Tea Boxes

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Designed for Bags of Tea

I really enjoy creating these boxes. The first seven went out as gifts last Christmas. It's the only design I've bothered to duplicate, so, there's your proof. The second batch was finished in September 2020.

I let the personality of each unique piece of wood take center stage with this design. These boxes feature:

  • Hand-cut, "finger" aka "lapped" joints for the corners.

  • Rabbit joints for the base and lids.

  • Wrap-around-grain, the result of resawing the stock

  • Multiple coats of shellac, with paste wax on top

  • Hand-cut chamfers on all edges

I have numbered them to help with identification.


Number 8

Black Walnut box with Ambrosia Maple Lid and Bottom

$80 SOLD

The walnut is interesting becauseit has the multiple colors in the grain that walnut is known for.

I love Ambrosia Maple because of the fact that the discolorations and stripes are due to the ambrosia beatle. It makes it home in maple trees and you can see the small tunnels clear through the board on the top. It represents natures inherant beauty.

Number 9

Black Walnut box with Ambrosia Maple Lid and Bottom

$80 SOLD

The walnut is interesting because of the circular shapes in the grain.

This ambrosia maple lid is more subtle with lots of the milky-white sapwood showing and a little bit of brown from the beetles.

Number 10

Black Walnut box with Purpleheart Lid and Bottom

$80 SOLD

The walnut is interesting because of the neat little knot.

The purpleheart lids and bottom make this is rich, elegant box.

Number 11

Black Walnut box with Cherry Lid and Bottom

$80

The walnut is interesting because of the beautiful figure in the walnut grain where a knot has caused compression. This creates an effect that looks like a suns beams shining out of the top of the box. You can see a bit of what's left of a knot on the other side that has been filled with epoxy. This is a very unique box.

The rift-sawn cherry lids and bottom contain subtle lines that allow the figured walnut get all of the attention by offering a warm color to complement it.

Number 12

$80 SOLD

Ambrosia Maple box with Walnut Lid and Bottom

This piece of ambrosia maple has many discolorations from the beetles. All sorts of browns, greys, blues, and greens, streak through the box with their small beetle holes telling you why.

The walnut matches the streaks greatly and gives this piece some color continuity.

Number 13

European Beach box with Curly Maple Lid and Bottom

$75 SOLD

This board of European Beach has a classy, tan look that is broken up by the small, darker, lines within.

The curly maple lids are milky white, with compressed grain that gives it a 3-diminsional, tiger stripe look.

Number 14

European Beach box with Ambrosia Maple Lid and Bottom

$75 SOLD

The European Beach has a classy, tan look that is broken up this time by the large, beetle tunnel running lengthwise.

The curly maple lids are milky white, with compressed grain that gives it a 3-diminsional, tiger stripe look.

Number 15

Ambrosia Maple Box with Cherry Lid and Bottom

$70 SOLD

I love Ambrosia Maple because of the fact that the discolorations and stripes are due to the ambrosia beatle. It makes it home in maple trees and you can see the small tunnels clear through sides of the box. It represents natures inherant beauty.

The rift-sawn cherry is a warm compliment to the contrast in the colors of the box. Notice, a flaw on the bottom. A bit of tear-out. Not horrible, but I thought I'd mention it and show the spot.

Number 16

Purpleheart Box with Walnut Lid and Bottom

$80 SOLD

Purpleheart is a hardwood that grows in South America. It has a natural, purple color that is breathtakingly beautiful. This box is no exception,

This particular piece of walnut was chosen for its purple undertones. It also has small beetle holes in it.

Number 17

Purpleheart Box with Curly Maple Lid and Bottom

$80 SOLD

Purpleheart is a hardwood that grows in South America. It has a natural, purple color that is breathtakingly beautiful. This box is no exception,

The curly maple lids are milky white, with compressed grain that gives it a 3-diminsional, tiger stripe look.