Shaker Round Stand
Three legs are dovetailed to turned pedestal
Synopsis: The stands shown in John Kassay’s article were all made in the first half of the 19th century, when the Shaker sect was at its peak. To duplicate one, you’ll need about 7 board feet of cherry. Detailed drawings show dimensions, and the author describes each step of building the stand; he uses hand tools to build it but offers information along the way on where machines can do the trick.
Round stand is a name given by Shakers to the pedestal, tripod candle stand. These stands were derived from the English Queen Anne and Sheraton styles. American cabinetmakers made them less ornate and Shaker cabinetmakers further simplified the stands in line and form, in accordance with their religious doctrines.
The stands shown here were all made in the first half of the 19th century, when the Shaker sect was at its peak. They were used to furnish…