- Boise, Idaho, United States
- Handcrafted woodwork designed for use in storage and display. Boxes, cabinets, display cases and shadowboxes to provide safe environments for collectibles and to help keep special items close at hand. Perfect for small places needing to combine style & storage. Everything listed on my site is completely handmade by me in my shop from scratch. I use mostly recycled & reclaimed wood for my creations and focus on domestic woods and avoid any endangered exotic woods. Please contact me for a custom order and I’d be happy to help with an original design for a special one-of-a-kind handcrafted item.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Current batch of tiny ring boxes, a mix of domestic woods that I was able to find at salvage yards. Reclaimed wood comes in different sizes & thicknesses and there's no telling what you might find at any given time. These little boxes make good use of these fine hardwood scraps and I'm able to give the wood a second life. At the moment, I have about 3 dozen in different stages of completion, with this group being ready to list and the remaining ones still needing sanding and coats of finish. When finished, they include black foam inserts to secure rings in place and the foam is simply pressed in place, meaning it can be easily removed if needed. Most of the interior sizes are based around US Quarters, meaning that they'll easily hold rings up to approximately 1" in diameter, which should accommodate most ring sizes. In my listings, I include coins for scale in case a potential client doesn't know the ring size needed and there's a link to a ring sizing chart on Wikipedia.
Friday, May 23, 2014
The latest group of little boxes, starting with walnut logs I salvaged from a tree taken down in the neighborhood years ago. Most of the things I make are very small so I expect this cord of wood to last for many years.
I start by slicing the rounds into panels and then slicing those into long square strips. After running through the planer, they're cut into individual sections to make into boxes. I add contrasting end pieces of mahogany, teak, cherry, or maple to add a little interest and drill for the magnets that hold the two halves together. After sanding each gets several light coats of clear satin finish and small strips of black foam inside to secure whatever jewelry will go inside. The foam is removable and you can use it to hold a ring in place, or take it out to make room for a necklace, earrings, or charms.
These tiny boxes can be found on my Etsy shop - check out the widget on the left to link to the listings for sale.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
Currently working on a batch of ten custom shadowboxes for a client. These are of oak and use a hidden handle in the top attached to a pane of clear acrylic for glazing. They are designed to hang from the wall with a hidden french cleat. Very clean and minimalist with nothing to distract from the display inside. When the handle is slid down into place, it fits flush with the top edge and is almost invisible. The top photo is of one made and sold earlier and the bottom photo shows the progress on the current group. Scheduled to be done in about a week.