Quilt Cherry Shaker Box #3Jeffrey Neil
Using the methods of old Shaker craftsmen, artist Jeffrey Neil uses thin wood strips that are made with a cut finger pattern. Hot water soaking makes this wood pliable, and the wood is bent to an oval shape in a single motion. Copper tacks in the fingers fix the oval shape. The top and bottom are secured with wooden pegs.
These quilt top boxes marry two traditional American crafts. Inspired by Jeff’s wife, who is a quilter, he began crafting traditional quilt blocks on the tops of many of his shaker boxes using various wood veneers.
- Approximately 7 3/8″long x 5″wide x 2 3/4″high
- Cherry box and lid
- Made in TN