Japanese Style Keepsake Box in Curly Maple and Figured American Walnut


Curly Maple Japanese Style Keepsake Box

This keepsake box is a scaled down version of a traditional Japanese toolbox, inspired by one of my favorite woodworkers, Adrian Preda. It features a puzzle type lid with a sliding dovetail locking mechanism to keep the box closed.

The main body of the box is Curly Maple, a domestic hardwood that has ripples in the grain which give a three dimensional look. The dovetail key and accents of the box is made of lightly figured Walnut wood, also a domestic hardwood. The pin dowels are made from bamboo, known for its strength and sustainability. The interior box bottom is lined with a blue and white cloth.

The box is finished with a hand rubbed, durable natural oil and wax blend, free of toxins and VOC’s, that leaves a beautiful sheen with a pleasing natural feel to the wood.

This box is perfect for storing pens and pencils, jewelry, sentimental items, as a valet, or perfect to keep as a display piece by itself.

Exterior Dimensions: 7-7/8” long X 4-1/16” wide x 2-7/16” tall
Interior Dimensions: 6-1/2" long X 3-9/16" wide X 1-3/4" tall

I love my craft! And it shows in my work. All of my pieces are handmade by me, one by one, with the highest level of craftsmanship and materials. They are pieces of fine woodworking that can last a lifetime and be handed down from generation to generation.

One last thing, I do custom work! If you see something in my shop that you like, but need it in a different size or wood species, please don’t hesitate to reach out and send me a message, I’d gladly custom make you something that fits your specific needs.

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