Shaker Box

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Project by jasondain posted 12-12-2011 05:34 PM 1789 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A month or so ago, we had to put down our 13 year old Golden named Timber. We ended up cremating him and needed a proper place for his ashes. The cookie jar with paws we got his ashes back was just not going to cut it so I made this Shaker Box to hold them. It is a number 4 box, made with home made quarter sawn hard maple I had leftover from a dining room table project I’m working on. The box material was sawn off 12/4 stick and then run through my buddy’s thickness sander. I then soaked the parts in boiling water in a wallpaper tray for about 1/2 hour and then bent. The top and bottom is also quarter sawn maple from the same board. I used Tried and True traditional wood finish to finish the outside of the box and left the inside unfinished.

This was the first time making this kind of thing and it actually was pretty easy and fun to do.

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#1 posted 12-12-2011 10:33 PM

Nice work. Sorry, about the dog. I turned one for my lab.

-- A small shop has it's pro's and con's. Never big enough, but easy to clean.

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#2 posted 12-12-2011 11:17 PM

Sorry for your loss, but a beautiful box none the less.

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#3 posted 12-13-2011 02:36 AM

Great Lookin Box Dogs are Great Friends

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 12-13-2011 04:52 AM

Nice job on the box. Love makeing them myself. I’m sure you feel better with your best friend Timber having a new resting place. I’ve actually made several of these for friends (the human kind) when they passed. There is something about these boxes that seem so peaceful. Everyone that sees them has to touch and hold them and run their fingers over them. The Shakers had a beautiful design here.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#5 posted 12-13-2011 03:18 PM

Sorry for your loss. Sounds like he had a good long life.
I just love these boxes. And you did a wonderful job with it.

Thanks for the inspiration,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 12-14-2011 01:45 PM

sorry you lost your friend. I have made these for years & love the process., and folks have bought these to use as urns over the years. People do find these peaceful & soothing.

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#7 posted 12-14-2011 07:47 PM

I’m sorry about your dog but that is a beautiful and well executed box and will be a special one for sure from now on.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 12-14-2011 07:57 PM

Beautiful things sometimes come out of really sad things.

Like this box.

Sorry about Timber. Really…..

-- -- Neil

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