Candle Stand (x 9)

This past week I taught a class at the Wood and Shop School on building a Shaker candle stand for the first time. The table we made is pretty much a dead copy of one I measured a few years back at Hancock Shaker Village.

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photo by Joshua Farnsworth

I was surprised at how well everyone took to cutting the sliding dovetails that attach the legs to the spindle. The fit and and function of the joinery was top notch.

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Mark Firley of The Furniture Record was not at all impressed with my machine gun pose.


photo by J.F.


photo by J.F.

I have written and done a video on building this table in the past; it is one of my all-time favorite projects. Building this wonderful table with all of its cool little details in a class with a great group students really brought the project full circle for me.

— Will Myers

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5 Responses to Candle Stand (x 9)

  1. I so wish I lived closer to your school so I could take your awesome classes.


  2. Eric R says:

    Great article.
    Great class.
    Great teacher.
    Thanks Will.


  3. Dave D. says:

    What brand of face shield is the student using? Thank you.


  4. Daniel Williamson says:

    That is a sweet slab for the bench on the second picture where the guy is using the spokeshave.


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