Build a Shaker Berry Box
Chris Becksvoort builds a Shaker classic with minimal materials
Synopsis: Designed to use for gathering berries, these small pine boxes are also great to have around the house to hold mail or small treasures. The box is built with small-scale finger joints cut on the tablesaw using an auxiliary fence. The handle is bent over a form and can be made from green wood or kiln-dried wood that has been soaked. You can make these boxes in bunches and keep them on hand to use as gifts.
Shakers made these little, clear white pine carriers for gathering raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. When you’re not hunting berries, you can use them around the house to hold mail, trinkets, or any small treasures. The design really lends itself to making multiples. They are fantastic gifts whether they are used to hold treasures or are the treasures themselves.