Stack of Three Boxes, Sizes #3 through #5, Milk Paint Finish


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This sale is for the stack of three boxes shown in the photographs.

Oval boxes can be stacked one on top of the other or nested inside one another for convenient storage.

The boxes in this stack include the following:

  • Size #3 (Green Milk Paint Finish): 7 ½” Long by 5” Wide by 2 ¾” Tall
  • Size #4 (Red Milk Paint Finish): 8 ¾” Long by 6” Wide by 3 ¼” Tall
  • Size #5 (Black Milk Paint Finish): 10” Long by 7” Wide by 4” Tall


  • Materials: The sides of boxes are constructed from maple or birch and the top and bottom boards from quarter-sawn pine. All lumber is milled at our shop here in Embden, Maine.
  • Hand-Cut Joints: Each swallowtail joint is individually hand-cut by Robert LeHay, ensuring each piece is unique.
  • Fasteners: The band and top and bottom boards are 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.