Bolster your woodworking and furniture-making skills with designs that stand the test of time! Shaker furniture is timeless. Due to its basic design and clean lines, it looks natural and complementary in any setting. Compatible with a 1700s farmhouse, a 21st century home, and anything in between, the possibilities for these quality furniture pieces are endless. Form follows function with these 12 projects created to suit all levels of woodworking skills. It's an all-around education for anyone interested in developing their historic knowledge of handcrafted building as well as manual abilities, fit with fully-illustrated and step-by-step instructions. Clear and concise photos show the layouts and construction of each project. These detailed shop drawings aid in understanding the breakdown of components, making for an easy management of assembly. The instructions include "extras." The pie safe, for example, features traditional patterns for tin panels. A thorough explanation of various tin punch tools is provided to help you along and increase your understanding of the Shaker style. But not everybody is ready to tackle such a complex piece; therefore, there are a number of simpler designs to get you started. Once you know the basics of how to build those, you will have the ability to advance on to more intricate pieces. You'll be able to practice lathe work, bending slats, and even weaving. Then you will gain the mindset to design Shaker-style furniture of your own! Author John Kelsey has specialized in handcrafted furniture and woodworking for decades. His diverse background that includes journalism, writing, and editing makes him the ideal teacher for beginners and experts. Step-by-step projects include: *Rocking chair *Drop-leaf table *Meeting house bench *Wall clock *Oval boxes *Step stool *Trestle table *Enfield side chair *Pegboard *And more! If you're interesting in learning, developing, or refining your skills and creating Shaker furniture for your home, as gifts, or to sell online, then this wonderful woodworking book is for you. It has everything you need to create furniture with timeless style. Take pride in your work. Build classic pieces that will last. With the ideas and evolutionary understanding of handcrafted wood products, you will be able to create functioning works of art that will be handed down for generations. With Shaker furniture, you won't just be reading another book about building furniture--you'll be building your own legacy. This is part of the popular "Built to Last" series. You may want to explore other titles that cover topics such as outdoor furniture and 18th-century furniture.