Shaker-style boxes and other wooden-ware
made with locally salvaged hardwoods
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. Overall, it is my greatest privilege to get to work with pieces that are part of our local history and I hope you enjoy the information about the trees.
“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.”
You can find select pieces at the follow locations
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...read more
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....read more
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...read more