Jim E Hull – Living History Wood Works

Wood Worker

I met Jim Hull at the Plant City Strawberry Festival on Pioneer lane. He makes shaker bentwood boxes, lanterns, and bodhran tippers.

The Shakers back before plastic, before Tupperware and baggies, still needed a way to store tea, spices, and other small items.

Bentwood “pantry boxes” were used for this purpose because they were strong and light.

These boxes were popular with many people, not just the Shakers. They were made in a number of shapes and sizes. Long handles could be added to make them easier to carry, whether to market or for collecting eggs.

They made the boxes so they would nest improving the efficiency of storing them.

I purchased a beautiful, small Myrtle box that I could fit in the RV!

The photo below is Jim at the machine that steams and softens the wood strips so they can be bent.

Living History Wood Works

Jim E. Hull  |  407-408-0935  |  JamesHull@cfl.rr.com 

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