Tasmanian Myrtle Medium Jewellery Box Fitted with Dividers
Beautifully made with love by Bruce Spaulding and his son Craig, this Tasmanian Myrtle 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 to look after your special treasures.
The box is 28cm long, 20cm wide and 7.5cm high.
Myrtle is a predominant species in Tasmania's cool temperate rain-forests. In optimum growing conditions Myrtle is capable of regenerating continuously and forests can contain trees ranging from 1 to 500 years old. It is a gorgeous timber which ranges in colour from deep rich red to orange, brown and pink. The grain of Myrtle timber is straight and very fine due to its slow growth rate which produces a smooth texture and lustrous finish.
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. Bruce's 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 Myrtle Jewel Box as much as Bruce and Craig loved making it for you.