|Project by woodworker59||posted 06-08-2012 10:36 AM||2695 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
Well here she is, the completed 1785 Pleasant Hill shaker reproduction.
Dovetailed corners on the case, with ebony square pegged mortise and tenons on the legs.
the upside down bowling pins as they call them are a signature of the Pleasant Hill Shakers.. at least that’s what the book tells me… as well as the shaker buttons for drawer pulls. Although these pulls are longer than the common buttons, they are 13/8” in length as shown on the plans. This has to be one of the prettiest blanket chests I have built, but then again I am a sucker for some nice Cherry. As with most Shaker pieces, this one has a till in the case for small stuff, but this is the first one I have come across with the drawers in the bottom.. I kind of like it.. the case measures 40”long by 20” wide by 32” high legs and all. the two drawers on the bottom are 4” tall and 191/2” deep by 173/8” wide. the only change I made to the original plans was to add a piano hinge to the case for durability, less likely to loosen up over years of use than a pair of smaller hinges.. other than that, it is exactly to the plans provided.
thanks for looking..