Let the Shakers inspire your next project in the shop. These craftsmen built furniture with simple lines and straightforward joinery, making the style a woodworker favorite.

Check out our list of Shaker-style projects below and get step-by-step construction information from the country’s best woodworkers. The pieces range from signature Shaker boxes to a wall-hanging clock.


Shaker Blanket Chest A Shaker Blanket Chest
by Charles Durfee
Dovetails, figured wood, and traditional moldings enhance this timeless piece
Cherry Chest of Drawers Cherry Chest of Drawers
by Michael Pekovich
This classic chest of drawers features a variety of dovetail joinery and Shaker-inspired elements
Shaker Oval Boxes Shaker Boxes
by John Wilson
Find out how to make these popular oval boxes in just a day and a half
Multi-Drawer Wall Cabinet Multi-Drawer Wall Cabinet Subscribers-only
with Chris Gochnour
Watch the construction step-by-step in this video classroom, and make a versatile, Shaker-style 12-drawer wall cabinet
Shaker Wall Clock A Shaker Wall Clock
by Christian Becksvoort
Learn universal techniques for clock-making while building this classic piece in cherry
Shaker rocker Shaker Rocker
by Ernie Conover
This Shaker rocker project is an ideal introduction for the woodworker interested in learning or perfecting spindle turning, steam bending, and other hand-tool techniques
Shaker Dining Table Shaker Dining Table
by Christian Becksvoort
Form meets function in this classic design based on a piece built at the Shaker community in Hancock, Mass.