A collection of tips and woodworking plans and projects featuring the Shaker style of furnishings.
An adaptation of oval carriers constructed by Shaker craftsmen of yesteryear, our design lends itself to a lifetime of around-the-home usefulness. And like the original Shaker carriers, our version ...
When you think of Shaker furniture, the word stylish may not pop immediately into your head. But have a look at this little trestle table. The elegantly contoured feet and frame typify the stylistic touches that often accompany the fabled Shaker simplicity. And speaking of simplicity, we have streamlined construction by standardizing the stock thicknesses. We have also beefed up the stretcher width to improve the tables stability.
This cupboard consists of two basic assembliesâthe base cabinet and the upper case. And though we tell you how to build each separately, you may want to glue up the panels for both units at the same t...
Sure to become a family heirloom, this six-drawer cherry dresser combines classic Shaker style and practicality. Even the drawers are made with only simply tablesaw cuts. In addition to the woodworking...
Another project that caught the attention of Norm while at the Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts was a Shaker washstand. Back in the day before indoor plumbing, people would get their morning and evening wash with such cabinetry. Many beautiful styles survived the era, and this is one of the more basic. But there is beauty is basic construction too. The angled top features through dovetail joinery and a raised panel door below. View the Larger Image Slideshow to see the actual paper plan you are buying.
This queen-sized Shaker bed features knock-down hardware for ease in assembly and moving. The bed measures 87 inches long by 68 inches wide, and the headboard is 36 inches tall.
Here is an elegant example of Shaker simplicity that you can build. To compliment the Shaker nightstand we also have plans for a Shaker Bed and Shaker Cheval Mirror (sold separately, see below).
Here is an accessory that dresses up your dresser and adds storage space at the same time. It goes together quickly with biscuit joinery and features a pair of easy-to-build drawers. The valet was designed to match the dresser, plan 31-MD-00603, but would look great in any setting.
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