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Christmas Tree Sledge by Tom Hatfield

Christmas Tree Sledge by Tom Hatfield

Still not sure what to do with your left-over Christmas tree? Royal College of Art student Tom Hatfield has turned a few of them into a sledge.

Christmas Tree Sledge by Tom Hatfield

Made from discarded trees Hatfield found around London, the sledge was made using a traditional woodworking technique know as bodging, where wood is worked 'green', without drying or seasoning first.

Christmas Tree Sledge by Tom Hatfield

See also: Christmas Tree Furniture by Fabien Cappello (July 2009)

Christmas Tree Sledge by Tom Hatfield

See more bodging on Dezeen here.

Here's a little text from Hatfield:


Christmas Tree sledge

This Sledge is made from Christmas trees found in on the streets of London. With roughly 1.7 million trees bought for this recent Christmas period, these two-week trees are just discarded every year.  With snow in London becoming a more frequent occurrence, it seemed an appropriate item to use for the season.

Christmas Tree Sledge by Tom Hatfield

Using the primitive skills of a bodger, it opens up an inventive feeling of seeing the resources that are around us. People are not as resourceful as they once where. This sledge can give an excitement to a process that can give confidence that appeals to our creative side.


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Bodging Milano at
Designersblock
Inserper-able by
Rolf Sachs
Christmas Tree Furniture
by Fabien Cappello