Lehay shaker boxes are authenically crafted and museum quality.
This size #4 Shaker Box is 8 ¾” Long by 6” wide by 3 ¼” tall.
A very nice size Shaker box to hold jewelry, loose change, keepsakes along with a multitude of other uses. Great for organizing kitchen and sewing supplies!
The sides of this box are constructed from maple and the top and bottom boards from quarter-sawn pine. Each swallowtail joint is individually hand-cut with a knife. Copper tacks secure both the bands and the top and bottom boards.
Boxes are available in a variety of milk paint and natural finishes. A Tung Oil topcoat is applied to all our pieces.
On painted and antiqued pieces the tacks are darkened to provide an aged appearance. Per tradition the bottom of painted pieces are left unpainted, and are then dyed and oiled to provide an appearance of age.
ABOUT LEHAY'S SHAKER BOXES
Since 1993, LeHay’s Shaker Boxes has been a proud member of a group of artisans working in early American crafts. While mass-produced, machine-made items have replaced many traditional products, nothing can replace the individuality of an item that has been created by hand using local, all-natural materials. Instantly recognizable, the Shaker box is an iconic piece of American craftsmanship. By concentrating on the functional aspects of an item and omitting unnecessary ornament the Shakers produced timeless designs. Shaker boxes were traditionally used for cooking and sewing supplies, but they can easily hold anything from mementos to electronics while adding warmth and beauty to your space. I chose to create boxes in the Shaker style not only because of their desirability as an antique but also because of their durability and usefulness. My goal is to remain true to Shaker traditions. My products are created using the same craftsmanship that the Shaker community used for over 200 years.