I don’t watch an awful lot of telly these days, especially with new arrival baby Will in our household but I did manage to catch a couple of old favourites this week.
Ray Mears visited the Canadian Pacific coast in his BBC2 show Northern Wilderness this Sunday evening and even had time to make some storage boxes during his trip. Ray was invited to try his hand at a traditional Canadian technique to make a cedar lidded storage box from a single piece of wood.
The amazing technique involved taking a single plank of cedar and chiselling out a channel where each corner of the storage box will eventually be, but at the same time leaving a thin slither of wood at each corner intact. The plank is then gently steamed for several hours and this thin skin of wood becomes pliable and can be bent into a right angle to form the corners of the storage box. When dry the malleable steamed cedar becomes very had and forms a very sturdy and beautiful storage box which is graced with traditional eagle, fish and wool symbols.
In search of some decent trashy TV, I also settled down in front of STORE Distribution Manger Julie’s favourite ITV2 show Gossip Girl this week. Sad and mad as I am about clever use of space for decent storage I was delighted to see that Gossip girl’s Patrick Roberts had a walk-in wardrobe full of our lovely wooden elfa decor shelving or perhaps in the vernacular of Gossip Girl herself I should say:
“Spotted! STORE’s very own elfa decor shelving gracing the walk-in wardrobe of bad boy Patrick Roberts, XOXO”