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.
This is a working cabinet makers shop, which manufactures anything needed onsite, e.g. windows.
In the back of the shop is a small foot-powered lathe, and a mortising machine.