Sycamore and Mahogany Shakers

Sycamore and Mahogany Shakers


Sycamore and Mahogany Shakers

Salt and Pepper Shakers

Sycamore Pepper and Mahogany Salt Shaker are handmade on the wood lathe.  Both the stainless steel cap and the rubber stopper are food safe materials.  The Sycamore and Mahogany Shakers have many layers of a protective high gloss coating that are built up while the lathe is spinning.  This creates and heavy even coat that is resilient and beautiful.  Picture these unique items made from natural wood products on your kitchen table. Mahogany is a favorite wood for all wood artist as is Sycamore.  Take a close look at Sycamore grain when you get a chance.  Many people confuse it with Maple, but it’s much more complex and interesting.

History of the Wood Lathe

Because most of the items I design and make on the wood lathe I think it is important to share more information about this tool.  I did not know that ancient Egyptians depended on this machine so much and how important it became in fulling the Industrial Revolution.   

If you like these Sycamore and Mahogany Shakers take a look Oak Burl Spice Bowl on Pedestal.  

Gift Ideas

It will also be a wonderful gift for that special friend. Considering a Birthday Gift, Housewarming Gift, Wedding Gift? You know that the Fifth Wedding Anniversary Gift is wood.

Should you not find that special gift on this website then take a look at my Etsy Shop.


I design all of my items in my studio in Montvale, NJ USA. Should you purchase AATurning I guarantee it is an Alan Adler original.  I do not sell any third party items.

Care for Shakers

  • Keep out of direct sunlight
  • Minimize exposure to wide swings in humidity levels
  • Do not wash with water, use only a damp cloth
  • Wax lightly with a quality food safe wax or oil and buff to restore luster.  I like beeswax or walnut oil. Mineral Oil is also good.