Everybody needs a box or three. I make one the exact size of a dollar bill to encourage kids to save. I call this one my rainy day box.
To make the boxes I process the lumber myself for the box sides. Normally I use a four corner grain match, which means the grain wraps the box. For the tops I either use solid lumber or veneer. The veneer comes from all over the world.
I took an early retirement from the telephone company in 2000 to build a new house and shop in beautiful northwest Arkansas. Retirement also allowed me time to run my sawmill. I custom saw for many people who bring any where from one log to a dozen logs. Many times these logs would have ended up in a burn pile.
When not sawing, I work in my shop where “I just make things”. I primarily make products out of wood but I also do some metal work. Production work is boring so I like the one off designs.
As a maker, my goal is to make items that are both useful and beautiful. When I accomplish both, it satisfies my soul.