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Woodworking Intensive: Shaker Boxes

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Woodworking Intensive: Shaker Boxes

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Woodworking Intensive: Shaker Boxes

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Nothing says quality and craftsmanship like the simple elegance of a Shaker box. Shaker founder, Mother Ann Lee, once said “Do all your work as though you had a thousand years to live, and as you would if you knew you must die tomorrow.” You don’t have to get THAT intense about it, but if you’ve wanted to try your hand at traditional woodworking skills, this is the perfect workshop for you.

Discover how to transform gorgeous hardwoods (cherry or maple) through steam bending into two oval-shaped boxes – using no glue! These functional and beautiful boxes are fastened and held together with copper tacks and wooden pegs. Students will make a set of two boxes (Shaker size 1 & 2, the largest of the Shaker boxes).

Additionally, each box will feature a figured wood top and can be completed with oil or the traditional milk paint for those who wish to paint their boxes.

No prior woodworking experience is necessary for this workshop.

About the Instructor:
Meredith Bridges is a fiber artist who works with natural materials and traditional production techniques. Her work is rooted in craft traditions with emphasis placed on intricate handwork. Her current focus is designing leather goods for her travel line Nomad Travel Gear.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Meredith now resides in South Carolina. Since studying Art Education at the University of Georgia, Meredith has worked at a number of craft based organizations including: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, John C. Campbell Folk School, Yestermorrow Design/Build School and Tillers International.

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