Our drawer boxes normally have a main drawer
coming out of a natural (uncut) front. Most have one or more additional
hidden drawers. One type of hidden drawer is located inside of the main
drawer (at the back). Another type is located in the body of the box itself
(to the side). They can be found only if the main drawer is fully removed. You can
view these drawer types on the automated box page.
Making these boxes involves cutting the original piece of wood apart and then, eventually, gluing all the parts back together again in their original positions. The completed box appears just like the original piece except that it now contains at least one drawer. This process does produce seams that are visible to various degrees.
The main drawer will have some type of knob or pull. It can be natural, carved, or glued on. Any hidden drawers are accessed by tipping the the part that holds them.
These boxes may be used for jewelry by some, but are not conventional jewelry boxes. We try to put the largest drawer possible for a given piece, but in also trying to get as many drawers as we can, we end up with mostly small drawers.
Common size ranges: Height 1 to 6 inches; Width 2 - 12"; Depth 2 - 8" (front to back).
Price Range: These boxes are usually priced between $30 and $150.
Twist-top boxes are small - about 2 1/2 inches tall with
an irregular footprint of a few inches. The top half swivels open to
reveal a cavity drilled with a flat-bottomed drill bit. These
holes are near 1 1/2 inches in diameter and about 1 inch deep (pictures at
The top swivels on a bolt thru the bottom which is threaded and glued into the top. A spring washer on the bolt maintains a constant tension for the twist action.
These 'twist-top' boxes we refer to as either a ring box or a stamp box. The ring box can hold one or more rings or other jewelry. The stamp box can hold a roll of 100 self-stick U.S. postage stamps and has a slot on the side for those stamps. The stamp boxes can also be used as ring boxes if you don't mind the slot.
These boxes usually fall in the $15-$25 range.
|Styles (vertical, horizontal, and burl)|
When we use limb wood for drawer boxes we categorize them into 'Verticals'
and 'Horizontals' depending upon the direction the wood grain is running.
Customers sometimes refer to 'Verticals' as 'Stump boxes' and to
'Horizontals' as 'Log boxes'.
These two categories generally do not apply to 'burl' boxes unless some portion has obvious grain direction.