|Project by SteveL||posted 11-01-2008 04:13 AM||2802 views||11 times favorited||7 comments|
This is my version of Christopher Schwartz’ Shaker Silverware Tray that he did in Woodworking Magazine a few months ago. Like his, I chose to make mine of cherry but used walnut dowels to attach the handle rather than cut nails. I also skipped the nails at the corners in favor of dovetails. I suppose the nails are more authentic Shaker, but that’s not the point unless you’re making a true reproduction. My piece was donated to the Crefeld School for their annual fundraiser auction. I hope it goes for more than minimum wage for the number of hours I put in!