Shaker Style boxes and other wooden-ware made utilizing hardwoods salvaged from around Centre County, Pennsylvania. Each piece is handmade by local woodworker, Steve Strouse, and comes with a card telling the story of the tree in which the item was made from. 


Grange Fair

August 16-24, 2019

I am honored to be back at the Grange Fair again this year. I will be in the same location in building 31 along the midway. Please stop by and see some of the live edge clocks as well as some other new pieces. 


I have been working with the Silver Maple from Helen’s Perogie Place and also have pieces this year from three new trees. Check back soon to see where the new trees grew. 


I am looking forward to sharing my work with you all and hope that you enjoy the pieces as much as I’ve enjoyed creating them. 




Penns Creek Pottery Fire

Special Announcement!

Friends of Penns Creek Pottery: “On Sunday, May 19th, our 200-year-old mill caught fire; the cause was lightning. We were away, but special thanks to our two neighbors who called 911 and to the speedy firefighters… the mill is saved. We hope to be open soon, but until we are back to regular hours, please call 570-837-5710 before you visit Penns Creek Pottery. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you soon!” – Bill Lynch



“It is a great privilege to work with historic trees from around Central Pennsylvania and to create pieces that I hope people with ties to the area can really appreciate.”

Steve Strouse

I look forward to sharing the idea of combining beautiful hardwoods from Central Pennsylvania with the simple elegance of the Shaker-style box. Most pieces are made to measured drawings of actual Shaker boxes, while others are variations using the same oval bands to form useful carriers and trays. Most of the boxes are made with wood salvaged from trees damaged by storm or disease.

Included with each piece is a card sharing the story behind the tree as well as care instructions for that particular piece. Over the years, I have enjoyed the history behind each tree and look forward to sharing this with you.

You can find select pieces at the follow locations

Gallery Shop
824 Pike St.
Lemont, PA 16851
The Gallery Shop

Penns Creek Pottery
30 Pottery Lane
Mifflinburg, PA 17844
Just South of Mifflinburg on Route 104
Penns Creek Pottery

Aisling Yarns
Yarn and sewing boxes can be purchased directly from Aisling Yarns
Aisling Yarns
Aisling Yarns ONLINE SHOP


Centre County Grange Fairgrounds – Centre Hall, PA

In 2015, I began working with the Fairgrounds to salvage the trees that were being taken down due to disease. Initially, pieces were sold at the Emporium, and in 2018 I began displaying the items in Building 31, along the midway. For the most up to date...

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The Elms – University Park, PA

I have been using Elm for smaller boxes, letter openers, and pencil boxes. The logs were salvaged from the Penn State University Park campus during the winter storms of 1995 and 1996. Many trees were removed after being severely damaged by the heavy snow....

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The Majestic Courthouse Maples – Bellefonte, PA

From the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, PA.I have been making the smaller boxes and letter openers from the Courthouse Maple trees.I was shocked to open up the morning paper and find the trees on the Courthouse lawn had been removed to make way...

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