made of wood date back to at least ancient Biblical times and include the Arc of the Covenant in which the Ten Commandments on the stone tablets were kept. Unfortunately, that box has been misplaced. The boxes featured here are not of that class, but nevertheless they are still nice.
What you'll see here are only examples of some of the boxes I've made and carved. The light colored Alder box is one of a series of carved boxes I made in the late '70's. It's about six and a half inches square at the top and about three inches high. There were three of them, each with a different carving on the top, but similar in style. One was stolen from the shop where it was for sale, and if by any chance anyone knows anything of it, please email me and let me know.
The carved Redwood box is from another series featuring chip carving patterns on the top, and they were a lot of fun to make, as I enjoy chip carving. When it's done right, it looks great, but if the layout and execution aren't nearly perfect, any flaw draws the eye right to it. The open box is from another series that I got into, and features jewelry quality Redwood burl tops and leather lined interiors. The box body features a variety of woods, mostly oak and alder, and a couple of fiddleback Maple ones. All are unique and made with precision craftsmanship. The ones I have left have lift-off tops as opposed to hinged tops, and are $45 each. I'll try to get some better pictures of them later.
The last box on the page is a commissioned piece for the Brookdale Lodge here in the San Lorenzo Valley, a wonderful place with a terraced dining area leading down to the stream that runs right through it. The box is for the registration book and is leather lined and pocketed on the inside, has carved edges on the outside with a brass strip inlaid around the perimeter, and a leather field with an applique of the logo made from Curly Maple, Walnut, Redwood, Ebony, Ivory, Serpentine, and small polished stones. It's a fine piece of work, and apparently the last owner thought so too, as he took it with him, so you won't see it if you visit the Lodge.
Again, commissions are welcome.