Artisanal Custom Wine Boxes and Crates
When we first started making wine boxes and crates for clients, our goal was to make them works of art. They were originally crafted for weddings, retirement parties and special events such as wine auctions. Oftentimes they were given as gifts or used as elegant displays.
Over time they became very popular because of the way they looked. Clients would come to us with interesting design ideas and recommend they’re friends and family. Eventually we were making them for banks, brokerages, real estate companies and advertising agencies.
Artisanal custom wine boxes and crates are made in a very different way than any other.
- We use a special class of pine harvested specifically to make fine wine crates (From an environmentally green and fully renewable source)
- All are hand-made with the highest attention to detail, and designed to last a lifetime like the old ways of craftsmanship
- Smooth sanded several times with a variety of different grits. One crate takes hours to complete
- High definition laser-engraved detail
All of our special pine wood comes from one source and we’re choosy about it. It took years to find a supplier that could provide us with the exact pine type we wanted, and could do it in an environmentally friendly way. You can rest assured that the gift you give will have a minimal environmental footprint.
Our artisanal custom wine boxes are made with great care. We begin with the first plank and ensure that it’s balanced and level. We use the choice pieces of the plank and start cutting the sides. Again, checking for proper levels and balance. Every square inch of each side is gently sanded with 2 different grits. Once the sides are done, the pieces are routed and then carefully glued and stapled together. After that the crate is checked again, sanded several times thereafter, and prepared for the lid. The top of the crate is slide-top style, and is made of a fine marbled ply which makes for great engravings and accents the crate well. Two sides of the lid are reverse-routed, sanded and made to fit specifically for that specific one-of-a-kind crate.
The preferred option for most clients is a lid engraving. This is because it’s the largest side. We can however engrave the other sides as well. We’ll take the artwork you provide in JPEG, MPEG, Vector or EPS formats and engrave it onto the lid in high detail. Your logo, design or artwork will be preserved for posterity on the most attractive wine crate you’ve ever seen. This is 100% guaranteed.
Feel free to give me a call or send an e-mail to discuss how we can create your perfect wine box(es) or crate(s) for any event. Send over your artwork and we’ll return a complimentary proof to show you how it looks engraved on the same wood we’d use for your box or crate. Once the proof is approved by you we can move forward on making it!