Birch twig coat or hat rack

coat rack2

 

Rather a lot of sawing involved with this project and I have to admit it was a little difficult to get the twigs the exact right length, but my trusty glue gun came to the rescue.  The edges are birch bark – a wonderful resource rather like thin card that you can simply slice up with a stanley knife or even scissors.  You find it peeling conveniently off dead birch trees and it has so many uses – once upon a time it was used for such diverse things as roof tiles, shoes and even canoes.

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2 Responses to Birch twig coat or hat rack

  1. The final result, including the hat, is like a piece of art…

  2. Beautiful. Yes, the white bark was used for canoes, big pieces stitched together with sinew.

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