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feast tables at New Harmony, replicated by Welch Millwork and Design
a closer look at the detailing on the feast tables replicated by Welch Millwork and Design

New Harmony, a state historical site, preserves the utopian settlement of the Harmonists, who moved to Indiana from Pennsylvania in the 1800s. In order to maintain authenticity in this replication project, I travelled to the Old Economy Harmonists site in Pennsylvania to create my patterns for construction.

For this site, I replicated the feast tables and benches, each 13 1/2 feet long, out of old growth yellow poplar. The legs of the tables were made from 12-quarter black walnut with mortis and tenon joinery. The tops of the tables were assembled using dovetail joinery. On the ends of the benches can be seen elaborate hand-sawn scrollwork, typical of Harmonist architecture.

(These photos provided by staff of New Harmony site.)

Recently, I have also begun work on a set of eight, 9-over-6 windows for the Fauntleroy House at this site. My work on this project can be seen in the image to the left.

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