LumberJocks

Bentwood Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by L-H Johnsen posted 1466 days ago 2141 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple bentwood box or (svepask as it is called here in Sweden).
The lid is alternating strips of cherry and birch. The side-piece is made of linden (and bent using water and a hot iron). Its held together with a flower, which is a bit of coloured birch-root. First, I did not know how to make the lid round, (we where not allowed to use any machines) so I bought a pack of picnic-plates (made of paper). Then I glued sandpaper inside of them, and used a circular motion on the lid. It worked, but it took forever..

-- L-H Johnsen,Sweden





9 comments so far

View Dennisgrosen's profile

Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1699 days


#1 posted 1466 days ago

glad to hear you figured it out :—)
so we can enjoy the project with you
thankĀ“s for sharing

Dennis

View tyskkvinna's profile

tyskkvinna

1307 posts in 1570 days


#2 posted 1466 days ago

Wow… I think you did the svepask justice! That’s really impressive.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

View BarbS's profile

BarbS

2433 posts in 2669 days


#3 posted 1466 days ago

That is beautiful! And I love your ladle and spoons. Are they also birch?

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

TopamaxSurvivor

14549 posts in 2260 days


#4 posted 1466 days ago

Looks great from here!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View OttoH's profile

OttoH

830 posts in 1594 days


#5 posted 1466 days ago

Very nice looking box, you said you were not allowed to use any machines, was this for a course?

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

111999 posts in 2161 days


#6 posted 1466 days ago

wonderful ,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View L-H Johnsen's profile

L-H Johnsen

43 posts in 1635 days


#7 posted 1465 days ago

Thank you all, glad you liked it!

Barbs: Thank you. No they where made of linden, and carved with a knife when the wood was fresh. Amazing therapy just sitting and carving.

Ottoh: Thanks. This was a project for school, to learn about old techniques. The School is in Sweden, and it specialises in fine furniture-making.

-- L-H Johnsen,Sweden

View jockmike2's profile

jockmike2

10635 posts in 2830 days


#8 posted 1465 days ago

Nice job, very pretty. I like the top.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View mpounders's profile

mpounders

707 posts in 1479 days


#9 posted 1464 days ago

Excellent work….nicely finished. I like the spoons also.

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase