Tasmanian Huon Pine Medium Jewellery Box Fitted with Dividers
Beautifully made with love by Bruce Spaulding and his son Craig, this Tasmanian Huon Pine Medium Jewel Box is a stunning gift for that special person or occasion. It is lined with black suede and divided with internal ring fittings and compartments so you can easily find your special treasures.
The box is 28cm long, 20cm wide and 7.5cm high.
Huon pine is a rain forest timber unique to Tasmania and due to an essential natural oil in the wood it has a unique one-of-a-kind smell which also makes it highly resistant to fungal and insect attack. Huon Pine ranges from almost white in colour to light cream and yellowish with fine and closely spaced annual growth rings, and sometimes small black "birds eye" markings. The Huon Pine used in this product was recovered in a sustainable way from the Tasmanian forest floor under licence by the Tasmanian government and allocated to the company Millers. It is the remnant of the old piners of long ago or natural death of the tree.
About the Maker:With 30 years' experience building homes and cabinet making, retiree and maker Bruce demonstrates his keen eye for Tasmanian woodcraft lovingly hand finishing each box to perfection, all in his home-based Launceston workshop. Bruce started making his boxes in 1999 after retiring, at first for a friend's small gift shop and then to much surprise found his boxes were being taken all over the world, so much was the demand now his son Craig helps him out in the workshop.
Whilst Bruce and Craig have 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 all 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. Unlike glossy thin veneers there is no substitute for the feel, smell and look of real solid timber.
We hope you will love your Tasmanian Huon Pine Jewel Box as much as Bruce and Craig loved making it for you.