Shaker

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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  • Cherry Chest of DrawersCherry Chest of Drawers

    by Michael Pekovich

    Build a classic chest of drawers that features a variety of dovetail joinery and Shaker-inspired elements using this article with fold-out project plans. Fine Woodworking's ...

  • Build a Computer DeskBuild a Computer Desk

    by Charles Durfee

    Maybe it's time to give the computer a real place in your home, on a piece of furniture that works well, is built to last, and is a pleasure to live with. A blueprint ...

  • Harvest TableHarvest Table

    by Christian Becksvoort

    Build a classic Shaker drop-leaf dining table with detailed project plans and step-by-step instruction from Christian Becksvoort. He details his method for cutting ...

  • An Everyday CabinetAn Everyday Cabinet

    by Scott Gibson

    This small cabinet can be built quickly and with a minimum of materials and knife-hinge hardware. The sides and back are frame and panel with frame stiles biscuited ...

  • A Light Settee in CherryA Light Settee in Cherry

    by Matthew Teague

    A comprehensive article on building a contemporary cherry settee, including a detailed project plan, tips on shaping and assembly, techniques for making a story ...

  • A Round Kitchen ClassicA Round Kitchen Classic

    by Thomas Calisto

    If you build this project, you will learn how to make a curved laminated apron and the joinery involved in connecting the apron quadrants to the legs. A shop-made ...

  • Entertainment Center in Quartersawn MapleEntertainment Center in Quartersawn Maple

    by Peter Turner

    Peter Turner’s design for an entertainment center avoids bulkiness by maximizing usable internal space and adding soft curves to the exterior. Cranked door hinges ...

  • Break Out of the Bathroom Vanity BoxBreak Out of the Bathroom Vanity Box

    by Ian Ingersoll

    Ian Ingersoll says the vanity he designed and details in this article, with its gently tapered and splayed legs, is an outgrowth of the Shaker tradition. He made ...

  • Elements of the Shaker StyleElements of the Shaker Style

    by Christian Becksvoort

    When Christian Becksvoort discovered Shaker furniture in college, he immediately fell for its simplicity and plainness, for its form-follows-function approach. ...

  • Build a Wall ShelfBuild a Wall Shelf

    by Peter Turner

    Peter Turner’s peg-hung wall shelf with curved rails on top and bottom is based on a Shaker example. This piece is easy to build quickly, but consistency is the ...

  • Build a Bookcase with DoorsBuild a Bookcase with Doors

    by Christian Becksvoort

    Christian Becksvoort designed this small bookcase to carry just a few details -- a dovetailed molding at the top of the case, a mitered base and strip of wood just ...

  • Designing on the Go: A Coffee Table Takes ShapeDesigning on the Go: A Coffee Table Takes Shape

    by Peter Turner

    Peter Turner turned a request from his sister into a design-and-build process that produced four versions of a Shaker-style coffee table. Each version he built ...

  • The Many Sides of Thomas MoserThe Many Sides of Thomas Moser

    by Zachary Gaulkin

    A biographical sketch of a man who took his love of Shaker furniture and converted it into a highly successful business producing handmade furniture in a factory. ...

  • Shaker Sewing Stand Remains Stylish, PracticalShaker Sewing Stand Remains Stylish, Practical

    by Robert Treanor

    Robert Treanor doesn’t sew, but he loves Shaker sewing stands. The one featured in this article has three cabriole legs and an underslung, two-way drawer, making ...

  • Build a Shaker Round StandBuild a Shaker Round Stand

    by Christian Becksvoort

    The measured drawing that Christian H. Becksvoort includes in this piece on a Shaker round table is by no means definitive, but it’s exceedingly close; he’s built ...

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