• Thank you for your support! You can make an unrestricted gift – to be used where it’s needed most, or you can designate your gift to a specific department or use (just write it in the 'notes' section upon check-out). If making a memorial or "in honor of" gift, please include details in the 'notes' section at checkout. The United Society of Shakers, Sabbathday Lake, Inc. (Shaker Museum) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts to The United Society of Shakers are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.   If you would like to donate via phone please call 207-926-4597 or mail checks to Shaker Museum, 707 Shaker Rd, New Gloucester, ME 04260. Please email info@maineshakers.com with any questions.   Thank you so much for your support!
  • Handmade by Chris Becksvoort, this gorgeous blue wall cabinet is Chris' compilation of several different small hanging Shaker cupboards.  The size is close to many of the originals. Many of the cabinets had slab doors, while a few had frame and panel doors like this one. Most were made in the New England communities.  This cabinet is made from New Gloucester white pine and painted with Old Village latex Village Tavern Blue.  Features magnetic closure, hinged panel door, and adjustable shelves.  Can be hung on the wall of used on a table top.  ~A great Shaker herb cabinet! Measures 18.5" H to top of hanger x 13" W x 7" D. Signed and dated on the reverse. As a special fundraiser for Shaker Village, this listing includes a $500 tax-deductible donation to the Shaker Herb House Capital Campaign. Chris is offering this cabinet for sale along with a minimum $500 donation to the Herb House, as it is a super-special project to him and his relationship with the Shakers:
    I have been privileged to teach at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker community, in the historic 1824 Herb house since the 1990's.  The "shop" was no more than a maintenance area, full of paint cans and scrap wood.  There were a few masonite covered tables, inadequate lighting, and bouncy, sagging floors.  It was a shame to see this venerable old building in such condition.
    We now have a chance to not only rehabilitate this historic treasure, but to  turn it into a functioning visitor and education center.  There will finally be upgraded workshop space, a teaching kitchen, display, exhibit & viewing areas, and gathering and meeting rooms.  Lastly, there will also be a large and updated area for the Shaker's traditional herb business.
    Your $1,000 donation, along with the purchase of this candle stand, will go to benefit the Herb House project.
    You will receive the purchased cabinet along with a tax-deductible donation receipt for your $500 donation.  United Society of Shakers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Chris is an internationally-known, master cabinetmaker and a long-time friend and neighbor of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community.
    INDIVIDUALLY BUILT ... Why invest in furniture from a one-man shop on a dirt road in New Gloucester, Maine? Certainly my prices can't compete with mass produced, factory-made furniture. Production shops deal with the average needs of the average consumer. I build only twenty to thirty pieces each year and can take the time to build a special size or include a small drawer, secret compartment, or carved monogram. I construct each piece individually, taking as much time as I need to achieve perfection. Upon completion I sign, date and register each piece. My clients value the beauty of solid wood and appreciate things finely constructed. A desk I build for you will reward you each time you sit down to write or pull out a drawer, and will do so for a lifetime. Joy is in the details that make a difference.


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