Woodworking Styles


Practical and lacking decoration or ornamentaion. The furniture is made for its use.

Because of their religious beliefs, the Shakers thought the act of making something was in itself a sort of prayer. Thus making something well could be seen as an act of divine obligation.

Federal style

Use of: veneering, traditional joinery, heavy curves, elaborate details and patterns. Seems very US-governmental to me.

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