Shaker oval boxes, cherry

comments (1) April 22nd, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

Chuck_Griffith Charles Griffith, member
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No. 6 oval box, fingers
Nine boxes, sizes 000-6
No. 6 box
No. 5 fixed handle carrier, no. 4 swing handle carrier
No. 7 divided tray
No. 6 oval box, fingers - CLICK TO ENLARGE

No. 6 oval box, fingers

Photo: Self

I learned to make oval boxes at Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire, and I've made well more than 100 of them in various forms. This would not have been possible without John Wilson of Charlotte, MI. He sells veneer-sliced bands for the sides of boxes and beautiful 1/4" quartersawn stock for tops and bottoms. He also sells tools and forms, makes self-hooking copper nails in various sizes, and teaches oval box classes both in Michigan and on the road. You can learn more about him and this craft at

Design or Plan used: Traditional Shaker

posted in: Reader's Gallery, cherry, accessory, shaker

Comments (1)

jimbrown jimbrown writes: Chuck;
Have you had any experience using walnut for shaker oval boxes?
Jim Brown
Posted: 1:31 pm on February 27th

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