Shaker Boxes – March 4 & 5, 2017

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Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm

Instructor: Alan Garner

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
335 N Queen Street, Lancaster, PA

Learn to bend wood and make Shaker boxes in this 2-day workshop. This is a great experience for those new to woodworking and a chance for woodworkers to develop a new skill. Students will leave with 3 Cherry Shaker boxes that they made themselves.

Shaker oval boxes were one of the most popular items the Shakers sold to the “outside” world. They are still popular today. Originally produced for their practicality (nesting boxes inside each other required little storage space) and utility as almost anything could be stored in these durable containers. They have become collector items for their simple beauty. The sides were fashioned from cherry, black walnut, or maple woods, and eastern white pine was commonly used for the lid. Today, some are made with birdseye maple, quilted maple, lacewood, zebra wood, and a variety of burls or veneers to name a few.

A materials fee of $35 is included in the tuition.