Advanced Shaker Box Workshop builds on the skills learned in our carrier-style Shaker Box class to make a larger, nesting style Shaker Box that includes a cover. Students will be working with a larger size bending mold to fashion a bentwood box and fitted wood cover. Students will have the opportunity to work with multiple wood species, copper clench-nailing, and will be learning about a variety of traditional finishes.
What’s a Shaker Oval-Box? It’s a single piece of thin hardwood, bent into a circle, ends sewn together, with a fitted wood bottom. Add a tight-fitting lid to make a storage container, or a handle to make an open carrier. People were making boxes like this for thousands of years before them, but the Shakers standardized and perfected these iconic and useful containers so that they are now – appropriately – just called Shaker boxes.
This course consists of 3 evening classes 6-9pm, Tues Nov 9, Wed Nov 10, Thurs Nov 11
$125 includes all materials for 1 nesting style Shaker Box (bentwood box plus cover).