Jun 03 2007

Aspen Bark Container Part 2

Published by at 1:33 pm under Plant Materials

The container is sewn after it is dried. I drilled the holes with a flint tip. The rim was willow bark and so was the lashing. There are many possibilities of how to do this. If you use a good type of bark, which doesn’t curl that much, you can butt the sides against eachother, but with aspen you pretty much have to overlap. This basket type is very sturdy and well worth the effort in making.

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Torjus

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2 Responses to “Aspen Bark Container Part 2”

  1. SurvivalAcreson 12 Jun 2007 at 12:32 am

    That looks real nice. Have you had any success building larger containers?

  2. torjusgaarenon 12 Jun 2007 at 6:05 am

    Provided the size of the tree, you can pretty much make these of unlimited size. The smallest ones are the most difficult to make as the space for your hands is smaller. From this size (for scale: height about 30 cm) and upwards it is quite easy.

    Bark is usually wasted when logging, so why not make great, sturdy containers like these out of it instead.

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