In traditional Shaker style, these boxes are primarily made of hard maple and quarter-sawn white pine. The wood is milled to size and soaked in hot water then bent around a form, clinched with copper tacks, and dried for two days. The tops and bottoms are made to fit the dried oval and are attached with wooden pegs. The box is then sanded three times and finished with an old fashioned milk paint and a clear sealer. Because of the variety of uses, the insides of the boxes are not finished with paint or sealer.