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This is a special box. The top piece of tiger maple has the most distinctive mineral streak that I've ever seen in tiger maple. It immediately reminded me of the bat in "The Natural" as it has that lightening bolt look. I purchased that board many years ago and have held on to it until making this box.

I find that pictures just don't capture the real life appeal of my boxes so I shoot videos when I can. Please see video of this box here:

Tiger maple provides some of the of the most dramatic and dynamic appearance’s seen in wood. The appearance of tiger maple shimmers and changes when the lighting source and/or angle of viewing of changes. Pictures can’t really capture this dynamic behavior... if you want to see what I'm talking about, please see the video I've taken of this box referenced below.

The joinery on this box is miters with Ebony miter keys which have a dual purpose in adding both a decorative element as well as making the miter joint stronger.

The bottom of this box is lined with a quality black leather which draws on the Ebony miter keys in this cohesive design. My interiors are precision fit and installed.

Finished with a variety of products to enhance the tiger maple grain as well as provide a high-gloss appearance. Finishing is the most variable and potentially complex part of woodworking. I easily spend the majority of time in my builds in finishing (especially boxes like this with the high gloss finish). Many stages... many products are involved in order to achieve what you see in my final products.

Photos taken with flash.

Exterior Dimensions: 10″ x 7″ x 4″
Interior Dimensions: 9.5″ x 6.25″ x 3″
Depth of Bottom Portion of Box: 2″

See what my customers say in my feedback: www.etsy.com/people/woodzealot/feedback

On the undersides of all my boxes you'll find my own, unique, label which I spent months having custom designed and commissioned through a printer for my heirloom boxes.

I generally ship my orders within 24 hours of payment received (and cleared if check/echeck) via USPS Priority Mail. I ship internationally frequently and I ship USPS International Priority. Please note that I will refund any overage on International Shipping costs. You pay exact shipping only.

Handy Links
My storefront: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtisticBoxes

Boxes currently In-Stock: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtisticBoxes?section_id=10162228

Boxes with hand inlaid tops: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtisticBoxes/search?search_query=inlaid&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

Leather lined boxes: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtisticBoxes/search?search_query=leather&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

Kimono silk lined boxes: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtisticBoxes/search?search_query=silk&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

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I do appreciate the interest in my work, however, I'm currently not accepting commissioned work in order to explore new creative directions so that I can continue to bring my customers unique, one-of-a-kind offerings.
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Extremely Figured Tiger Maple Keepsake Box. Lined in Leather. 10" x 7" x 4"


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: tiger maple, maple, ebony, leather
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 132 reviews
  • Favorited by: 15 people