Enfield Shaker Meetinghouse Bench - unassembled and unfinished kit
PRODUCT CLOSEOUT and CLEARANCE!
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.
Please note that although this item is a closeout and clearance of recently discovered old inventory, we currently have a healthy backlog of work, meaning that our regular lead times (leaning hard on the longer side) will still apply.
It should be also noted that some parts of this kit, given their age, may have some blemishes or discoloration. For that reason, it is recommended only to finish with a darker stain or paint.