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Designing my next project

Inspiration? I turn to a photo filled book on Shaker furniture for design ideas. As the first phase of my crown molding project comes to a close (it officially has a first and second phase), I have been thinking more and more about my next project. Right now, I envision making a Shaker inspired tall storage cabinet. It will house some of the junk that is often in the background of my project photos (example here). As a matter of a fact, I am considering devoting the balance of the year to upgrading my shop furniture: a new router table, a better place for my powered miter saw, and even some base cabinets for a secondary work area. I have a couple of books dedicated to Shaker furniture. To help get some creative juices flowing I first turned to Illustrated Guide to Shaker Furniture by Robert F.W. Meader. It has 235 illustrations of Shaker furniture and a whole section devoted to case pieces. Some Shaker furniture is really cool and then some really isn’t (click …