Shaker Table and Chair

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Project by JohnnyB posted 338 days ago 877 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The chair is beech, and the table is beech, poplar, and silver maple. The beech is finished with wax only. The table is painted with milk paint with wax over. I adapted the table from Ejner Handberg’s book of measured Shaker furniture. The chair is in the style of the Shaker community at Enfield, New Hampshire, using Kerry Pierce’s plan. The drop leaf allows the table to be moved closer to the wall when not in use. My wife will be using these for sewing.

-- JohnnyB - - Sometimes determination can substitute for skill.

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#1 posted 338 days ago

Very nice work.

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#2 posted 338 days ago

This is an excellent project, well done.

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#3 posted 338 days ago

Great job!!! Excellent project!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#4 posted 338 days ago

Very good looking

-- Pain is temporary, quitting last forever.

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#5 posted 338 days ago

Great work!

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#6 posted 337 days ago

Beautiful work and a stunning result Johnny! I love the milk paint too. We have an almost identical traditional chair design which originated here in our district (SW Norway), and though very slim and lightweight they are rock solid, as I am sure, your’s is.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 337 days ago

Great pieces. I love the shaker style, I’ve been trying to reproduce several pieces that I saw in Enfield.

-- "Never give a sucker an even break." -W.C. Fields

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#8 posted 337 days ago

Wow, beautiful work!

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#9 posted 337 days ago

I have flipped through that book many times. This set fits together in a very elegant and understated way. That is hard to pull off.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#10 posted 337 days ago

These are nice and clean. Youve done a great job on these.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 337 days ago

nice job

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#12 posted 336 days ago

Clean, nice work, my favorite style, your craftsmanship is the style! compliments!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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