Enfield Shaker Meetinghouse Benches
Product: Enfield Shaker Meetinghouse Benches
Retailer: Shaker Workshops
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″.
Available as an unfinished kit, a “ready to ship” finished piece, and a “made to order” finished piece.