Furniture to Match One’s Lifestyle

furnitureThere’s no reason I have to live in an Arts & Crafts house to start making Arts & Crafts furniture. It just seems as if I should…because right now I typically build Shaker pieces. I do, in fact, live pretty much like a Shaker (with the notable exception of a marked lack of dancing).


About fitz

Woodworker, writer, editor, teacher, ailurophile, Shakespearean. Will write for air-dried walnut.
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11 Responses to Furniture to Match One’s Lifestyle

  1. mwh says:

    Not sure what the Shakers would have thought of your penchant for bourbon, either. 🙂

  2. Gerald Jones says:

    Lovely Shaker pieces. Do they stay with the house? Could be a selling point!!!

  3. Hmmm… not to be picky, Megan, but you might want to reconsider the placement of your sofa table. It’s blocking the path there between the cupboard and the coffee table.

    I’m surprised the realtor didn’t say something about that sooner…

  4. Bob Jones says:

    Did you build that cabinet (or whatever the proper name is)? Excellent work!

    • fitz says:

      I did build the stepback; thank you. I adapted a classic design specifically to house a/v components…and used it as an excuse to get the flat-screen television that’s hidden inside. (The plans, in case anyone is interested, are in the Feb 2009 issue of PWM, or available as a download in our store.)

      • Bob Jones says:

        I knew it looked familiar. What wood/finish? I really like the style.

        • fitz says:

          Again, thanks! It’s cherry with two coats of amber shellac sprayed on…the, er, traditional way 😉 topped with a sprayed coat of pre-cat dull-rubbed-effect lacquer. I also used cherry for the backboards, shelf supports, etc. instead of a secondary wood, because it spends a lot of time open…or it did, until I got rid of cable.

  5. Frank says:

    Well, maybe she just wanted to show the furniture, that was in the room?

  6. Jim Sturdivant says:

    Beautiful piece, of course out here in earthquake country it would have to bolted to the wall.

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