Friday, December 7, 2012

Berry Boxes In The Making

It's been busy in the hilbarn shed this week. We finally decided on the design for our new limited edition Berry Box. The last two years we've recycled fence palings but there seem to be less of them around these days. This year, we've chosen pine along with these lengths of beautiful Tasmanian myrtle veneer we were lucky enough to pick up for a song from a Launceston timber yard. So far, no nails. We're weaving the peachy myrtle veneer together to form a base. Next step: to join the sides. It only took us three weeks, and a few heated discussions, to make them work and look the way we wanted them to. And after three prototypes, we got it right. Repetitive tasks are interesting. Like starting a bush walk or mountain climb. For the first half hour you think you're never going to make it, but once you're in the groove, the task seems to complete itself. Come back on Christmas Eve to see them finished and filled with luscious local berries, ripe for the table on Christmas Day.

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