Probably the most recognized piece of furniture is the shaker ladder back chair that has been copied by craftsmen as the original was marked by the Shakers by the end of 18th century. Many collections of Shaker furniture are available in museums in USA and England, as they appeal to a modern eye and a traditionalist both.
It's not impossible to own a piece of this furniture however only a few of us could buy originals today if they were sold. You will be surprised that you can create your own shaker style furniture with simple Shaker furniture plans. By using woodworking plans you probably can have shaker furniture exactly depending on your needs. The tools and the materials that you need can be purchased from your local lumber store or home improvement shop.
The most important factor of making shaker style furniture is a good and professional set of plans. For creating the best piece and succeed the plan must include following.
1) Blueprints & Instructions – any plan with detailed blueprints and clearly written instructions can make your task a lot easier. If you follow everything step by step according to the guide then you know what you have to do further. Refer to the diagrams along the way to understand quickly. Some sets make you understand better by videos too.
2) A Complete Materials list – It's frustrating when you have reached halfway of a project and you come to know there is shortage of the materials. It can also happen that you have to rush to the store to buy a small piece of material that is not mentioned earlier. If you have a complete list of materials then it will save your time and ensure you have all that that needed.
With shaker furniture plans wonderful and long lasting furniture can be build at affordable price. Being a sensitive woodworker, if you are looking for a sense of accomplishment in your creation then learning to build shaker furniture is not so difficult. But remember that safety comes first!
Source by Stephen Green