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Shaker-style end tables

Shaker-style end tables

I doubt the Shakers ever made oval tables, but I figure with enough Shaker design elements it qualifies as at least Shakerish. Both tables of cherry with hand-rubbed finish.

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Shaker candlestand cafe tables

Shaker candlestand cafe tables

A client recently asked about using the classic Shaker candlestand design and sizing it up to be a small dining table, or as he called it a "cafe table." I had never heard of this done before, so you...

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Woodworking Business - What To Build To Make Profits

Woodworking Business - What To Build To Make Profits

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Woodworking is a great art and hobby that you can quickly turn into business. You need to know that different woodwork projects will have different markets. For instance, if you are making toys, then...

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Shaker trestle table with leaf stowage and six chairs

Shaker trestle table with leaf stowage and six chairs

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This dining set was made for a customer who wanted a Shaker trestle table with leaves, but didn't want the hassle of storing the leaves. I cut notches in the upper edge of the trestle to fit the...

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Shaker Six Drawer Chest

Shaker Six Drawer Chest

This is the Shaker Six Drawer Chest constructed of solid cherry. I designed this project using many of Christian Becksvoort's technique articles in Fine Woodworking. This case features Hand Cut...

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Shaker rockers in four sizes

Shaker rockers in four sizes

No. 7, No. 4, No. 2, No. 0

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Rocking Cradle

Rocking Cradle

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Finger jointed sides with sliding dovetail rockers and headboard carving.

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Kitchen details

Kitchen details

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Hi All. I wanted to post some of the features that I included in a recent oceanside kitchen project. I generally avoid kitchens, but will agree to do so for the right customer. My habit is to...

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Six Shaker Dining Chairs

Six Shaker Dining Chairs

These chairs are based on the proportions of a Shaker No. 3 side chair. The finials are patterned after ones characteristic of the Shaker community in Harvard, Mass. The legs and spindles are...

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Large Shaker Trestle Table

Large Shaker Trestle Table

104" long, 38" wide, I think this is the biggest thing I've made. With leaves at each end the length becomes 124". The top is an inch thick, but because of the length I started milling with 64...

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Garrett Hacks Elegant Side Table

Garrett Hack's Elegant Side Table

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I made some minor tweek's to Garrett's plans and wood selection.  The legs are cherry. Aprons and top are maple. Drawer bottom is Douglas fir. Ebony "socks" give the legs a chocolate dipped...

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Shaker No. 3 dining chair

Shaker No. 3 dining chair

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Shaker chairs ranged in size from 0 to 7, so the No. 3 is at the small end of the scale. However, it makes for a fine dining chair, especially if the room and table are relatively small too. For...

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Shaker Round Stands

Shaker Round Stands

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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...

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Shaker Inspired Cherry Bed

Shaker Inspired Cherry Bed

This project for our guest room is based on tradiational Shaker beds but is my own interpretation. Turning the cherry posts was great fun and used the absolute maximum length of my Delta midi lathe...

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Cherry Shaker Sofa Table

Cherry Shaker Sofa Table

American Cherry sofa table in the Shaker style. Front edge has a slight radius (1" over length). Construction is mortise and haunched tenons. Finish is 2 coats BLO, 4 coats of garnet shellac (1 lb...

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Shaker counter stools

Shaker counter stools

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I'd be embarrassed to tell you how little I charged for these. I figure they're pretty simple, so don't overdo it. However, because of the way I position holes for the rails and stretchers, the legs...

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Miniature No. 0 Shaker rocker

Miniature No. 0 Shaker rocker

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I make full-sized Shaker chairs. My wife collects miniature chairs. So for Christmas this year I figured a shrunken Shaker piece might do the trick. The result is an exact "half-size" version of the...

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Shaker blanket Chest

Shaker blanket Chest

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Shaker blanket chests usually have a flat top and one or two drawers that pull out from the wide side, so this one is a little different. The arched top was made by coopering slats of cherry whose...

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@ Drawer file cabinet with Barrister Book shelf

@ Drawer file cabinet with Barrister Book shelf

Cabinet made from solid Cherry

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Cherry Changing Table

Cherry Changing Table

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Here is my grandaughter's Shaker inspired changing table, solid cherry construction, 5 coat tung oil finish, hours of pleasure in the shop. (inspired by Michael Pekovich's Cherry Chest of Drawers FW...

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