Enfield Shaker Meetinghouse Bench - unassembled and unfinished kit
The Shakers have always used light, portable benches in their meetinghouses and meeting rooms. This design, produced at the Enfield, New Hampshire community about 1840, is a Shaker refinement of the sturdy, time-tested Windsor style. All these years later, it remains crisp, contemporary, and--yes, comfortable. Perfect at home or in a professional environment. The original is in the collection of the Shaker Museum and Library in Old Chatham, New York.
We make the Meetinghouse Bench with a seat specially shaped of Eastern white pine for comfort, like the original. The back and legs are rock maple for strength. Height of back is 31 1/2". Height of seat 17". Width 50". Depth 18". Shown in a medium stain with a lacquer 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.