Saturday, February 5, 2011
More From Hancock Shaker Village
The woodshop (set up in the Tannery):
And two giant workbenches, one of which is "the" workbench, the one featured in "The Workbench Book" by Scott Landis:
In a comment about the previous post, Wesley mentioned the research being done into the Shaker's use of bright, colorful paint. When we visited, one room in the Brick Dwelling had been restored to this original paint scheme.
Here are some photographs:
And apparently, the early Shaker preference for bold colors was not limited to architecture and furnishings - as you can see below...
Man, those Millennial Laws went a bit too far!
Finally, here is an interesting article with more information on paint restoration at Hancock.