April 1985Issue Number: 4
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The Shakers viewed veneers as "deceitful," and declared that "whatever is fashioned, let it be plain and simple." They used solid maple extensively and particularly admired bird's-eye maple. These resourceful folks also developed the first tongue-and-groove and splining machines to facilitate joining solid woods. The design shown at left follows the Shaker philosophy quite closely.