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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 at my Etsy site for a custom order and I’d be happy to help with an original design for a special one-of-a-kind handcrafted item.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Latest batch of little ring boxes. A continuation of my design based on larger boxes which use contrasting woods and thin walls. I've been producing these for about 2 years and they're found on my Etsy store.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Custom Ring Box - Brazilian Cherry and Black Walnut

A custom box for rings. Built from scratch for a collector to house 3 large rings and made using reclaimed Brazilian Cherry and Black Walnut hardwoods. The bottom half has a folded strip of black foam to grip the rings and hold them securely in place. I use this in all my ring boxes as it's attractive, it's soft but grips really well and it's removable.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Featured on VK Designs Blog

VK Designs is a fantastic jewelry shop in Portland, Oregon, and I've been lucky to offer some of my ring boxes with their work. The latest commission was for 20 small ring boxes stained jet black, both single & double ring sizes. They were gracious enough to post information about the boxes and here's a link to their blog. If you're in the Portland area, be sure to contact them for an appointment to view their work. It's all handmade using recycled materials and free-trade gemstones.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Latest commission
for 20 ring boxes, all stained jet black. Ten are single ring boxes and ten are double ring boxes, all using black walnut and all with foam inserts to grip rings.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Handmade Mahogany and Spalted Maple Jewelry Box

Handmade Mahogany and Spalted Maple Jewelry Box
Handmade Mahogany and Spalted Maple Jewelry Box

Not taking up too much space, this little box is still large enough to hold several rings and a bracelet.  Two of the three compartments have foam inserts that can be easily taken out if not needed.  The two halves of the box are secured with magnets on each corner, making it easy to pop open and snap shut.  No latches, hinges, clasps, just a very minimal design that shows off the mahogany and spalted maple.

Listed on Etsy.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Small Jewelry Box

Small Handmade Walnut Wooden Jewelry Box
A small handmade hardwood box just big enough to hold one or two special items. Based on the tiny ring boxes I've been selling, these are slightly larger versions that can be used to keep a few items close at hand.

Friday, June 27, 2014

More Ring Boxes

Handmde Wooden Ring Boxes, Walnut, Maple, Cherry, Mahogany, Acacia
The latest group of little boxes, again, using salvaged woods. Black Walnut, from a tree the city took out in our neighborhood; Mahogany, Acacia, Maple, Cherry, all from two recycling places here in town. And scraps of various woods from past projects. It's great to be able to give perfectly good hardwood a second life instead of sending it to the scrap bin.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Matched Pair of Burl Oak Boxes

Matched Pair of Burl Oak Boxes
Handmade by slicing open a figured piece of oak and making two lids to show off the dramatic grain hidden within. The boxes are identical in size and shape. Listed on Etsy.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Another Dozen Little Ring Boxes

Another Dozen Little Ring Boxes

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.