DIGITAL: “Building the Hancock Shaker Candle Stand with Will Myers” in HD (Stream + Download)


Step-by-Step Instructions to Help You Build This Historic Shaker Table!

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Many woodworkers have tried to build a true reproduction of this famous Hancock Shaker Candle Stand. Will Myers finally measured the original table and refined a simple lesson to help woodworkers of most levels build this beautiful piece of furniture. Not only does Will teach how to build the table, but he also teaches how to use historic hand tools along the way. Filmed on location at the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and in Joshua Farnsworth’s Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School in Earlysville, Virginia, this video helps woodworkers of all skill levels learn:

  • The history of the Shakers and their quality furniture
  • How to use spokeshaves, hand saws, hand planes, chisels, and many more hand tools
  • How to select & prepare appropriate wood for table making
  • How to use a lathe and turning tools to turn spindles
  • How to make a sliding dovetail joint & sliding dovetail marker
  • How to elecgantly shape the table legs with hand saws & spokeshaves
  • How to make a forged-style metal spider for the spindle
  • How to scrape, sand & finish the table

With 4+ hours (244 minutes) of instruction, you’ll be able to create a lovely piece of Shaker furniture and learn many valuable traditional skills along the way.



  • High Definition MP4 Digital Video Download (or you can purchase the physical DVD here)
  • Should be playable on all TV’s, computers, & digital devices (although, use a computer to download as customers have trouble downloading & unzipping with mobile devices).
  • Step-by-step detailed instructions on building the candle stand
  • Geared toward beginner hand tool woodworkers
  • 4 Hours of detailed instruction
  • Filmed at Joshua Farnsworth’s Wood and Shop Traditional Woodworking School
  • Click here for all the free resources and list of tools that Will mentions in the DVD


After completing your purchase you’ll be taken to an order confirmation page (see what it looks like here). On that page you’ll see the link to stream or download the video. You’ll also find links to any plans or cut lists. You can also access these links from your account, which you will create during checkout.


Will Myers is an expert furniture maker from North Carolina, who specializes in building reproduction furniture with historical hand tools. Will is featured in the best-selling DVD “Building the Portable Moravian Workbench with Will Myers” and on the PBS TV show “The Woodwright’s Shop”. He also teaches woodworking classes at Roy Underhill’s “Woodwright’s School” and the “Wood And Shop Traditional Woodworking School”.



Here is my recent behind-the-scenes article about the making of this video, and below are a few photographs from the film shoot at the Wood and Shop Traditional Woodworking School:

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