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Custom Wooden Box Design Ideas

Some design ideas for custom wooden boxes.

Don't hesitate, contact us today to discuss your wooden box requirement.

Wooden Mah Jong Rack

Set of 4 handcrafted wooden Mah Jong racks Mah Jong tiles not included

Shown in red meranti hardwood but available in woods to suit.  Each rack comprises 4 zones: the rear external edge for constructing a tile wall; a rear platform for displaying exposed pungs, chows and kongs; a central 45 degree rail for holding unexposed tiles. The rack underside is polished enabling the rack to smoothly push forward a tile wall. 

Mah Jong tiles and game not included.

  • Various baize lining colours available.
  • Front compartments for 'money' sticks if required
  • Rack compartments dimensions as required to suit tile sizes.
As shown: w389 x d149 x h45mm From £50 per rack as shown (from £175 per set of 4). Code:601

Yin and Yang style lids

Set of 4 handcrafted wooden Mah Jong racks

Wooden hinge lid loosely in the Yin & Yang style. Lid slightly 'distressed'. Shown in red meranti hardwood but available in woods to suit.

  • Choice of Wood type.
  • Dimensions to suit.
  • Distressing ornamentation if required.
Code:602

Ornamentation Idea - 'spots'

Set of 4 handcrafted wooden Mah Jong racks

Box inlaid with spots in a constrasting colour of wood. Shown here in red meranti hardwood with wooden hinges.

  • Choice of Woods.
  • Inlaid circles or most shapes with rounded corners
Code:603

Ornamentation Idea - Laminated and 'Bargello'

Set of 4 handcrafted wooden Mah Jong racks
Set of 4 handcrafted wooden Mah Jong racks

Laminated and 'Bargello' style lid design.

Maybe a bit psychedelic but a box with laminated or 'bargello' walls and lid would be interesting. Very time consuming to craft though (£££).

Shown with walls in red meranti hardwood.

  • Hinges: wood or standard metal.
  • Wood: walls in, say, oak or red meranti (shown).
  • Lock, removable internal trays
Code:604

Trinket Box

Set of 4 handcrafted wooden Mah Jong racks

Trinket box with swivel lid that exposes a small compartment. Test tube to hold a small flower (not supplied).

Shown with walls in red meranti hardwood.

Code:605

'Legs' Box

Set of 4 handcrafted wooden Mah Jong racks

A mixed media box with legs crafted from mild steel with brass protruding pins. Legs coated with a metal lacquer to reduce rusting. Brass legs might be an interesting look.

Shown with walls in red meranti hardwood.

Code:606

More 'Legs' Box

Set of 4 handcrafted wooden Mah Jong racks
Set of 4 handcrafted wooden Mah Jong racks

Custom box crafted from 2 types of contrasting wood and fitted with 4 wooden legs. Lift of lid with brass handle.

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A somewhat 'chunky' design but adaptable: the walls could also be made from multiple woods.

Shown oak and red meranti hardwood.

Code:607

'Heavy Metal' Box

Set of 4 handcrafted wooden Mah Jong racks
Set of 4 handcrafted wooden Mah Jong racks

Don't ask. A heavy 'industrial' 4-leg box crafted from 5mm mild steel flat-bar and decorated with metal leaves and brass. Lift of lid with brass handle. Removable sliding tray. This box has its own beauty.

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Finished with a metal lacquer to slow rusting (it will rust eventually unless retreated.)

  • Choice of velvet lining.
  • Tray: optional.
Code:608

Wooden Box with Doors and Removable Tray

Oak box with doors
Handcrafted wooden box with doors

Demonstrating that a handcrafted wooden box does not need to be conventional.  Here a more unusual box with front doors and a lid with a removable tray below; design for a specific function.

As shown: w290 x d145 x h275mm.   From £250 per box as shown. Code:514

Wooden Tantalus Decanter Case

Handcrafted wooden tantalus box

Showing a double-decanter tantalus case made to required dimensions.  This version has a carrying handle that rotates circa 90 deg to enable the decanter to be easily removed.  This design feature was a 'nod' towards some traditional tantalus cases that had actual locking mechanisms securing the decanters.  Fixed handles also work well.  Number of decanter compartments as required - traditionally 2 or 3 we understand. 

Shown in red meranti hardwood; looks good in oak as well.  Decanters not supplied.  Box crafted to fit your decanters.

From £175 per case as shown. Code:609

Bottle Boxes

Handcrafted wooden tantalus box
Handcrafted wooden tantalus box

Boxes to contain bottles. Vertical or horizontal arrangements.

Shown in oak.  Whilst we can add some baize etc to the inside these boxes can not be considered as protective. Presentation only.

The wire rack in the horizontal box was to hold a cigar.

From £75 (vertical) to £125 (horizontal) as shown. Code:610

Engraving

The addition of engraving, where practical, can personalise and add to the uniqueness of a box.  We can offer machine-engraving direct from our workshop. 

See our Engraving page for details.

 

Remember: we design and craft boxes to your requirements.

Generic Design Sketch

Please email (or 'phone) us with your key wooden box requirements/ideas - include as much detail as possible - and we'll be pleased to develop a quick sketch of a possible initial design for your consideration.  The design could then be developed and refined as and if required.

Go on, contact us, we enjoy discussing wooden box designs.

 

Don't hesitate, contact us today to discuss your wooden box requirement.