Shaker Sister's Sewing Table - unassembled and unfinished kit
This elegant little table is thought to be a sewing table because Sister Amelia J. Calver (1844-1929), who was for many years a school teacher at the Mt. Lebanon, N.Y. Shaker community, used a table nearly identical to this one for that purpose. The top is surrounded by an attached rim to prevent sewing notion or writing implements from sliding off the surface. The dowels between the side legs allow the user to add a shelf to make the piece even more functional.
We make the Sister's Sewing Table utilizing mortise-and-tenon joinery on the legs and aprons, with a dovetailed drawer. Clear cherry, with a drawer interior of pine. Height is 26 1/2". Top measures 21 1/4" x 17". Shown in Oil & Wax Finish.
This item is an unassembled and unfinished kit. All physical components to make this as a project are included along with instructions, however, you will be required to provide the necessary sandpaper, glue, and finish--as well as be reasonably comfortable with your own skills to obtain a satisfactory result.