AustralianFineBoxes

Handcrafted Boxes from Australian and Exotic timbers.

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Anthony Hoffrichter

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Handcrafting timber boxes

For most of my working life I was a boatbuilder, building mainly large offshore powerboats.
Then in 1993 the company for whom I worked ceased trading and I found myself unemployed. I started a business repairing boats on site -- not much fun lying underneath a boat and trying to repair it in the middle of a Melbourne winter.

I have always been interested in wood, it's colours and grain patterns, and during my time as a boat builder I worked with many beautiful timbers, learning the importance of different joints. During this time I built my first Jewellery Box, given to my wife as a birthday gift. A friend saw this box and commissioned me to build a similar one for him. Other people saw that box and asked me to build boxes for them. I built more boxes and did less boat repairs, and in 1994 I became a full time box maker.
I have always been fascinated by old and antique wooden boxes, with their inlays and escutcheons, so most of my boxes are modern variations of these.
Australia is well endowed with a large range of beautiful timbers, which enables me to offer my customers a variety of designs in striking grain patterns and colours.

I hope owning one of these boxes gives my customers as much pleasure as I have had creating them.

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