August 26, 2021 3 Comments
Our Hiking Box Maker is Home!
August 10, 2021 Rob reached the summit of Mt Katahdin in Baxter State Park, Maine to complete his thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. It was a journey of 156 days, 2193 miles and 4 pairs of New Balance sneakers! He met many kind, generous people in his travels. I am enjoying new stories every day. He chronicled his experiences daily in a vlog format available on YouTube:
General Manager Porter and The Shop itself are both eager to welcome Rob back to box making. But first, he is sorting orders and entering them into a spreadsheet.
Just look at that post-hike beard!
The spreadsheet will help him calculate what is needed for each step from raw lumber to which paint colors the finished boxes will be. Not to worry, the dry kiln is full of lumber that has been drying all summer just waiting to be worked into beautiful Shaker Boxes! November orders will be going out before we know it….. 😊
Shaker Box Seeds.....
The Appalachian Trail was originally planned by Benton MacKaye in 1921. The final link was completed at Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine in 1937 with the help of the CCC – Civilian Conservation Corps. This is the short version, for more info: Appalachian Trail - Wikipedia
A big part of the hiker subculture is the trail name assigned by fellow hikers. Rob was dubbed “Lighthouse”, due in part to his beacon-like shockingly white legs (the man has *NEVER* worn shorts until this hike) and the coastal lighthouses of our home state of Maine. The name stuck and thus from Georgia to Maine, he was Lighthouse!
We have recently made a new addition of the old to the LeHay’s Shaker Boxes website. The Vintage Collection features a variety of thoughtfully sourced quality vintage items. Fresh items will be added frequently and we are happy to take suggestions and requests! Below is a sample of our collection, click on any of the images to view further details:
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