Shaker Pedestal Dining Table - unassembled and unfinished kit
Remarkably, a journal still exists which dates this table exactly. It was made in 1877 for use in the Brethren's shop at the Mt. Lebanon, New York Shaker village. It is a skillful merger of the delicate round Shaker candle stand and the robust long Shaker trestle table. Four sturdy feet are precisely dovetailed into the tapered center pedestal. The original is round and in a private collection in Washington, DC.
We make the Pedestal Table entirely of hard maple. Height is 29 1/2". Top diameter is 42" and seats four. We have added special slides which allow the top to accept two leaves. Extended top with leaves is 42" x 66" and seats six.
Shown with a hand-rubbed oil and 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.