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What are Shaker Boxes used for?

Shaker boxes are beautiful and unique but naturally, customers do ask “what would I use one for?” Also known as ‘pantry boxes’, Shaker Boxes are beautiful 18th-century storage boxes made using bentwood timber techniques, handmade copper rivets and their unique structure to create a strong and seamless storage container. Traditionally, the Shaker communities of North America made and used these oval-shaped boxes purely for utility purposes such as storing a range of dry household items. Items traditionally stored in Shaker …

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The unique making of Shaker Boxes

Shaker Boxes are both unique and distinctive. From their oval shape, seamless construction and veneer-like wood to the fine but practical details of the copper rivets and wooden dowels. Shaker boxes originated in the early 1700s within the Shaker communities of North America and were designed for everyday, practical uses around the home – from dry pantry ingredients and kitchen items to small craft supplies, sewing items and parts for the workshops. Timbo’s Shop is now bringing this beautiful craft …

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