Bespoke wooden boxes, designed & custom made to order for your individual needs. Some small boxes are in stock for immediate sale.
They can also be personalised with engraved monograms, initials or your company logos.
I’ve made quite a few over the past 15 years. This is just a small sample including some Keepsake boxes, Document storage, Book presentation boxes, Cufflinks boxes, Jewellery boxes & Ashes Boxes handcrafted by me from the finest timber using traditional joinery techniques. Have a look in my shop if you are after a box to buy now as I sometimes have a few in stock.
Built to last a lifetime and beyond! Most of my bespoke boxes are designed to suit your needs then individually handcrafted to order. There is currently a long waiting list so if you need something in a hurry or for a bargain price I suggest you look elsewhere. I love making boxes although I’m usually busy making signs these days. If you still see the value in skilled hand made work and don’t mind waiting then please contact me to discuss making a box especially for your needs.
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These Yasi boxes are the style I’m making at the moment while I have a supply of the reclaimed timber available. Rare Australian rain-forest timber salvaged from council cleanup after cyclone Yasi in QLD combined with redgum from a very old fence post in Victoria.
There’s just something about a box.
Crafted from a beautiful piece of solid timber.
I don’t think I’m the only one who feels this way…
People love boxes; the way they look, the warmth and feel of smooth wood, the aroma of fine timbers and wax polish, the beautiful depth of grain, even the sound they make as the lid closes is a pleasure to hear. You can’t find quality like this in the shops anymore. If you have a precious item you need to protect for a lifetime, or simply need a place to store your own jewellery, then why not have one designed and crafted for you just the way you like?
The depth and natural colours of finely crafted solid timber cannot be matched.
The Davinci Code Sequel – Dan Brown
Random House Book Launch
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
I was very proud to be part of this historic event for such a famous book author – Dan Brown.
This box pictured here in the gallery was made for Random House Publishers for the launch of Dan Brown’s sequel to The Davinci Code.
Random House described it as ‘the best book launch ever’ and were very happy with the box custom made for them. It was featured on the Sunrise program with a live cross to the event in Melbourne Australia. An article was also published in the Herald Sun newspaper.
- Solid Tasmanian Blackwood (not veneer)
- Black satin lining
- Engraved brass plaque
- Fitted brass mortise lock
These are just a few examples of wooden boxes custom made to order, please read the notes below on previous designs or have a look at the new range of red gum hardwood boxes made in Australia and ready to order now.
Most of the boxes shown are custom made one off pieces, made to order to customers requests, please enjoy the photo albums below
Tea Storage Box
This box below features a raised panel solid timber lid design with dividers for storing favourite teas. SOLD – Custom made for a customer in the UK
Raised Panel Lid
This box above is an example of a solid timber raised panel lid.
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- Tasmanian Blackwood
- Danish Oil & Wax – hand polished finish
- Quality screwed on rubber feet
Glass lid display boxes
Pen Display Box – Jarrah
This custom made pen display box featured a glass lid to view the most precious pen collection mounted in a lift out tray with royal blue felt lining.
- 2 trays stacked so you can swap the top layer.
- Reclaimed Jarrah (old railway maintenance shed beam).
- Felt lined to protect your most precious pens while still being able to show them off on your desk.
Red Gum boxes for sale
Body is Red Gum. Lids are Burl, Tasmanian Blackwood Fiddle-back and selected rare local species such as Stringybark Burl. Watch this space or my social media for availability, they usually sell quickly so don’t miss out!
This box below is now available to order in the Wooden Box Shop
BOXES FROM SOLID TIMBER
Don’t be fooled by veneered or stained timber – Many box makers use stained wood, MDF, or ply, in my opinion it has no depth of grain and is usually a cheap glue backed veneer on a man-made board full of toxins and bonding agents. Some do it quite well and I occasionally use a thin slice of solid timber (veneer) on some flat lid style boxes. I never use the pre-cut glue backed veneer and prefer to cut my own from boards with interesting grain patterns which allows more flexibility and is adhered to last a life time using modern PVA cross-linking adhesive technology.
“I personally prefer boxes made with traditional joinery methods, using solid timber and hand cut dovetailed corners.”
