I cut 9''x9'' boards out of mdf and routed the edges.
The Joe taught me an easy trick to find the center of square objects. Use a straight edge and trace from opposite corners. The center is where the line intersects.
I used a drill press to make holes for my pegs.
I dipped the end of the shaker pegs in wood glue and tapped them into place with a hammer.
I covered the peg with a cloth to protect the top of it.
To create the design I found the center of each side and taped center to center. After the paint dried, I took off the tape and taped in the other direction. I then sanded the edges and rubbed stain across the entire board.
His initials spell "TOM". Isn't that cute?