Like the modern nomadic worker, the Shakers used their dining tables for everything—working, mending, laundry, food prep, and more. The traditional Shaker table has inspired designers across time and place (from Børge Mogensen in 1947 Denmark to today’s Heerenhuis in Belgium). Here are our 11 favorite Shaker-inspired tables.
Above: The Pinch Achilles Dining Table in white oiled oak features the flared table legs and a trestle; $10,505 at the Future Perfect and Pinch. Above: The Børge Mogensen C18 Shaker Dining Table in soaped oak is $3,590 at the Danish Design Store. Above: The Neri & Hu Shaker Dining Table in walnut with a timber top is available through De La Espada. Contact for pricing and more information. Above: The solid oak 240-centimeter-wide (94-inch-wide) Wardour Dining Table is on sale for £5,000 ($6,779) at Conran in the UK. Above: The Sawkille Penn Table features tapered legs and is available in American black walnut, hard maple, and white oak; prices start at $9,500 at Sawkille. Above: Room & Board’s Adams Extension Table is the company’s answer to the Shaker style dining table. It’s $1,699 for the 72-inch-wide size. Above: The solid oak, 100-centimeter-wide (39-inch-wide) Farmer Table is from Belgian company Heerenhuis Manufactuur. Above: Another Country’s Dining Table Three in oak is available in two standard widths and features a trestle base and solid top; £1,160 ($1,573) at Another Country. Above: The seven-foot-wide oak Shaker Table from deVol is £2,050 ($3,227) with drawer and £1,860 ($2,928) without. Custom sizes are also available.