Built-in furniture was a staple of Shaker life, and these skilled furniture makers elevated the built-in to an art form. This one by Christian Becksvoort was constructed in place, as the Shakers used to do, but uses plywood partitions and shelves where the Shakers used solid pine. Solid-wood face frames and doors add a furniture-maker's touch. Becksvoort's piece was designed to fit a special space in his house, but he gives you all the tools and techniques you need to design and build your own, wherever you may need it.

From Fine Woodworking #221