Viking Wood Carving

Spoons

This page has many different types of spoons of varying types of woods. Several of them are decorated using a technique called kolrosing. This style of decorating spoons and other common wooden items is Scandinavian and traces its roots to the time of the Vikings. After a pattern is drawn on the spoon a very special knife is used to incise the lines of the pattern. Traditionally, coal dust would be rubbed into the lines (hence "kol"- rosing). I use very fine coffee grounds (usually freeze-dried) to add the color. The spoon is then finished with Salad Bowl finish and can either be used as a decorative piece or used in cooking. I recommend gently washing the spoon after use and never allowing it to soak or go in the dishwasher.

Viking Spoons

These spoons are replicas of ones found around Birka, which is just west of Stockholm. Birka was the major trade center of the Norse.

Hard Maple, finished with Salad Bowl Finish.
Patterned after this spoon:
http://mis.historiska.se/mis/sok/fid.asp?fid=181623


Birch, finished with Salad Bowl Finish.
Patterned after this spoon: http://mis.historiska.se/mis/sok/bild.asp?uid=28575


Hard Maple, finished with Salad Bowl Finish.
Patterned after this spoon: http://mis.historiska.se/mis/sok/fid.asp?fid=567348&g=1



Hard Maple, finished with Salad Bowl Finish.

Assorted Spoons







The spoons in the above 5 photos are all birch.


Basswood, Cherry, Elm, Oak

Aspen with hanging hook


Oak


Basswood


Birch


Cherry


Crab apple


Elm


Maple


Oak

Note: all spoons have a food-safe finish.
Hand wash only and do not soak long in water.

Holly Spoon


Basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with beeswax.
Note: this spoon is decorative only and is non-functional.

Pattern by Glenn Stewart