Inside of Ken's Christmas box that was made by my father. With a card from Dad.
The top of Ken's box. The checkerboard pattern is all inlaid wood. Each piece is separate and then put in. The cleat on the top is made with wood from a boat my parents had over 20 years ago.
Inside my Christmas Box!!
The top of my box. This is the first time my dad ever made his own inlay for a wood project. It came out so beautiful. Dad is a very talented carpenter (he made my Hoosier two years ago!!) and had made kitchen cabinets for my brother's house and their own house. They are perfect too.
I have been researching the culture of Poland and it turns out that wooden boxes and figures are a very important part of their culture and heritage. Who knew Dad was carrying forward that tradition without even realizing it! (Maybe he did know--I'll have to check.) I did not know though.