Pleasant Hill Shaker Furniture

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Popular Woodworking Books, Apr 3, 2007 - Design - 176 pages
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Ann Lee, founder of the Shaker movement, offered this guidance to her followers, "Hands to work and hearts to God". The furniture of the Pleasant Hill community shows her philosophy brought to life in every piece.

With its beauty and simplicity, Shaker furniture has inspired generations of furniture makers like no other style in the world. This book details the construction and design of some rare and never before seen Shaker furniture created in the village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. Painstakingly illustrated with drawings and photos of the furniture, this book reveals the joinery and design secrets that make Shaker furniture timeless. You'll find full-scale details of the joinery and special details about the furniture as well as a charming history of the village of Pleasant Hill.

 

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Contents

Introduction
10
Two Journeys
12
Pushing Back the Wilderness at Shawnee Run
16
The Pleasant Hill Woodshops in the 19th Century
20
The Pleasant Hill Woodshop Today
38
Design Features of Pleasant Hill Furniture
44
The Construction of Casework in the Pleasant Hill Collection
54
The Pleasant Hill Collection
62
The Restored Shaker Community at Pleasant Hill
158
Final Thoughts
170
Bibliography
174
Suppliers
175
Index
176
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About the author (2007)

Kerry Pierce has built Shaker furniture for over 20 years. He has written several woodworking books, including Building Shaker Furniture, published by Popular Woodworking books. Kerry has written for Woodwork magazine, Woodcraft magazine and Popular Woodworking magazine.

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