A one-of-a-kind wooden book box with a sliding lid, handmade entirely from wood in our shop in Downeast Maine.


The perfect concealed box for a bookworm's shelf, a student's dorm room, or as an end-of-year gift for a teacher.


This box was inspired by the wonky hand carved bible and book boxes made in Scandanavia in the 1700-1800s. They were originally intended as keepsake boxes that could easily be mistaken for a leather book on a bookshelf.

This book box was carved by hand from a solid piece of freshly-cut basswood. After drying, the box was toasted with a torch, accented with carvings and colorful mineral pigmented oil paint (including shimmery bronze mica), and fitted with a sliding pine lid. The entire surface has been finished with linseed oil. The lid on this box can be completely removed.



8 7/8" tall by 2 1/8" thick by 3 1/8" deep. The interior compartment measures 8 1/4" tall by almost 2 1/4" wide by almost 1 1/2" deep.


$160.00 Regular Price
$96.00Sale Price
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