Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Scandinavian bentwood boxes

I have two classes coming up this summer in making Scandinavian bentwood boxes, and there are openings in each. The first is next week with the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. You can register for it at

The second class is for a weekend only, June 20-21 at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking near Indianapolis. Go to to register.

If you are of Scandinavian descent, either of these classes would be a wonderful opportunity to tap into your roots. If you are not Scandinavian, making one of these boxes would be a great way to build skill and explore creativity.

Unlike Shaker boxes which are made in specific sizes and to a specific design, Scandinavian bentwood boxes were made in small villages throughout northern Europe, so there are plenty of excuses to get creative. Shown at the top is the first Scandinavian bentwood box I made in 2000. So let me assure you that even your first work will likely be worth keeping for a long time.

The photo at left is of the forms we will use in class. Please join me if you can.

Make, fix and create...

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