Keepsake Boxes    



Birdseye Maple and Wenge, Dovetailed Corners


Curly Maple and Wenge, Dovetailed Corners

(Click any photo for a close-up view)


These keepsake boxes can be used to hold a variety of prized or delicate items.  One of the exciting aspects of building decorative boxes like these is the ability to use exotic lumber species that may otherwise be cost-prohibitive in larger projects.  Intriguing wood combinations seen in the photos on this page include African wenge plus birdseye maple or African wenge plus curly maple.  Please take a look at the close-up photos to fully appreciate the beauty of these distinctive woods.

The through-dovetail joinery used on the box corners is both decorative and functional.  By using contrasting wood species seen in the above photos, you can appreciate the details of the dovetail joints and the precision with which they fit together.  Similarly, the box lids are built with raised center panels, allowing the wood species to be combined and providing further visual interest to the design.

These keepsake boxes are felt lined, but do not have any internal dividers.  The bottom of the box is also covered with felt to prevent any marring of the surface it is placed on.  These boxes utilize polished, solid brass hinges which are recessed so they are nearly invisible from the outside.

Approximate Dimensions

Typically, these boxes are 13" long, 9" wide, and 5" tall.  Sizes will usually vary so that you have a selection to choose from.

Related Items

Check the Decorative Boxes page for other box styles and display cases.


$125 to $155, depending on size and wood species used.

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