Betulaceae Betula papyrifera bark boxes.

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Project by Josh posted 03-10-2015 03:35 AM 1422 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made these boxes. Wood is Pinaceae Pinus ponderosa and the bark is from the Betulaceae Betula papyrifera tree. That would be the paper birch. Stuff just peels right off! So….. I glued it to these boxes. Yes, the boxes are conjoined. I will leave them unfinished to continue the rustic look and feel. Any questions regarding this creation will be answered to the best of my ability.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#1 posted 03-10-2015 10:41 AM

A very cool and unique way of using “wood.” I think they look great.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 03-10-2015 02:33 PM

Thanks, Jay. I took the bark from a couple trees near my house and knew I had to do something with it. The boxes are pretty small, soaybw the future owner will be in need of some sort of apparatus to hold pencils?

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#3 posted 03-11-2015 09:36 AM

Josh, have you tried applying yellow glue to the box surface, letting it dry, and then ironing the bark on with a medium heat iron? The bark may be too delicate, but it works with veneer. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 07-05-2015 02:37 AM

Thanks for the tip, BigBoxAlGuy!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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