Welcome to Andrew Spilsbury Shaker Boxes
These boxes are made to the same patterns and methods that the Shaker community used 200 years ago.
I make these boxes by hand, using North American cherry and maple, two of the timbers used by the Shaker communities. The wood is sourced from sustainably managed forests. The bands are held together by copper tacks made on some of the original machines and imported from the USA.
The Shakers were a Christian religious group who left England for America to make a new life. They are well known for their simple but practical and pleasing designs. Shaker style furniture and kitchens are still popular today.
These elegant boxes were used to contain everything from foodstuffs to needlework and nails! Today they can be used for a multitude of things such as jewellery and as sewing boxes and for keeping precious things safe. They are also just good to look at. Each box is unique and finished using natural oils and wax polish to enhance the beauty of the wood.
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