Thoughts on changing my shaker box design

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Forum topic by Woodendeavor posted 08-05-2013 08:30 PM 684 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-05-2013 08:30 PM

I am looking at reworking my shaker box design and would like some feed back. I have had some customers comments lead me down this road and I will explain their concerns after some feedback

The top box is my original design and the bottom box is my prototype

Thanks for your input

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#1 posted 08-05-2013 10:34 PM

I think its gorgeous I love the pins.

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#2 posted 08-06-2013 08:10 PM

Hoping for some more input but some days you win some days you don’t. The original design the box lid is a separate band like the traditional shaker boxes. Due to my lap joint design I have had a customer voice a concern about how there is a sharp corner exposed at the lap joint on the lid. To correct this I am starting to build the box from a single band and cutting the top off of the body of the box. It adds allot for crain continuity and solves the problem with the sharp corner. I then put another band inside the lid to align it with the box

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#3 posted 08-06-2013 08:22 PM

Are you a little anxious about getting away from a purely Shaker way of doing it?
I think it’s better with the pins too, and if it’s what your customers want, and avoids a sharp corner, why not go for it.
It doesn’t detract from the appeal at all.

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#4 posted 08-07-2013 01:24 AM

I am not anxious about getting away from the shaker version, I like to inform people that the shakers did not originate this box they just added their decoration to it. I like to think of my design as an update to the colonial versions that were just a vertical seam with the tacks running down it. That is where I started when I decided to create my own swept lap joint. I know we as woodworkers look at something with a little more discerning eye and was hoping to hear some more opinions

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