Some really cool stuff happened over here in 2014. And yes – I’m a bit slow on sharing 😉 In 2014, I convinced my pop, my dad, my now cohort and business partner, to go into business in his retirement. You see, my dad is an insanely talented craftsman – having designed and built boats, bunkbeds, cribs, houses, oodles and oodles of furniture and other cherished treasures such as chess boards and cutting boards.
So it wasn’t a stretch when I mentioned I was in need of customized presentation boxes for my albums. We played and sampled, and have now completely fine-tuned the boxes. With every album (and yes, even my 5×5 soft cover album!), comes a custom Maple Wood presentation box. Then there’s the upgrades, and this is where things get really exciting. I’ve learned so many woods I’d never even heard of! Woods such as Bacote, Padauk and Spalted Maple are a few – and have become favorites.
Starting on this endeavor, I had a few requirements – no wood was to be rare or endangered with a preference towards reclaimed, recycled or sustainable. While Bamboo seems impossible to find in the MI area, we did find Spalted Maple – a Maple tree that has died, and just starting to decay – giving the gorgeous black grain seen in the last box. Once the wood is cut and treated, all decaying is stopped and preserved, the wood is still workable and in perfect condition. And of course there is the soft satin finish.
I just love love love these boxes. And though he’s not ‘in business’ for the public, he is certainly open to additional sales. If you’re interested in a box, simply shoot me an email and I will coordinate the dialog.
And in case you’ve missed it – I’m currently running a Celebration Sale – all products – including albums – are currently discounted by 25% 🙂
xx – Sarah