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Shaker furniture

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Shaker furniture is a distinctive style of furniture developed by the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, commonly known as Shakers, a religious sect that had guiding principles of simplicity, utility and honesty. Their beliefs were reflected in the well-made furniture of minimalist designs.

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Shaker Furniture--it's more than just great chairs. Shakers tried to make everything perfect, as this was one tenant in their religion. Doing work, such as making furniture, was their way to worship. This video discusses that idea, their building techniques, and shows some of the remarkable craftsmanship.

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