About My Stone Lid Boxes
I spend many hours selecting the most eye-catching and unusual semiprecious stones for the lids of these boxes. Many of them are fossil stones, like dinosaur bone, petrified wood, or turritella; others include different types of agate and picture jasper.
The boxes themselves are handcrafted from various hardwoods and burl woods. Most are native species that grow in California and Oregon, but I occasionally use exotic, plantation-grown hardwoods from Central America and Africa.
The colors you see are natural--I dip each piece in a clear Danish wood oil and then finish it with a clear satin lacquer. The bottom of each box is lined with felt both inside and out. Each box has a carefully shaped "lip" to make it easy to lift the lid.
Every single box is completely one-of-a-kind--there is no other like it in the world. Use it to store a special piece of jewelry, or loose change, or other small treasures--even paper clips! Whether destined for your coffee table, dresser, or desk top, these Stone Lid Boxes are both decorative and functional. They also make unique gifts for weddings, housewarmings, birthdays, and other special occasions