Wednesday, October 5, 2011


"I'm a retired Forestry Professor who began making oval bentwood boxes about 5 years ago. I started by making a set of Shaker boxes for my wife, and now I find myself making and selling a wide array of Shaker bentwood items, ranging from boxes and carriers to bureau trays and pincushions. Over the last year or so I have been experimenting with Norwegian style bentwood boxes (called a Tine; pronounced TEE-nah) and sculpted trays. While shaker boxes have their iconic, almost mathematical elegance, the Norwegian items have more of a rugged, individualistic theme that seems befitting their Viking heritage-- a theme that definitely challenges my less well developed right hemisphere."

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