
    • Tin-Panel Doors.
  • Shaker Classics:
    • Wall Clock.
    • Step Stool.
    • Shaker Boxes.

Shaker Furniture (Built to Last) Specifications:

  • Softcover.
  • 144 Pages.


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