Shaker Box Christmas Gifts

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Project by shopmania posted 01-13-2012 07:09 PM 1195 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a trip to the shaker village in Pleasantown, KY, I decided that I needed to make some of the shaker boxes. I ordered the supplies and got to work. I had to build the forms etc., and get a tray to heat the water/wood in, but they were a fun project to do. I also tried some bright aniline dye colors on them like I saw at the shaker village. I made 10 of them, and gave them all as gifts for Christmas. The girls all seemed to like them.

Sprayed lacquer after toe dyes. The tops are quarter sawn sycamore and birdseye maple. I really love the birdseye maple grain!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#1 posted 01-13-2012 07:22 PM

Very nice! I bet you’ll be getting more requests for these.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 01-13-2012 10:00 PM

Great looking boxes Tim…Those colors really stand out. I keep saying I want to use some dye on some of my projects but I always have a thing for the natural wood colors.

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#3 posted 01-25-2012 03:56 AM

I love shaker boxes, but I have no idea how to make them, so I buy mine. These are really nice.

-- Janice

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