This beautiful Shaker style divider was created from locally salvaged hardwoods. The bands are cut from hardwood lumber, soaked at 180 degrees, then bent around the oval forms and fastened with copper tacks. After drying for several days, the bottom is made and fitted into the bands, glued and fastened in place with wooden pegs. A thourough sainding is followed by several coats of hand rubbed finish. Pieces may darken with age.
Care instructions: keep out of direct sunlight. Finish can be maintained with quality furniture oil.
This piece is 5 inches tall. It is 11 inches wide by 8 inches in length. It weighs 1 lb and 1oz.
Steve Strouse lives and works in Bellefonte. Of his work, he says “my desire is to make very functional pieces which are also a display of the beautiful hardwoods found here in Central Pennsylvania.”
Steve is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.