Cabinetmakers shop at Upper Canada Village (i)

Aside from the mill at Upper Canada Village, the cabinet makers shop was extremely fascinating. Starting in the 1830s, styles of furniture were increasingly adapted to allow for machine-based component manufacture. The growth of factories, meant that by the 1860s, there was a decline in the craft of cabinetmaking, and the independent cabinetmaker was slowly sidelined. Cabinetmakers shops like this one exemplify the workshop before the advent of powered machinery.

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This is a working cabinet makers shop, which manufactures anything needed onsite, e.g. windows.

windows

In the back of the shop is a small foot-powered lathe, and a mortising machine.

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