Reader's Gallery

Shaker Style Child's Desk

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Woodworker: Kelly J. DuntonDunton, an associate art director at Fine Woodworking and an avid woodworker, was influenced by the Shaker aesthetic for the design of this child's desk, 19-3/4 in. deep by 36 in. wide by 39 in. tall. The base came from a photo of a table built by the Pleasant Hill Shakers in Kentucky. After a visit to the Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts, Dunton decided to incorporate the upper drawer gallery. The poplar sections are covered with milk paint and wax, and the maple top and gallery section have an oil finish. The pulls are cherry. From Fine Woodworking #206
Design or Plan used: Not specified

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