Text Box: Shaker High Chest

Reproduction of High Cupboard Chest in the Shaker Museum, Old Chatham, NY. Built in old-growth straight grained Douglas fir. Drawers all connected with hand-cut dovetails and solid bottom.

Rough design was available from “Shop Drawings of Shaker Furniture and Woodenware, Vol. II” by Ejner Handberg.

High Chest Summary

· Old-growth straight grained Douglas fir

· Hand-cut dovetails in drawer construction

· Through mortise and tenon joints on paneled doors

· Pinned joints on paneled doors

· Adjustable shelves in cabinet

· Three piece hand molded crown

· Oil finish

· Maple turned drawer handles

Reproduction of Shaker Chest