Woodworking Project Paper Plan to Build Shaker Bench and Step
This plan details two easy-to-make Shaker pieces for the beginner or expert the Hancock Bench and the Sewing Step. The Hancock Bench with butterfly-wing supports is 9-1/2" wide by 32-1/4" long, 16" high. The 12" high Sewing Step Chest (lower right) is a design from New England with a 6" high step. A small storage compartment is incorporated into the hinged top step. The 14-1/4" wide step is to elevate the knee to make hand sewing easier.
All joinery is shown in actual size while curved workpieces are all in full size. You can measure and trace straight from the drawing. A bill of materials doubles as an exact cutting list, there is a detailed exploded diagram, and all hardware requirements are provided.
NOTE: The exploded diagram is so detailed that project specific assembly instructions are not provided.