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Bruce Spaulding

In 1999 Bruce started building wooden boxes in his retirement, and to much surprise, people all over the world loved them so much now his son Craig helps him out in the workshop.

With 30 years’ experience building homes and cabinet making Bruce demonstrates his keen eye for Tasmanian woodcraft lovingly hand finishing each piece to perfection, all in his home-based Launceston workshop.

Whilst Bruce has a modern workshop with all the newer woodworking tools at the end of the day nothing beats the finish of good old fashion “elbow Grease”. In other words, the timber products are hand finished. They believe gaining a quality finish is as much about feel as sight.

Bruce knows his timbers and only purchases select grade material sourced in Tasmania for his boxes. The timbers arrive seasoned and ready to be machined to dimension. Bruce thicknesses each board and then invests extra time to colour match each component to provide the best combination for each box.

Over the years Bruce and Craig have built relationships with a small number of well-respected millers and timber merchants in Tasmania and always makes sure to source their timber sustainably.

Bruces Boxes are fine solid timber products proudly made in Tasmania. Unlike glossy thin veneers there is no substitute for the feel, smell and look of real solid timber. Full length piano hinges are used for attaching the lids to the box bodies with their own specially designed back rest which gives great stability and strength.

Bruces Boxes Reviews (5)

Rated 5/5 based on 5 reviews.

absolutely beautiful

from on 14 April 2021

My custom box has just arrived and it’s absolutely what I wanted, and absolutely beautiful. Thank you!

Custom Sassafras Chest

The beautiful Huon Pine Colonial Box

from on 16 October 2020

I bought one of the Huon Pine Colonial boxes in August as a birthday present for my wife. Her birthday was late September and she was absolutely thrilled with it. It is a real work of art and Bruce and Craig should be commended for their skill and craftsmanship. Do not hesitate to buy one of their fantastic boxes if you are looking for something of real quality. Well done guys !!

beautifully, hand crafted, Tasmania products

from on 4 June 2020

Talk about beautifully, hand crafted, Tasmania products. I purchased a special edition Huon Pine box, which features blackwood edging, for my husband’s harmonica collection. The attention to detail is perfect. It’s interior has two levels and is lined in brilliant purple. These guys were a delight to deal with, extremely helpful and pleasant in all our communication. They will my constant go-to for future gifts. I couldn’t be happier. Amanda

30th wedding anniversary gift

from on 3 May 2020

When it came time to purchase a 30th wedding anniversary gift for my wife, there was no question – I was heading to Bruce’s Boxes. I’d seen their range of hand crafted, wooden boxes before and had my heart set on a jewellery box for her. I landed on a larger blended Huon Pine and Blackwood box which has a sliding top level for smaller items. It has a classic black interior and a quality clasp.She was stoked and I won ‘husband of the year Cannot recommended them more highly.”

staff gifts

from on 12 December 2019

As the buyer for staff gifts, it was always a struggle to find something unique and meaningful – that is until I found Bruce’s Boxes. Our organisation has now purchased numerous boxes and will continue to do so. Their range of quality made Tasmanian products is superb. From smaller boxes to larger, two tier styles, the range is suitable for both men and women. Choices of Huon Pine, Blackwood, Black Heart Sassafras and Myrtle; either plain or inset with a feature timber – each individual and exquisite. Carefully wrapped with care instructions included, these gifts have proven to be deeply appreciated by those who received them. Hope

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