The faerdie maet box is a traditional design of picnic box which is similar to the shaker style boxes which were common in the USA. This style of box is inspired by the Scandinavia ‘Tine’ box. We were also helped in the design of this by a Norwegian intern call Gjermund who had learned their traditional technics back home in southern Norway.

The thin timber sides are soaked in hot water to make the fibers pliable and then they are bent around a mould to the correct shape.

There are several examples of this in the Shetland Museum and we thought it would be great to carry on the tradition. The Shetlandic name has a Scandinavian origin as in Norwegian today, ‘ferdig mat’ means ready food or take away!


They are available in ash with oak handles and supports in several sizes

Oval 300mmx 175mm x 225mm

Large Ellipse 300mm x 185mm x 230mm

Medium ellipse 280mm x 160mm x 210mm