Every box is made of solid white oak, individually handmade and a one of a kind piece; our boxes offer an artisan and high-end alternative to the mass produced wish boxes and wooden chests on the market.
As the rest of our creations, The Wish Box is entirely made with recycled solid oak reclaimed from discarded French wine barrels; every stave is individually sanded back to its original wood and creatively reinvented.
The Wish Box’s top is made with wine barrel staves that define its velvety and attractive silhouette; it closes with a heavy-duty antique brass neat latch and it’s complete of brass hinges for easy opening.
On both sides of the latch an inconspicuous slot allows the cards to be discreetly and easily dropped into the box. We would be able to place longer slots on the sides of the box if preferred, please contact us for pictures of an example of such customization.
The box featured in our listing is stained with a rich cherry chocolate color; mahogany and golden oak colors are also available on request (for your reference: last photo of a box with name plate is in mahogany color); the inside of every box it’s stained with the wine previously contained in the barrel.
As for the piece featured in our listing, we offer the option of adding a very unique element of personalization with a custom hand painted décor (see one example in the pics) either on the underside of the lid or on the outside of the box; please contact us for details and additional photos of previous works. This personalization adds $40 to the item’s price.
We also offer the possibility of adding a brass name plate w/ engraved names and date at additional costs (about $55), see an example of it in the last photo.
Also available on request the use of a latch with a mini lock to secure the box. Contact us for details on the cost and photo of the latch & lock available.
Total measurements are:
About 13 1/8” length, about 11” height, about 10 1/4” width; inner space is about 10X12”; The slots opening is about 4 3/4”
(Each barrel stave’s size is different so the proportions are ALWAYS approximate)
The box can be made in a smaller size if requested.
The Wish Box makes a great and original wedding present in itself and its versatility allows to be enjoyed to keep, store and organize all sorts of things while becoming also a very attractive and elegant piece of home décor.
The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create. Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave.
As no one barrel band is the same, each piece might show natural imperfections, slight variations in color, grain & dimensions, all adding to the uniqueness of every item.
We love the fact that we are able to help the environment by recycling the raw material and to turn it into an object of ‘practical elegance’ at the same time.
We welcome your requests for customized orders, special commissions and personalized ideas.
Every piece is made to order, please allow about 5/6 weeks for manufacturing plus delivery time.
Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.