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Black Swamp Cooperage

Cooper Making Bucket
Coopering is one of many woodcrafts featured at Sauder Village. A cooper was the person who made the wooden barrels, buckets and other vessels needed to carry and store liquids. In our Cooper Shop, we preserve this ancient craft. Visitors can watch and learn from our talented coopers as they demonstrate their trade using tools and methods that have changed little over the centuries.
Craftsman working in Cooper Shop
Cooper Making Bucket


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