This may be a forgotten way of doing things, but it seems extremely practical. What a wonderful way to reclaim floor space after the relatives leave, following a huge family dinner or gathering!
Sandy gave me Kerry Pierce’s book, Pleasant Hill Shaker Furniture (Popular Woodworking Shop), over two years ago. I read it cover to cover in short order, and promised we would visit soon. That visit took place the day after Woodworking in America ended, just a few weeks ago.
No matter how much detail I got from the Al Parrish photos in Pierce’s book, no matter how many times I have read and re-read the book, it still slapped me in the face when I saw the extreme utility of “Shaker pegs”. It is hard to actually picture it fully in your head, until you see it first-hand.
Never mind how handy the same pegs are in the kitchen:
- School room, Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, KY
- From another era…
- A very short visit to Shaker Village