Event held on June 20

Woodworking Class: Medium Shaker Bentwood Boxes

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Event runs from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Level up your bentwood woodworking skills with this intermediate workshop in Melbourne and learn how to make size three, four and five Shaker boxes with Matt Stonehouse. This class is designed for those who have completed our Woodworking Class: Small Shaker Bentwood Boxes for sizes one, two and three. It is recommended that you try that workshop prior to this one. First made over two hundred years ago, these containers were made by Shakers for community use and for sale to the ‘world’s people’ until well into the 20th Century. They were used to hold foodstuffs in the pantry, buttons for the seamstress and tacks in the shop. Graceful, well made and of widespread utility, they represent virtues of the Shaker order itself. These beautiful boxes were first made from hard maple and white pine. As you make sizes three, four and five of these boxes, discover more about their unique history. You will learn how to bevel, steam and bend the bands and how to fit and tack them to lids and bottoms. Entry Cost All tickets $390