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Author Kerry Pierce has devoted years to understanding how Shaker craftsmen built their sturdy, functional and simply beautiful furniture. Working from original Shaker pieces and using historical documents, Pierce has studiously recreated dozens of Shaker masterpieces in these three books. Down to the details of paints and finishes used, as well as an in-depth look at ways to create the seats on iconic Shaker post-and-rung seating, Pierce’s information is dead-on accurate and easy to follow. With some of the furniture pieces the author has adapted the furniture’s original function to better mesh with modern-day life, while still retaining the charm and simplicity of the original Shaker pieces.If you want to build authentic Shaker furniture, these books provide you with all the details and step-by-step instructions you’ll need.