JOE DOWDEN


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Joe Dowden got started on what has become a fascinating journey after he by chance saw an article in a woodworker’s magazine outlining the oval box-making process. The self-taught artisan has been creating heirloom Shaker oval boxes for his customers for more than 10 years.

Although the traditional Shaker box was made of maple and pine, today’s box makers have expanded the offering to include cherry as well as other types of woods. Dowden favors the use of cherry bands with figured tops made from quilted maple, maple burl, black-lined flat maple, and redwood burl—the last a recent addition to his offerings. He also likes using highly figured tiger maple for that special, one-of-a-kind box.

Joe Dowden, Boxmaker
119 Rocky Dundee Rd.
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
Phone: 860-684-5241
Email: jdowden4@cox.net
Website: www.ovalboxman.com

You can meet the artist at the following shows:



October 27, 2018 to October 28, 2018: Castleberry Fall Craft Festival in Sturbridge, MA
November 17, 2018 to November 18, 2018: Old Deerfield Holiday Sampler in West Springfield, MA
October 19, 2018 to October 21, 2018: Lantern Light Tours in Wethersfield, CT

Joe Dowden has been selected for the following Directories:

2018
Year: 2018, 
				Category: Boxes
BOXES
2017
Year: 2017, 
				Category: Boxes
BOXES
2016
Year: 2016, 
				Category: Boxes
BOXES
2015
Year: 2015, 
				Category: Boxes
BOXES
2014
Year: 2014, 
				Category: Boxes
BOXES
2013
Year: 2013, 
				Category: Boxes
BOXES
2011
Year: 2011, 
				Category: Boxes
BOXES
2010
Year: 2010, 
				Category: Boxes
BOXES
2009
Year: 2009, 
				Category: Boxes
BOXES
Biography updated October 3, 2016   Contact information updated April 17, 2017
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