29.10.14

DIY | THE WOOD STRAP



We all love and adore Mathilda Clahr's leather strap hangers that have been all around the blogosphere. A beautiful, simple and versatile item all around the house. But a wooden version?  For a current school project I am using Icelandic birch logs whom I have cut into very thin strips and then work with the wood. I had some leftovers that I used for this project.

The how to:
You can easily buy ready made veneer sheets in the hardware store. What I used for this were two 2 mm thick, 3 cm wide and 30 cm long strips of birch wood. I place the wood in a large baking tray and pour boiling hot water over it then let it set for about 10 minutes. That makes the wood easy to bend. After that time is done you take your wood, carefully bend it so that the two ends meet and secure with a paper clip until the wood is dry - for mine it took over night. That way the wood keeps it's shape when dry. Next make a hole on the top and hang on your wall. As I am using such a beautiful wood I don't want to paint it, although I recon these would look lovely in light grey, black or white.

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