Carved Oak Boxes
Another item I make regularly is a carved oak box commonly found in early New England (& old England too). They are oak, often with white pine lids and bottoms. The period ones are usually carved only on the front, mine are almost always carved on the ends as well.
Inside is a small lidded compartment called a till, for storing small items that would get buried in the larger box opening.
They are usually around 7″-8″ high, 22″-24″ wide, and about 14″ deep front to back. The corners are glued and pegged with wooden pins. The bottoms are nailed on with handmade iron nails, just like the originals that I study. Sometimes paint is part of the decorative scheme as well.
They start at $900, larger versions are available also. One I’ve done a few times is a slant-lidded “desk” box, with drawers and compartments inside.
I often have one or two available for sale, and will always take orders for them too. Write with questions, email@example.com