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Default Shaker Inspired ‘Kissing’ Bench

Any respectable Shaker ain’t gonna like this idea but it has a good purpose. I modded the back rest obviously, but kept all the other details intact according to Glen Huey’s excellent instructions.

It’s a Kissing Bench for a reason. A young couple may be getting this as a wedding present and to preserve peace and love, this bench is to be reserved for kissing only, which would help deflate any hurt feelings, misunderstanding, etc. and serve as a neutral place for reconciliation.
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I think if the Shakers had kissed more there might still be a few around. That's a nice bench that would be perfect in an entry way.
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Nice bench. But the only kissing benches I have ever heard of are different.
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Very nice bench. The Shakers were very practical and no non-sense types. They thought that everything should be the simplest form for the function it had to perform.

So my only question is did you christen the bench with your betroved?
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Very nice bench. The Shakers were very practical and no non-sense types. They thought that everything should be the simplest form for the function it had to perform.

So my only question is did you christen the bench with your betroved?
I’m still debating as to whether I will give this to them as their space is very small - an efficiency apartment I think. The idea was more of a novelty to make their wedding more fun. They may not have room for it. I need to send a photo to the bride and ask her...
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There is a Shaker Village not far from Franklin, KY. It was very interesting to see this place. They were practical people, and it was so amazing to see how they solved simple problems. All of their rooms are surrounded by strips of wood with wooden pegs. I wondered WHY there would be so many places to hang a coat, but the designed all of teir furniture to hang on these pegs. On cleaning day, they would HANG all of the tables and chairs and sich on these pegs, so they had full access to the floor. It was just cool!
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Nice bench. But the only kissing benches I have ever heard of are different.
Maybe it is for kissing and more......Ooop slap my face........
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Maybe it is for kissing and more......Ooop slap my face........
You’ve got the right idea, Herb!

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I think the hard bench would cool the ardor in short order...
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Ooop slap my face........
I can handle that...
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