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These unique Douglass Yankee Craftsman Shaker Oval Boxes are handcrafted in Tolland, Connecticut to give you years of enjoyment. They are made of high-quality wood, secured with copper tacks and wooden pegs, and finished with a durable oil finish. These boxes are strong and can be used for both function as well as decoration. Simply wipe with a dry cloth to clean.
Check out my workshop on the Craft page. See the tools I use and the materials in their raw form. Not much has changed since the days of the Shakers.
For images of my finished product in use, check out the Gallery.
To shop for boxes and order on-line, go to the Store. Wouldn't you love to own a shaker oval box?
To learn more about me and how I got started in this craft, check out About.
A Brief History of the Shakers
The Shakers were a group of people who formed colonies of communal living to embrace peace and live a Godly lifestyle. They devoted their "hands to work and hearts to God" while striving to make their villages an earthly heaven. Their furniture was made simply without extravagant decoration and its beauty is in its simplicity.
Douglass Yankee Craftsman
55 Wildwood Road
Tolland, CT 06084
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