Synopses & Reviews
In harmony with the Shaker spirit, emphasizes simplicity, precision and utility. This book, along with Handberg's , 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.
"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
A large-formal paperback with more than 90 detailed drawings, most not included in Handberg's Shop Drawings of Shaker Furniture and Woodenware, Volumes 1, 2, 3. This volume also includes careful instructions for the selection and drying of wood.
Large-format book with more than 90 detailed drawings and advice on how to use various woods.
Carefully detailed, time-tested guides to building Shaker furniture and woodenware.
About the Author
Ejner Handberg (1902-1985) was born in Denmark, emigrated to America, and was a cabinetmaker in Stockbridge, Massachusetts for many years, where he helped design and build Norman Rockwell's studio. He is deceased.