The Amana woodworker would make a special piece every so often that showed his great interest in wood and his talent. He would create pieces of unusual design and combinations of woods, carving and inlay. One such piece was a sewing item, a sewing box, with a needlepoint cushion for needles on top and a utensil drawer on the side. It has a wooden screw on the bottom that fitted the sewing box to a side of a table. It was about 4x6 in size. This was a useful and beautiful tool to the sewing one.