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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 via email (jmcraftworks@gmail.com) for a custom order and I’d be happy to help with an original design for a special one-of-a-kind handcrafted item, a custom ring box, coin display case & mount, or a keepsake box.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Arts & Crafts Style Keepsake Box

Keepsake box of solid oak with the lid stained black. Shown in this photo with one of our little pendants inside peeking over the edge; this is a good size to help organize important items and keep them close at hand.

This is typical of all my work, using finger joints for assembly and left visible to form a decorative edge. Handmade work is best that shows construction details. As William Morris, the preeminent 19th century Arts & Crafts designer said of his work, “Good citizen's furniture, solid and well made in workmanship and in design having nothing about it that is not easily defensible".

This item has already sold, but please visit our Etsy shop to see other listings.