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A completed stand. Each stand is made from solid cherry. Top is 1/2" thick with a slightly rounded edge. Post is just under 3" at widest point. Legs are 1" near base tapering to just over 1/2" thick at the foot.
I have always admired this timeless, classic, Shaker stand. While the design dates from the early 1800’s, it still looks very contemporary. These are near-reproductions of the original (now housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art). I relied heavily on Christian Becksvoort’s 1995 FWW article to guide me through making these.
I made three of these (so far). Two have been donated to charity auctions, and the third is in one of our bedrooms. The legs are mortised into the bottom of the base with a sliding dovetail, in the traditional way. When making these, each stand gave me fits in a different, unique way.
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