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Crafting Oval Shaker Boxes (afternoon)

Michigan Folk School Campus, 7734 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105
16 years and over
6 spaces available
Crafting Oval Shaker Boxes (afternoon)

Course dates

  • Sat, 17 Sep '22   1pm – 4pm EDT - done
  • Sun, 18 Sep '22   1pm – 4pm EDT - done


Before the age of canisters and Tupperware, Shaker craftsmen made and marketed oval boxes made of wood. Explore the traditions of the Shaker box as you learn how to soak, bend, tack, carve and sand cherrywood to form the box and lid. In the end you will make a stack of three nesting boxes finished with homemade beeswax furniture polish. Your finished product can be used for all occasions, utilitarian as well as decorative. Its charm and grace make a difference whatever role it plays.


Singe w/Supply Fee
Course ticket - for all 2 dates.
6 available


Michigan Folk School Campus
7734 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor MI 48105