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Woodworking – Scandinavia

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Beautiful wooden objects evoke a sense of warmth.  Woodworking in all its forms  has been refined over the centuries in Scandinavia. This is mostly a page with photographs that I have taken of Scandinavian peasant furniture in Sweden and Norway.   Included are older style everyday furniture from the 1600’s (and before) through the 1800’s.      I have also included photos of some dwellings & woodwork that is part of the dwellings, utensils, fixtures & hardware and tools.

I have listed a few resources for additional information.  There are just a few books that document these details but overall, not much is written about this aspect of Scandinavian life.

*** Note that some of the pictures are low resolution extractions from video.   Most of these pictures are from Sweden and a few are from Norway.

Resources

The Vesterheim Museum – http://vesterheim.org/index.php They have books and have sponsored woodworking workshops

The Village Carpenter – http://villagecarpenter.blogspot.com/ Specific links include some photos that I shared with Kari – Swedish Country Furniture blog article and part 1 of several on Building a sawbuck table.

Recommended Books

Making Swedish Country Furniture and Household Things by Hans Keijser

Old woodworking shop – Skansen, Stockholm, Sweden

Tables

Skansen, Sweden – Älvros farmstead – 1764 sawbuck table

Skansen, Sweden – Älvros farmstead – 1764 sawbuck table stretcher joint detail

Skansen, Sweden – Älvros farmstead – 1764 sawbuck table, table top joint

Skansen, Sweden – Älvros farmstead – 1764 sawbuck table – stretcher

Skansen, Sweden – Älvros farmstead – very old and large trestle table and bench

Sawbuck table detail, Sweden

Trestle table – Voss, Norway

Trestle table and benches from Dalarnas Museum – Falun, Sweden

Chairs & Benches

Norwegian Kubbestol - Vesterheim

Norwegian Kubbestol – Vesterheim

Norwegian Kubbestol - Vesterheim

Norwegian Kubbestol – Vesterheim

Norwegian Kubbestol - Vesterheim

Norwegian Kubbestol – Vesterheim

Norwegian Kubbestol - Vesterheim

Norwegian Kubbestol – Vesterheim

Norwegian Kubbestol - Vesterheim

Norwegian Kubbestol – Vesterheim

Norwegian Kubbestol - Vesterheim

Norwegian Kubbestol – Vesterheim

Norwegian Kubbestol - Vesterheim

Norwegian Kubbestol – Vesterheim

Norwegian Kubbestol - Vesterheim

Norwegian Kubbestol – Vesterheim

Norwegian kubbestol

Norwegian kubbestol

Skansen, Sweden – Älvros farmstead – bench detail

Skansen, Sweden – Älvros farmstead – primitive bench

Bench from Malungs Folkhögskola

Bench from Malungs Folkhögskola, detail

Dog shaped stool from Nordiska Museet

Other Furniture

A beautiful corner cabinet from Värend, Smäland

Angel cupboard from Nordiska Museet

Cupboard – old room, Malungs Folkhögskola, Sweden

Utensils

Drinking Vessel - Vesterheim

Drinking Vessel – Vesterheim

Drinking Vessel - Vesterheim

Drinking Vessel – Vesterheim

Mangle board - Vesterheim

Mangle board – Vesterheim

Mangle boards - Vesterheim

Mangle boards – Vesterheim

Norwegian wooden beer drinking vessel

Cheese boxes from the Hembygsgård (building museum) in Ryd, Sweden

Drinking Vessel - Vesterheim

Drinking Vessel – Vesterheim

Fixtures and Hardware

Iron candle holder, wall mount, Folklore Village – Wisconsin

Ceiling lamp fixture – Lejsme Pers home – Sweden

Building Details

Malung, old room, trim detail

Chamber bed details – old room – Malungs Folkhögskola, Sweden



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