Shaker Reproduction Table

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Project by Ben posted 01-19-2016 09:52 PM 653 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired to build this based on a photo I saw of the original made in Hancock Shaker Village.
I deviated slightly, mixing Cherry and Maple, and added the hand turned ebony drawer pull.
The original also had the reversed tails/pins on the drawer, which I copied, although I did two tails instead of three.

Sliding dovetails connect the legs to the pedestal. These were cut with a router in a slide/jig that I built. Handcut dovetails on the drawer and yoke.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 01-19-2016 11:33 PM

COOL table…

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#2 posted 01-20-2016 12:36 PM

Very cool table. Congrats on a great project.


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#3 posted 01-23-2016 03:17 PM

Very nice job.

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#4 posted 01-23-2016 03:28 PM

I found the title of your post disturbing, but then I remembered Shakers did not in fact reproduce.

Table looks fantastic, though. Pedestal is beautiful!

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#5 posted 01-23-2016 03:49 PM

It’s a wonderful table and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 01-23-2016 09:08 PM

Different, I haven’t seen that Shaker table before.


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#7 posted 01-23-2016 09:41 PM

Down right pretty .very nice work Ben.

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#8 posted 01-24-2016 06:19 AM

Looks like one of Norm’s projects!
Very nice project, thanks for sharing!

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