Douglas Bell's Profile

About

My name is Doug Bell and I really enjoy the process of making Shaker Boxes. I get so absorbed in working with wood that I often loose track of time when I'm in the shop!

My favorite thing to do is find diamonds in the rough of scrap wood. It's fun to look for figured wood for possible box tops. The reward is when the oil finish is applied and the beautiful depths of the tree are revealed.

I admire the Shakers for their simplicity and work ethic. The plain beauty of the boxes they made is a reflection of the rich spiritual life they lived.

I participate in juried craft shows in Northern Virginia and sell crafts at gift shops and markets in Virginia.

  • Male
  • Born on September 29
  • Joined March 8, 2010

Favorite materials

wood, figured wood

About

My name is Doug Bell and I really enjoy the process of making Shaker Boxes. I get so absorbed in working with wood that I often loose track of time when I'm in the shop!

My favorite thing to do is find diamonds in the rough of scrap wood. It's fun to look for figured wood for possible box tops. The reward is when the oil finish is applied and the beautiful depths of the tree are revealed.

I admire the Shakers for their simplicity and work ethic. The plain beauty of the boxes they made is a reflection of the rich spiritual life they lived.

I participate in juried craft shows in Northern Virginia and sell crafts at gift shops and markets in Virginia.

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