Measured Drawings of Shaker Furniture and Woodenware

Ejner Handberg (Author)

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Carefully detailed, time-tested guides to building Shaker furniture and woodenware.

In harmony with the Shaker spirit, Measured Drawings of Shaker Furniture and Woodenware emphasizes simplicity, precision and utility. This book, along with Handberg's Shop Drawings of Shaker Furniture and Woodenware, is represented by over 100,000 copies in print and nearly twenty years of service to cabinetmakers and antiques collectors worldwide. These highly respected books have established themselves as an authoritative source. No furniture makers, antique lovers, libraries or museums should be without them.

This book includes careful advice on the selection and drying of wood and provides accurate scale drawings of such sought-after Shaker items as apothecary cupboard, sewing stand, revolving stool, sewing accessories, workstand, high chair, cupboard chest, candlestands, stool dippers, chest of drawers, trestle table footstool, chair finials, work counter, drop leaf table, settee, knobs and pulls, tailoresses' counter, washstands, wall clock, oval boxes and carriers, sewing desk, chairs, lap desk, and more.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • September 1980
  • ISBN 978-0-93639-920-1
  • 8.1 × 11 in / 80 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Ejner Handberg had an eye for some of the best of Shaker design. Both beginning and longtime admirers of Shaker work will find pleasure and instruction in these simple, straightforward pages.” — June Sprigg, former Curator of Collections, Hancock Shaker Village

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  3. Book CoverShop Drawings of Shaker Iron and Tinware


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