Knife Box

Handmade wooden box - custom woodwork

I thought I would make a box for my dad, to keep his old combat knife in.  I miscalculated the interior dimensions though, so needed to make a second one of the proper size.  Not a terrible mistake though, as the other box holds other small items and looks just as nice as the gift given to my dad!

Christmas Boxes

Handmade wooden box

I made a couple boxes for Christmas gifts this year.  Here they are! This watch box features a glass lid for displaying a man’s fancy watches, as well as a special place underneath for keeping rings and other small valuables.  I made it with oak (stained dark) and maple. This jewelry box was made specifically for hanging necklaces while still fitting on the shelf of a young lady’s desk.  It is somewhat rustic looking with it’s box joints and brass hardware.  I made it from some hardwood pallet wood, that I think may be cherry, but I am not certain.  I’m really happy with the instant heirloom look this piece took when it was finally done and rubbed down with a bit of tung oil.

Reclaimed Wood Table

Wooden table - reclaimed wood

This table is made not only from reclaimed pallet wood, but from the scraps of other pallet wood projects.  It was a fun challenge to get the absolute MOST out of the material.  The table stands at about 2 feet tall and might be perfect for holding up a couple beverages on a deck, dock or patio.

Up-Cycled Window Box

Upcycled window box

Old windows + old pallet wood + some paint and creativity = up-cycled window box. Wall mountable, or stand alone, this up-cycled window box is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Chalk painted with Folk Art paint in oatmeal.

Pizza Peel

Handmade pizza peel - custom woodwork

We love pizza!  Making it at home is even better!  So I made this pizza peel that works as a cutting/serving board as well.  Finished with a food safe mix of mineral oil and beeswax, it makes getting hot pies out of the oven safer, easier, and fun(er?)!

Another Box

Handmade wooden box - custom woodwork

Solid Black Walnut, with a Maple handle for the lid.

A Box for Nigel

Handmade wooden box - custom woodwork

For Nigel’s birthday I wanted to give him something handmade and special. This box I made from Black Walnut, Maple, and Cherry, with a cedar lining.  It features a hinged lid, movable tray and a “secret” compartment.  The day after his birthday, it was already filled with important things like pocket change (undoubtedly stolen from my jar), his wallet, a couple photos, and bubble gum.

Making the Best of a Mistake

Handmade wooden box - custom woodwork

Sometimes we make mistakes. While building a table from pallet wood, I was experimenting with a new technique and ended up ruining the table top. The boards were too thin for making a table, but good for making this box. So, this is how I’ve made the most of my mistake!