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Bruce Spaulding - Bruces Boxes

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.


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