Steve Strouse

Artist Statement

In 1993, Steve turned to a long time passion for woodworking, full time.  First building custom furniture, and soon after starting on a variety of Shaker-style boxes.  Most of the boxes are made to measured drawings of actual Shaker boxes, while others are variations using the same oval bands to form useful carriers and trays.

The majority of the lumber used for making the boxes is salvaged from storm damaged trees or through several local tree care services.  The cards included with the pieces contain a brief description as to the history or some interesting facts about the tree they were made from.  

“My desire is to make very functional pieces which are also a display of the beautiful hardwoods found here in Central Pennsylvania.”