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Cooper

Buckets, Piggins, Firkins, and Hogsheads

Cooper

What are buckets, piggins, firkins, and hogsheads? Ask a cooper. Watch coopers transform flat boards into precisely shaped staves and join them — all by eye — into barrels of these oddly-named sizes.

 

Working Wood

Annual Working Wood in the 18th Century

Carpenters

From turned, green wood chairs to elaborate marquetry pieces, pre-industrial furniture in America took many forms and sprang from numerous traditions. With each tradition came different sets of tools, shop structures, and approaches to solving problems in a common material: wood. For this annual conference, we have brought together an impressive group of presenters to speak to some of these different traditions with an emphasis on shops and tools.

Operating Hours

Cooper

  • Monday

    • Closed
  • Tuesday

    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday

    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday

    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday

    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday

    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sunday

    • Closed