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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, April 18, 2013

Reclaimed Walnut and Mahogany Keepsake Box

Tall Box of black walnut and mahogany
Reclaimed Walnut and Mahogany Keepsake Box. The sides use a contrasting combination of mahogany and walnut and the lid and bottom are of black walnut. The lid pivots on solid brass pins and rests at a convenient angle when open. The mahogany was recycled and came from a business here in town that reclaims lumber from demolished houses. The walnut is from a tree that the city cut down in our neighborhood. I cut these woods into panels, planed them smooth and handmade this box from scratch. Features overlapping joints and completely assembled with waterproof glue to last a lifetime. Hand-sanded and given several coats of clear satin finish. This box is finished and ready to ship immediately.

Dimensions: 4 inches (102mm) wide x 4 3/4 inches (120mm) deep x 7 1/4 inches (184mm) tall.