Andrew Wilkerson – box maker based in Victoria, posting worldwide.
Specialising in old time joinery techniques, Andrew takes time to ensure that you’re getting the finest crafted quality piece available in the world. If you need something special and can’t find anyone to make it to the old time quality standards we used to expect before the days of cheap mass production then look no further.
Some examples below have an estimated price range.
Please enjoy browsing the photo albums below
This Cuff Links Box is an example of Andrew’s custom made boxes
Solid Brass Plate Engraved
Cuff Links Storage Boxes
– This custom made wooden box pictured above was made using a flat lid design with a personalised brass name plate. SOLD
Beautiful Tasmanian Blackwood with mitre insert joinery & royal blue felt lining. The cuff links tray lifts out to reveal a compartment for storing watches or jewelery.
- Ideal gift idea for men –
For the man who has everything and now needs a place to keep it all.
Price range for a custom made felt lined box with lift out tray $900-$1200 depending on details, timber selection and size. Fitted locks and brass plaques extra. Hardware available in Solid Brass or Silver/Nickel Plated.
Document Boxes – more pics soon!
Precious Film Script Box
A similar box can be made to store any A4 sized documents. Holds a large number of sheets if needed. Modern sleek design for your most precious documents or historical movie scripts.
- Royal Blue Satin Lining
- Solid Brass Engraved Plaque
More examples of Custom made boxes
individually crafted to your requirements
RAAF Presentation Box
Solid Tasmanian Blackwood raised panel lid design
Satin lined cradle to hold a polished brass inert canon round for an FA/18 Hornet fighter plane, engraved brass plaque with message.
Rosewood-Raised-Panel Lid, Tasmanian Blackwood Sides, Silver Quadrant Hinges, Dovetail Joinery, Royal Blue felt lining – SOLD
Australian materials throughout.
The boxes on this website are all examples of custom made work, they are priced according to the amount of time needed to make them using the finest joinery, timber and finishing techniques. If you’re after a cheap bargain please look somewhere else.
Boxes can be made to order in various styles – Display boxes, anniversary gifts, certificate boxes, jewellery boxes anything you can imagine, let me know your ideas and I should be able to work something out for you.
PRICE RANGE – Custom Made Boxes
My hand made boxes with trays, divisions, felt lining etc, are hand crafted with many hours of skill patience and care, some designs above take weeks to finish properly and polish to a high standard. If you would like a box made from the finest materials using quality timber & joinery, designed to last a life time then please understand that they take time to make and are priced accordingly.
Please do not expect me to fit within a small budget, if you are after a cheaper box, perhaps a small one that does not require so much work. The pre-made boxes in my shop may be more suitable for those on a budget.
Small Wooden Boxes
There’s something about a small box crafted from a beautiful piece of solid timber. Here’s a picture of a tiny wooden broach box I made recently.
People love boxes, even the sound they make as they slam shut is a pleasure to hear. You can’t find quality like this in the shops anymore. If you have a precious item you need to protect for a lifetime, or simply need a place to store your own jewelery then why not have one made for you just the way you like?
The depth and natural colour of crafted solid timber cannot be matched.
This small box below features a tinted 4 mm thick glass lid and mitre insert joinery, the felt lining on the inside of the lid is removable to allow the stone to be viewed through the glass top.
Photos of this box will be up again soon… sorry! View Instagram for latest work, this is all old work from when I first started.
Tasmanian Blackwood laminated onto 4 mm MDF with a lift off lid design (no hinge or catch) Tinted wax finish.
A solid timber version would have been too expensive so this was made to fit the customer’s budget.
- This one below is solid Tas Blackwood timber with hinges and a tiny magnetic catch. The lid has been laser engraved with part of the Tennessee flag
Total size 50mm square (external dimensions)
Custom made to order with laser engraved logo – This box was sent to the USA approximate price $150-200
Discuss your box making needs by using the contact page on this website or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmentally friendly wooden boxes
Designed & crafted in Heyfield Victoria 3858 – Exporting worldwide.
Proudly Australian made & owned using Australian materials & labor.
Handcrafted finished & polished by hand with natural oils & waxes (and a whole lot of elbow grease!)
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