Reclaimed Wood Boxes — Leather Handles

The point is, if you make enough boxes, you eventually wind up making all kinds of boxes, just to try something different. These boxes are no exception. While I haven’t yet graduated to dovetails, I’m getting close, and this one is certainly on the way.

So here we are with a lunch-box style box — I say ‘style’ because the are probably a little on the small side. Either way, they are big enough to carry pens and pencils and throwing stars and phone charges — really, just use your imagination.

The wood here is reclaimed pallet wood, which was then leftover from another project that is forthcoming. Because they are reclaimed wood they retain the certain rustic charm we all love, but the big change here from other projects is the handles. Only one other box I made — for a homemade Rummikub set — had a handle at all, and that was metal. This pair got leather.

Say what you want about them, but I thoroughly enjoyed the process of reclaiming the wood, cutting the box joints, making the lids, and attaching handles and hardware, all without being slavish to ‘perfect’.

Are these perfect? No.

But are they good and full of character? Absolutely.

Exterior dimensions — 11″ x 7″ x 3 7/8″

Interior Dimensions — 10 1/4″ x 6 1/4 ” x 3 1/4

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