Shaker - Fine Woodworking Plans and Projects


Furniture design has seen many styles and forms throughout its rich history, from the rectilinear designs of the Arts and Crafts movement to the instantly recognizable Windsor chair. Furniture makers and designers have set new trends across continents
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  • Bedside TableBedside Table

    by Garrett Hack

    This is a sweet little project that is not only fun to make, but is also packed with challenges and lessons on creating strong joinery in delicate parts. It has ...

  • Simple Hanging CabinetSimple Hanging Cabinet

    by Christian Becksvoort

    This small Shaker cabinet was inspired by a piece from the Hancock, Mass., Shaker community. Christian Becksvoort made some design changes, such as substituting ...

  • The Enfield Cupboard, UpdatedThe Enfield Cupboard, Updated

    by Matt Kenney

    Modeled after a small cupboard originally made at a Shaker Colony in Enfield, Conn., this cabinet's simple, clean lines give it a refined, country look. Matt Kenney ...

  • Shaker Side TableShaker Side Table

    by Christian Becksvoort

    The Shakers designed and built a variety of beautiful round stands, but this one is the ultimate. Its slightly concave tapering post, thin top, and light, half-crescent ...

  • Shaker Chimney CupboardShaker Chimney Cupboard

    by Michael Pekovich

    This Shaker chimney cupboard fits in any room of your home, offering plenty of storage space in a small footprint. The case comes together simply and quickly, with ...

  • Build a Shaker Stool with Hand ToolsBuild a Shaker Stool with Hand Tools

    by Christian Becksvoort

    This Shaker piece can be sized as a footstool, a bench, or even a side table, and gets top marks for both looks and strength. The legs have decorative arches at ...

  • Classic Shaker Cupboard with project plansClassic Shaker Cupboard with project plans

    by Christian Becksvoort

    This large Shaker piece combines a cupboard and a chest of drawers. The carcase is straightforward dovetailed construction with a three-sided face frame added to ...

  • Shaker Classic, 2 WaysShaker Classic, 2 Ways

    by Christian Becksvoort

    These two Shaker tables are of basically the same design, with one major difference. The simple decision of whether to make tapered square legs or turned ones alters ...

  • Shaker Chest of DrawersShaker Chest of Drawers

    by Christian Becksvoort

    This low chest is a twist on the traditional Shaker blanket chest. While its size and appearance are similar to that of a blanket chest and it can fit at the foot ...

  • Shaker Tall ClockShaker Tall Clock

    by Robert Treanor

    This graceful piece is made with readily available materials and simple techniques

  • Inspired by the ShakersInspired by the Shakers

    by Fine Woodworking editors

    A collection of seven furniture projects with roots in this popular style, project plans included

  • Build a Multidrawer Cabinet: Shaker Peg BoardVideo: Build a Multidrawer Cabinet: Shaker Peg Board

    with Chris Gochnour

    Take a close look at a wall-mounted rail of pegs to hold many things, including the multidrawer cabinet being built in this video workshop

  • Shaker Dining TableShaker Dining Table

    by Christian Becksvoort

    Based on a piece built at the Shaker community in Hancock, Mass., this table has been sized to meet the demands of today’s diners. Bed bolts used in construction ...

  • Build a Country HutchBuild a Country Hutch

    by Martin J. Milkovits

    Martin Milkovits designed this piece to store and showcase dinnerwear, so it had to be sturdy. The lower case consists of a frame-and-panel bottom, back, and sides. ...

  • Details of a Country HutchVideo: Details of a Country Hutch

    with Martin J. Milkovits

    Take a behind the scenes tour of this cupboard project and find tips for using antique glass and handmade hardware

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