Shaker Workbench - Base Joinery, Panels, Dry Assembly
Shaker Workbench, Base Assembly Part 1

Pegs and Paint

Some last things to do before assembly of the base...

 

Cut the 3/8" drawbore pegs from cherry dowel stock; use a pencil sharpener to chamfer the ends (to make it easier for the pegs to wiggle through the offset holes)...

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Final prep on the panels - sanding the outside faces, using a block plane to make some light chamfers on the edges:

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Applying 3 coats of milk paint on the outside faces of the panels. Apparently this is something that Shaker craftsmen would do on the secondary woods of their benches:

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