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Making authentic Shaker furniture: with measured drawings of museum classics

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This splendid book describes and illustrates in detail how the Shakers designed, built, and finished their furniture and household articles. With its detailed text as well as over 250 photographs and measured drawings for over 80 classic pieces, it offers woodworkers and furniture enthusiasts a practical guide to the essentials of replicating a broad range of designs long admired for their sturdy practicality and their spare, elegant beauty. The book first chronicles and describes the Shaker movement and the Shaker way of living, worshiping, and working. It then explores the Shaker approach to furniture design (from chests and chairs to boxes and baskets), construction (including all joinery techniques), and finishing (including recipes for finishes). Three important sections of the book depict dozens of classic Shaker designs, complete with measured drawings. The designs include Shaker "smallcraft" such as a cutting board, scoop, candle sconce, peg-leg footstool and towel rack; more substantial "utility designs" such as a dough bin, cradle, dry sink, butcher block, and bonnet box; and furniture classics such as a Harvard trestle table, maple chair, lap desk, sewing chest, rocking chair, bed, settee and chest of drawers -- each in its own distinctive way defining the simple, practical grace of Shaker design.

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Grouped Work ID 800d518a-66ae-841f-68c6-7f637faf2489
Grouping Title making authentic shaker furniture with measured drawings of museum classics
Grouping Author shea john gerald
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-11 04:21:02AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-20 04:43:01AM

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title_display Making authentic Shaker furniture : with measured drawings of museum classics
title_full Making authentic Shaker furniture : with measured drawings of museum classics / John G. Shea, Making authentic Shaker furniture : with measured drawings of museum classics [electronic resource] / John G. Shea
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title_sub with measured drawings of museum classics
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