These boxes are finely crafted from genuine hardwoods. Each box is unique. The boxes are strong and made of solid hardwoods. All boxes (including the inlays) are made personally by me in my workshop in Monroe, North Carolina. I start by selecting unusually figured woods, and make several similar-sized boxes at a time. This way I can save set-up time for the different jigs and tools, and I can finish the boxes all at once. Otherwise the time involved would be prohibitive. The last 5 boxes took me about 30 hours, so about an average of 6 hours per box is not bad. I won't get rich making these things, but the small profits add up.



Small keepsake box about 10 X 6 X 3 inches.
This is a sapele (Africa) box with zebrawood, sapele and holly inlays.
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Price: $165.00




Small keepsake box about 10 X 6 X 3 inches.
This is a sapele (Africa) box with sapele and holly inlays.
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Price: $170.00



Small keepsake box about 10 X 6 X 3 inches.
This is an American Cherry box with walnut, holly and cherry inlays.
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Price: $165.00



Small keepsake box about 10 X 6 X 3 inches.
This is an American Cherry box with walnut, holly and cherry inlays.
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Price: $165.00



Small keepsake box about 10-1/2 X 6-1/2 X 3-1/2 inches.
This is a spalted maple box with a different tone spalted maple inlay banding. The 8 dovetail corner inserts are made of wenge, and are functional (strengthening the corner joints), as well as decorative.
The finish is amazing and exceptionally smooth, being hand french-polished. Hardware is solid brass.
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Price: $155.00



Small keepsake box about 6 X 8 X 3 inches.
This is a curly maple box with an 8-point star inlay, and Walnut Burl and Satinwood top. Inlay bandings are 1/8" wide sapele/holly, and the 1/8" stringing inlay is also sapele. All woods are thoroughly dried prior to construction. Dovetail key splines of Sapele (Africa) are used to join the sides which are constructed from the same piece of wood so the grain matches on all sides. The figured top is constructed from a laminated wood (for stability - this will not warp!). The top fits the bottom perfectly as the box was made as one unit, and the top cut from the bottom afterwards. The finish is a very smooth and durable polyurethane. Hardware is solid brass. The inside-bottom is lined with red ultra suede.
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Price: $185.00     **** SOLD ****


This is a sapele (Africa, mahogany-like) box with a hand-made fan inlay (inlay is hot-sand shaded maple and ebony), ebony stringing, and zebrawood inlay bandings. The figured top is constructed from a laminated wood (for stability). The top is highly figured sapele wood. 8 ebony (Africa) dovetail keys provide structural strength as well as a nice look. The sides are constructed from the same piece of solid sapele so the grain matches on all sides. The top fits the bottom perfectly as the box was made as one unit, and the top cut from the bottom afterwards. The finish is very smooth, and impervious to water or alcohol being done with polyurethane. Hardware is solid brass. The inside-bottom is lined with red ultra suede. All construction and inlays are made personally by me.
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Price: *** SOLD ***


Small keepsake box about 5 X 8 X 2 inches.
This is a birds-eye maple box with a hand-made Federal-style half-round fan (made from heat-sand-shaded maple, ebony and holly), with ebony stringing around the perimiter of the sides. The figured top is constructed from a solid piece of bird's-eye maple. This is a very highly figured piece with a dense pattern of bird's-eyes. It does have a few hairline cracks which is normal for a highly figured piece, but the tiny cracks have been sealed with epoxy and will remain stable. The top fits the bottom perfectly as the box was made as one unit, and the top cut from the bottom afterwards. The finish is very smooth, being hand french-polished with a top coat of clear wiping polyeurethane. Hardware is solid brass.
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Price: $100.00     *** SOLD ***


Cigar Humidor. See more pictures of this box.
Price: $650.00 *** SOLD ***



Cremation Urn (example)

This is an example of a wood cremation urn. Outside dimensions are approximately 12 X 8 X 6" deep. This one has an interior space of about 200 cubic inches.
I will make one to your specifications, out of any kind of wood you like (if it is available). This particular one is made from bird's-eye maple with a mahogany banding embedded with small holly crosses. The top is designed to be a tight, friction fit to the bottom, making a tight seal, similar to a fit found in cigar humidors. Once together, it is a bit difficult to get apart. The side are jointed with hand-cut dovetails. The sides are constructed from the same piece of wood so the grain matches on all sides. The top fits the bottom perfectly as the box was made as one unit, and the top cut from the bottom afterwards. The finish is very smooth, being french-polished with a top coat of hand-rubbed polyeurethane. Approximate cost on a box such as this would be about $435. Price would vary depending upon the species of wood and desired inlays. Turn-around time would be approximately one month.
If you are interested in such a box, please call me at 704-221-2147, or Send me an email
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