Shaker Boxes

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Project by Glen Peterson posted 1657 days ago 1690 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 13-year-old daughter and I made some Shaker Oval Boxes as presents before Christmas. Most are cherry or maple, but I experimented with walnut too. These are very easy to make with some simple equipment. If you’re interested in information or supplies contact John Wilson. I have no connection to John other than that of satisfied customer.

-- Glen

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#1 posted 1657 days ago

very nice

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 1657 days ago

I forgot to add John Wilson’s URL. It’s

-- Glen

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#3 posted 1657 days ago

They look great Glen.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1657 days ago

Someday I want to make boxes like these. My hat is off to you on these. I would love to have contact information to John Wilson please. It would be some time before I could do something like this. Very nice way to make memories with the daughter. These memories are priceless. thanks for sharing!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#5 posted 1657 days ago

Great Lookin Boxes

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 1657 days ago

These really look great. Doing some shaker boxes is on my long term to-do list. I’m going to keep John Wilson’s website address. Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 1657 days ago

Now these are cool! Great job to you and your daughter. You both should be proud of them.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 1657 days ago

Great attention to detail. Nicely done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#9 posted 1656 days ago

As another satisfied customer of John’s I agree they are fun to make. These look great. Even more fun to make when you can share the experience.

-- -- Mark in Fort Wayne, IN

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#10 posted 1629 days ago

Glen…I attended one of John’s seminars last fall and recommend it to anyone interested in learning Shaker box construction. John makes sure you leave with the knowlege to make boxes. What did you use for a finish, your boxes look great!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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