a set of Shaker oval boxes.
oval storage boxes are probably the most instantly recognised of Shaker
designs. They demand very little previous experience and can provide a
wonderful introduction to woodworking.
Made of American cherry the bands are
boiled, folded into shape and fixed with copper tacks. On average a set of
four boxes can be made over two days.
a Shaker dining chair
can be an ideal introduction to chair making. It involves using the rounder
planes, or if you wish, spindle turning on the lathe.
The components will
be drilled, assembled and finished with a woven seat using shaker style
a Welsh stick-backed arm chair.
design as illustrated is relatively easy to make, introducing elements of
wood turning, the use of the rounder engine, steam bending and seat carving.
More complex variations are available on request.
a Shaker rocking chair.
is probably the most well known of Shaker furniture designs. As of all their
designs the elements are simple, but elegant, creating a delightful piece of
I wish to stress that these suggestions are not constrained - if you have a
special wish then I will do my best to oblige.