The bent corner cedar box is a beautiful and utilitarian art form that was nearly lost. The sides of a box are made from one continuous plank, precisely kerfed at three corners and then steam bent at 90°, bringing the two ends together. The insides of the box are usually textured with an adze, and the outsides often decorated with designs which are relief carved and/or painted. Once fitted with a top and bottom, bent corner cedar boxes were traditionally used for storing almost anything from smoked and dried fish, oil, dried seaweed, hunting and fishing equipment, tools, clothing, blankets, rolls of dried cedar bark, and they even served as water canteens and dry storage in canoes.