Salish Sea Woodworks - Curly Maple Tomobako Keepsake Box
Inspired by Japanese Tomobako keepsake boxes and the design book "52 Boxes in 52 Weeks" by Matt Kenney, this simple and delicate two-container box is hand-crafted in curly American Maple with a walnut veneered bottom. I wanted to highlight the subtle and beautiful grain of this light wood species. The grain patterns flow consistently across the two lids, only broken by the minimalist brass pulls. Finished with a traditional safflower oil to bring out the natural color of the maple. Japanese Tomobako boxes are often customized and made 1-of-1 to hold a specific keepsake or valuable. In keeping with this tradition, we can customize these designs for your specific needs - simply reach out via custom commission.
13"L x 6"D x 4"H