Shaker Boxes have been around for a long time. The Shakers made them in their carpentry workshops and used the boxes for storing foods and other items. Today Shaker boxes are made about the same way as the Shakers did. The boxes shown on this page were all made by Larry. He went to John Wilson's workshop in Michigan to learn the details of soaking heating and bending the wood to get it ready to make a box. There are drying forms, templates and other equipment needed to complete the boxes. Boxes can be finished in a variety of ways including milk paint, stain, varnish and paint. If you need special finishes please contact Larry to discuss your Shaker Box needs.