Our Oval Shaker Boxes are produced by Jude Legg from our Brisbane Workshop. We make our boxes by using traditional shaping methods, American Cherry timber and authentic copper rivets sourced from Shaker Suppliers in Mount Lebanon USA. We have selected American Cherry timber due to its flexibility, smooth grain, warm reddish-brown colour and light pink flecks or patina. American Cherry timber bends well due to its flexible nature. This flexibility makes it perfect for building the Oval Shaker Box.
The Oval Shaker Box originated in the early 1700s within the Shaker communities of the USA. The Shakers produced many types of furniture and homewares. These beautifully handcrafted oval storage boxes helped to store everyday items used around the home. They stored items such as dry pantry ingredients, kitchen items, small craft supplies, and parts for workshops. Shaker Boxes also make wonderful wedding centre-pieces or decorations. Shaker Boxes are not only beautiful but are unique in their sturdy construction. The boxes’ design, which uses veneer-like wood thickness, copper rivets and wooden pins, causes this structural soundness. We ensure our Shaker boxes are smooth by giving them a light sand to remove sharp edges. We finish the boxes with a light coat of citrus scented oil to preserve the timber.
The Oval Shaker Box possess an heirloom quality design, which has stood the test of time for over 200 years. While Shaker box craftsman produce these boxes mostly in the states, Timbo’s Shop brought this timeless design to Australia. Timbo’s Shop seeks to make the home a warm, welcoming place where friends and family can gather. Our range of Oval Shaker boxes bring an element of warmth and a welcoming feeling to your home. We offer 7 Oval Shaker Box sizes which can be purchased separately or as a set.