Tasmanian Sassafras Small Gift Box
Use it for keepsakes or just as an ornament these Sassafras gift boxes always draw attention. Each being vastly different from the next with its striking timber colouring.
In Tasmania, Sassafras is found in most areas of the state, except for drier areas of the east coast. It is common on both the eastern and western mountains ranges. Of all Tasmanian timbers, sassafras has the most variable and dynamic colouring. It is a beautiful and pale creamy grey to white normally but can be streaked with rich browns and black heart.
With over 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 & 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. 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.
You will love your Sassafras Small Gift Box as much as Bruce & Craig loved making it for you.
Due to the nature of wood being an organic grown material the grain and colour of the product you receive may not completely match with the photo shown on this page. The wood grain and colour of this product might be slightly different due to the position of the cut in the timber log.
Bruce's Boxes has an extensive quality process they go through before releasing their products for sale. They guarantee to repair or replace any of their products that have been found to have manufacturing defects. Please contact the Tasnique team if you need more information.