Shaker Workbench No. 2 at Pleasant Hill

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The first workbench I encountered at Pleasant Hill was a little non-standard by Shaker standards, but the second workbench was unusual by most any measuring stick for modern workbenches. It is a bit Roman, a bit English and has a lot of other interesting details worth thinking about. Let’s take a look at some of them. Why is it Romanesque? The earliest workbenches typically lacked stretchers between the legs. This […]

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