Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Chopstick Bowl Tutorial

Hi Welcome all

So I am going to kick off with an easy to make and amazingly beautiful Bowl made of Chopsticks made by Stephan Vigues...chopsticks can you believe it?

Only 30 chopsticks and a piece of wood is used to make a bowl with a contemporary look.

Skill Level

3/4 inch Plywood or pallet wood
30 Chopsticks
the tiniest nail you can find
wood glue

A good jigsaw that cuts with angle, or a regular jigsaw
A file
A compass

How to make it:

On your piece of wood, draw an 8.5 inches circle, if you have the angle cutting jigsaw, cut the circle with 30 degrees angle. If you don't have a jigsaw, you'll have to be patient and with a file, remove enough material to get the 30 degrees angle.


Once this is cut, you did the most difficult part.

Now you need to nail and stick the chopsticks all around the circle like this:

Leave the equivalent of a chopstick between two chopsticks.
A trick to nail easily, is to pre-drill with a tiny drill bit to help the nailing.
And Voila.....


An easy to do project. The nails + glue give a very sturdy creation.

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Eileen Ng-Frumkin said...

Hi, I'm stopping in from Blog Train. I just wanted to tell you how fantastic of a DIY idea that bowl is!


Lindsey said...

I love your Wednesday installments. What a great repurposing idea. said...

Thank you for hosting! I linked up a newer project. Would love to see you at my Meet Me Monday party! Love, Me

Ali said...

The fruit bowl is a great idea. Good luck with WNWNW. Will rack my brain for more ideas. Ali x

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Thanks for the invite, I'm all linked up! I love finding new parties, good luck with your first one!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Cool bowl! Thanks for the tutorial, and thanks for inviting me to the party!

Unknown said...

I love this bowl, what a great idea!!! Now following

Tanya :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun and interesting bowl and a great idea. Thanks so much for inviting me to the party. I'm a little late, but better late than never!

Unknown said...

I just love the look of this unusual bowl! Great tutorial and thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays. Have a super terrific weekend!

Maria said...

What a great idea, so creative!!! I love it! I want to make one too! I'll have to start collecting some chopsticks! Thanks for the inspiration!

Michelle Johnnie said...

That is the coolest chopsticks project I have ever seen. I am featuring this at

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That bowl is awesome! Off to check out some of the other party links!

Unknown said...

Great idea. I predict chopstick bowls under my friends' Christmas trees this year.

Michelle @ Delicate Construction said...

Absolutely fabulous idea!! Amazing and great tutorial! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
Hope you are having a great Monday!

Jill said...

What a pretty bowl! Neat idea!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Annelik Okulum said...

great idea.ı must try one too.thanks.

Stacey said...

Very unique and cool bowl! Thanks for linking up!
Stacey of Embracing Change

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