Shaker Boxes

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Project by Glen Peterson posted 02-15-2010 02:47 AM 2199 views 5 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 02-15-2010 02:47 AM

very nice

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 02-15-2010 02:48 AM

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

-- Glen

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#3 posted 02-15-2010 03:00 AM

They look great Glen.

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#4 posted 02-15-2010 03:39 AM

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 02-15-2010 03:44 AM

Great Lookin Boxes

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 02-15-2010 04:26 AM

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 02-15-2010 04:51 AM

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 02-15-2010 06:00 AM

Great attention to detail. Nicely done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#9 posted 02-16-2010 04:58 AM

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 03-15-2010 06:37 PM

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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