Many experienced woodworkers and some of those who are new to woodworking are infatuated with Shaker furniture. I began my woodworking in the exact same way. I would choose Shaker over other styles because I enjoyed the simplistic designs and straight lines the Shakers put into each piece. Plus, I found the use of the drop leaf used on many sewing-room pieces to be a great design feature.
In today’s article (our first project article available only to our subscribers), I lead readers through the step-by-step project build of a Shaker Sewing table, a two-drawer table which has plenty of uses around the home. You’ll discover another method to taper legs, plow mortises using a router and learn how to work with and finish curly (or flame) birch. And there’s a short video showing how to layout and install drop-leaf hinges so you’re leaf swings easily and accurately for years.
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