How To Make Greenwood Shrink Pots
Explore the magic of wet-dry joinery by making shrink pots with Maine woodworker Danielle Rose Byrd.
Synopsis: Explore the magic of wet-dry joinery by making shrink pots with Maine woodworker Danielle Rose Byrd. Shrink pots are a straightforward way to try green woodworking while making something useful and decorative for your home. First, the pot is roughed out from a wet log, then, once it has been hollowed out, the bottom is added. The dry bottom fits in a groove in the wet wood, and as the pot dries out, it shrinks for a tight fit.
Making shrink pots is a great, straightforward green woodworking project that relies on the magic of wet-dry joinery. After hollowing a wet round, you let it shrink as it loses moisture, trapping a dry solid-wood bottom within. I love the intersection of utility and beauty, so the limitless options that shrink pots present are very appealing to me. They’re commonly used to hold dry goods, pencils, candy, cat treats (at…