Pin Cushion Base, Black Milk Paint Finish


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This round Pin Cushion Base in a black milk paint finish has a diameter of 4” and is 1 ½” tall.

Needleworkers – use this Shaker-inspired base to create your own pin cushion with your needlework design! If you prefer not to install a pin cushion, this piece also makes an excellent tray for holding or organizing small items such as jewelry or sewing implements.


  • Materials: The side of the box is constructed from maple or birch and the bottom board from quarter-sawn pine. All lumber is milled at our shop here in Embden, Maine.
  • Hand-Cut Joints: The swallowtail joint is individually hand-cut by Robert LeHay, ensuring each piece is unique.
  • Fasteners: The band and bottom board is secured with copper tacks made on original 19th-century machines.
  • Finish Options: Available in a variety of milk paint and natural finishes. All painted pieces receive two coats of a high-quality tung oil finish, while natural finish boxes receive five coats. This oil finish ensures that the box is well protected and the finish will only get better with age.
  • Aged Appearance: Copper tacks are darkened to provide a vintage look. Following tradition, the bottom of painted pieces is left unpainted, then dyed and oiled to provide an aged patina.