Initially I designed these tipper boxes as gift boxes for friends and got inspiration from the local, South Lakeland, landscapes. Then I went on to show them in local art society exhibitions and they have proved to be very popular.
The line designs in the lids are made from dark wood veneers with a contrasting lighter coloured wood, usually sycamore. The framework can be made from any of the woods I have available, oak, ash, teak, mahogany or American black walnut.
The lid of the box fits flush with the top and an internal collar holds it in place. This collar is angled on one side allowing the lid to be pressed downwards and the box to be opened.
These tipper boxes can be made from pencil box size up to shoe box size. The smaller boxes will have mitred joints and the larger boxes would have to be dovetailed or dowel jointed for strength so will cost more
Smaller Tipper Box
Price £95 includes postage and packing
Some variations on the Tipper Box lid designs
This is a larger version of the standard tipper box. I can make it in any of the woods I have available and I’m happy to change the lid design to suit your tastes providing I can interpret your ideas into a simple line design.
This example was inspired by a painting of Lindisfarne and uses American Black Walnut throughout with a Sycamore line design on the lid and a cast Pewter “moon” incorporated into the design. The lid is lined with leather.
The lower photo shows the tipper open.
Dimensions 300 x 150 x 110mm
Price £125 which includes postage and packing
I was asked by a friend if I would make a gaming box for his son. He wanted it to have internal compartments to hold the various gaming pieces for his Dungeon and Dragons game.
This was my solution it has a hinged lid with chain, lift-out internal tray and a magnetic catch. It is made in oak with a leather insert in the lid.
Dimensions 285 x 160 x 110mm
Price £115 includes postage and packing
Hinged Curved Topped Box
This box is made in American Black Walnut but can be made in any of the other woods I have available.
The box is constructed using mitre joints and has a matching veneered base. The top is curved into a sensual shape with the lip projecting forward of the main body of the box and acting as a handle. A chain could be added so the hinges don’t get strained. There is room inside for a small tray to be included but this would increase the cost.
Dimensions 240 x 180 x 120mm