Scandinavian and Shaker style bentwood boxes, carriers, and trays.

Scandinavian bentwood has a rich tradition in Norway, as well as other countries in the region. You may have heard the word 'Tine' used to describe Norwegian style covered boxes. The word Tine is pronounced tee-nah, and means "kit box" in Norwegian. Their history dates back to 800 AD. Many examples of old Tines can be seen at the Vesterheim museum in Decorah, Iowa

Shaker style bentwood, came on the scene at the end of the 1700s and early 1800s, after the Shakers came to America to escape religious persecution. The style underscores the simple life style that the Shakers lived.

Each piece is one of a kind. If you are interested in more than one, I may be able to reproduce more, but please contact me first before you order.

Please browse though my gallery and check out my work. The pieces shown in this portfolio are avalible. As pieces sell, I will move them to my archive portfolio where you can still see them. Thanks for your interest. Jim Anderson

Long Dragon Tine
Long Dragon Tine
Long Dragon Tine
Long Dragon Tine
Long Dragon Tine
Dresser Tray 8
Dresser Tray 8 inside
Divided Carrier
Divided Carrier 6
Small Divided Carrier No. 7
No. 3 Tall Snap Tine
Prairie Bear Tine
No. 3 Snap Tine
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Long Dragon Tine

Long Dragon Tine

This is one of my more challenging boxes. It turned out very nice and will look handsome displayed in your home or office. I have added other pictures of the same box, so you can see some of the details.

It is finished with a tough Tung oil and urethane.

6.5"H x 22"W x 2.25"D

$495 Buy Now

Photo by J. Anderson

Long Dragon Tine

Long Dragon Tine

Back side

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Long Dragon Tine

Long Dragon Tine

Inside of box showing two dividers.

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Long Dragon Tine

Long Dragon Tine

Another view of the inside.

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Long Dragon Tine

Long Dragon Tine

detail pic showing one of the dragon heads.

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Dresser Tray 8

Dresser Tray 8

Another of my popular trays. This one is made from Cherry and Curly Maple with a wood-burned branch design on the inside. See the next picture to see the inside.

2.75"H x 9"W x 5.5"D

$75 Buy Now

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Dresser Tray 8 inside

Dresser Tray 8 inside

This is the inside of the previous picture, showing the wood-burned design.

2.75"H x 9"W x 5.5"D

$75 Buy Now

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Divided Carrier

Divided Carrier

This is a new carrier I recently finished. These divided carriers are very popular, and I enjoy making them very much. The wood-burned grain design on the divider/handle is done on both sides, and colored with a bit of acrylic paint. Than I finish the piece with a few coats of clear Tung oil and urethane. It is made from Cherry and Curly Maple.

5.5"H x 11.25"W x 8.25"D

$145 Buy Now

Photo by J. Anderson

Divided Carrier 6

Divided Carrier 6

This is a smaller sized carrier that has become very popular. It is made from Cherry and Quilted Maple.

4"H x 9.25"W x 6.5"D

$90 Buy Now

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Small Divided Carrier No. 7

Small Divided Carrier No. 7

This is a smaller version of my popular larger carriers. It makes a great wedding or anniversary gift, or to just adorn your home.

It is made from Maple and Birdseye Maple. The wood-burned and colored grass design is on both sides of the divider.

It has a tough and durable tung oil and urethane finish.

4"H x 9.25"W x 6.5"D

$95 Buy Now

Photo by J. Anderson

No. 3 Tall Snap Tine

No. 3 Tall Snap Tine

This is one of my newer Tines. It is a little taller for its diameter than my other boxes, with a new and different handle. It is made from Birdseye Maple and Quilted Maple with a hand rubbed tung oil and urethane finish.

You open this style box by flexing the horse head side piece away from the top, and lifting up. I know it sounds odd, but it works very easily, once you get the hang of it. There is a hang tag that has instructions.

6.5"H x 13.5"W x 5.5"D

$475 Buy Now

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Prairie Bear Tine

Prairie Bear Tine

One of my most unusual box, with a bear for the handle, carved in the Zuni Indian style. The side pieces, are reminiscent of the prow of the Oseberg Viking Long Boat.. It uses a snap lock to keep the top on, and has a hang tag that tells you how to open it. (very easy) It is made from Cherry and African Bubinga, and has a tung oil and urethane finish.

6.5"H x 16"W x 6.5"D

$575 Buy Now

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No. 3 Snap Tine

No. 3 Snap Tine

This is a very pretty box made with my favorite wood combination, Birdseye Maple and Maple Burl. It is made in a very traditional Norwegian style, with a snap lock top, and finished with a hand rubbed tung oil and urethane.

5.5"H x 13.5"W x 5.75"D

$375 Buy Now

Photo by J. Anderson