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matthew j coutts

handmade elm shaker box

handmade elm shaker box

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Matthew's journey into furniture-making has been filled with beautiful people, coincidences, generosity and favor. Connect with him over a cup of tea at Kongsgata 34 in Stavanger. In 2016, Matthew was offered the workshop at Kongsgata 34, to begin a new chapter in his career, and he has enjoyed making finely crafted furniture there ever since. He feels continually amazed by the beauty and richness to be found in wood, and feels privileged to have a job where he is constantly developing and honing his skills as craftsman and designer.

This Shaker bentwood box is perhaps the best example of Matthew's craftsmanship. Matthew uses traditional knowledge to create this simple, yet sophisticated piece out of pure wood, with no veneers and no glue. Just pure skill and pure joy.  The Shaker box was originally used as a working box for storing kitchen/pantry ingredients and small items and tools, buttons and sewing threads, and to carry items between shops and markets. The box remains just as versatile and today it can also be used as a keepsake box for your most cherished childhood memories, your children's, letters, arts and crafts, as a jewellery box, or as a very special gift box. Ultimately, your imagination will decide what you would like to make with it.

made of: elm wood from Nygårdsparken in Bergen, bent into shape by wetting it and allowing it to harden

measures: H9 x L21.5 x W15

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