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Books on Shaker - My small collection #3: Saving the best book for last.

12-03-2013 12:52 AM by JustJoe | 4 comments »

And finally we come to volume 3 in my multi-blog review of Shaker books. So far we’ve had the good, the mediocre, and the very very bad. Let me finish with a recommendation for a book I think is the book on Shaker furniture. Now this book has no plans. If you’re looking for step-by-step instructions for a project you’re better off tracking down any of the million or so magazine articles that are out there. There is no special dialogue about the wondrous nature of wood, the bond a craftsman feels to nature when working by hand, or any flowery prose declaring the Shaker beliefs to be a panacea for all of today’s ills or that the Shaker furniture is the only tru...

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