Patricia on Jan 28, 20235 out of 5 stars
The box I had specially made for my husband turned out beautifully! Lenny is such a terrific artist as well as a genuinely nice guy. He had it done before schedule and it was shipped promptly. I would order again from him in a heartbeat! Thank you, Lenny!!
Jack on Jan 28, 20235 out of 5 stars
Lenny receives lots of great reviews. After receiving the custom 2148 keepsake box he made he’s getting another well deserved great review. Communication with Lenny was great the entire time. I wanted a 2148 box built with specific internal dimensions which was no problem for Lenny. The fit and finish is perfect. And the quality of Lenny’s work and the wood he used is amazing. It’s perfect! Thanks Lenny!
Free on Nov 8, 20225 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful!! Easily the best woodwork I’ve seen and something that will be enjoyed for generations. Thank you for the most excellent work and for the very pleasant messages, taking the initiative to keep me informed of the shipping status, etc. Can say with high confidence that he will be my go-to for all woodworking needs in the future. Thanks again!
Jen on Oct 23, 20225 out of 5 stars
The keepsake box is complete perfection. Lenny was extremely communicative and was open to adjustments to make this box personalized. I could not be happier - Lenny is “my guy” for keepsake boxes.
Alfie on Sep 6, 20225 out of 5 stars
I can't imagine a more beautifully crafted work of art. This box has exceeded my expectations and it is more beautiful in person. Shipping was expedient, communication was impeccable and I highly, highly recommend Leonard. He is amazing!
mmreadinger on Aug 19, 20225 out of 5 stars
This was a custom order; it is beautiful! Lenny completed the order in record time, the quality is outstanding, communication on what I wanted was spot on. The box was shipped with great care. It is a beautiful little treasure. thank you
Here are some of the custom boxes I have created for customers
The Wooden Head came to life in 2016 when I expanded from designing and building individual gifts for friends and family to something more wide ranging. Working with wood had always been a very enjoyable hobby but it seemed time to stretch my creativity and follow an unfamiliar path. What kind of a journey would The Wooden Head take me on?
The Wooden Head has changed in a few ways since 2016. First, I developed my own proprietary finishing technique. Even though each box has three coats of finish, they look and feel as if they have none. This way my customers feel the wood, not the finish. Secondly, I added a Glow Forge allowing me to engrave.
The ability to customize and personalize boxes was a true turning point for The Wooden Head. I do a lot of work for military families, all of which is sold at or below cost. I have also done a significant amount of work for people who have lost loved ones (people and pets). These kinds of projects are very special to me. They allow me to connect at some personal level with the people who come to my shop. I put that connection to work when I design and build.
The feedback I received from customers tells me I am heading in the right direction. I still get a great deal of satisfaction when somebody purchases a piece to use, or to give as a gift. However, and most unexpectedly, I truly enjoy the opportunity to help people who come to my shop looking for something special that will honor a loved one or help them cope with a loss. I did not anticipate this part of The Wooden Head journey, but it feels right. It feels like I have found the place I need to be.