One of the most iconic Shaker products, the Shaker box which has been adored and coveted by many since the 19th century, could be made by your own two hands! Guided by box maker Eric Pintar you will use thin strips of wood to carve the "swallowtails" or "fingers" on one end before soaking them in a hot bath to soften for bending. Copper tacks will be installed to hold the oval shape before top and bottom boards are fit and held together by wooden pegs. Each student will create five nesting oval boxes out of cherry wood.
Please note this workshop takes place over two days. April 28th, 5pm to 9pm and April 29th, 8:30am to 4pm. We have offered an add on option for dinner on Friday night and lunch on Saturday. You are more than welcome to bring a bagged dinner/lunch.
SHS Members $220, General Public $240
$60 Materials Fee