Craft:Shaker Bench

This Shaker-inspired bench has a wide variety of uses. I have put it at the foot of the bed, in the hall, as a coffee table, and as seating at the kitchen table. The design is pared down to the essentials: a top, two side stretchers, and two legs. The only ornament is the inverse V of the legs. Benches like this one were commonly used in Shaker meeting halls, but are equally indispensable in a modern home.


All work by Stephen MacLellan
Cambridge, MA 02140
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