Shaker Sewing Stand Remains Stylish, Practical
A two-way drawer hangs beneath a rectangular top
Synopsis: 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 it useful as a nightstand. The yoke unites the top, the drawer, and the pedestal, and detailed project plans show how it all fits together. The drawer is suspended and guided by two hangers, and another illustration details the drawer construction. Side information show how Shaker stands changed over the years.
Shaker sewing stands have a simplicity and a charm that few other pieces of furniture can match. Although I don’t sew, and have buttonless shirts to prove it, I am drawn to these small stands. And that’s not just because I like Shaker furniture. The stand’s convenient size and two-way drawer make it useful for any household— as an end table, a night stand or especially as a hall table. Because…