Shaker Furniture Design
Pleasant Hill Shaker Furniture (Popular Woodworking)
*Pleasant Hill Shaker furniture is second to none in it's design and beauty
*The featured technical illustrations are works of art that will instruct and inspire the reader like nothing they've seen before
*Contains previously unknown facts about Shaker furniture and the Shaker way of life
With its beauty and simplicity, Shaker furniture has inspired generations of furniture makers like no other style in the world. This book details the construction and design of some rare and never before seen Shaker furniture created in the village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. Painstakingly illustrated with drawings and photos of the furniture, this book reveals the joinery and design secrets that make Shaker furniture timeless. Readers will find full-scale details of the joinery and special details about the furniture as well as a charming history of the village of Pleasant Hill. Put simply, this is a beautiful book--the exquisite measured drawings and nostalgic photography make it a perfect coffee-table book and an inspiration for woodworkers.
Shaker Design Out Of This World
The Shakers were guided by the principles of utility, honesty, and order in both their work and worship, and this belief system influenced the physical expression of the goods they produced for use at home and for sale outside their communities. This lovely book presents a wide array of extraordinarily fine examples of Shaker furniture, household objects, textiles, religious drawings, and items made to sell to the “world’s people” (non-Shakers). The book’s expert contributors discuss Shaker design in relation to the furniture they constructed, the products they sold, their gift drawings and spirituality, and their rejection of American Fancy design.
Shaker Hall Table
This is a hall table I designed to complete the livingroom furniture in the Shaker style. It features two drawers with handcut joinery and is build using traditional methods (mostly). The top is made out of a long board glued to formed the figure in the middle. The same type of coloration is present on the board used to do the aprons/faces of drawers.
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Carefully detailed, time-tested guides to building Shaker furniture and woodenware.
In harmony with the Shaker spirit, Measured Drawings of Shaker Furniture and Woodenware emphasizes simplicity, precision and utility. This book, along with Handberg's Shop Drawings of Shaker Furniture and Woodenware, is represented by over 100,000 copies in print and nearly twenty years of service to cabinetmakers and antiques collectors worldwide. These highly respected books have established themselves as an authoritative source. No furniture makers, antique lovers, libraries or museums should be without them.
This book includes careful advice on the selection and drying of wood and provides accurate scale drawings of such sought-after Shaker items as apothecary cupboard, sewing stand, revolving stool, sewing accessories, workstand, high chair, cupboard chest, candlestands, stool dippers, chest of drawers, trestle table footstool, chair finials, work counter, drop leaf table, settee, knobs and pulls, tailoresses' counter, washstands, wall clock, oval boxes and carriers, sewing desk, chairs, lap desk, and more. Over 90 black-and-white drawings
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