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Inside the Box

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Ray Jones

Ray Jones makes truly unique, one-of-a-kind boxes made entirely of wood. Even the hinges, fasteners, and drawer slides are handmade and then the boxes are covered in exotic, highly-detailed veneers.

Originally trained as an aerospace engineer, Jones spent his college summers working in construction, a job he says  “gave me a lot of confidence working with my hands.” When he graduated and rented his first house, instead of buying furniture, Jones chose to purchase woodworking tools and then make his own furniture.

While he was courting his wife, he made her a keepsake box and realized that was the form he was meant to pursue. He abandoned all other projects and began focusing on boxes. He has certainly perfected his art. These boxes are truly a thing of beauty.

 

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

31 thoughts on “Inside the Box

  1. I want them all! I actually have a little wooden set of drawers made from one chunk of wood but it is definitely more rustic and less engineered. These are exquisite. I love the ones where the drawers/trays in the doors interlace with those inside the box.

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  2. These boxes are really beautiful Donna 🙂

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  3. They are beautiful. My only problem is they would outclass most of the stuff in my house. Maybe if I bought a Smeg toaster or something, the juxtaposition wouldn’t be that harsh.
    Thanks for sharing these….I am guessing that the price is quite dear for one of these things. They are so beautiful though.

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  4. These are stunning!!!!

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  5. WÜW! Great! This is design and functionality in one! Thx for information.

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  6. Wow! Ray Jones is great. I admire anyone who can craft such beautiful objects.

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  7. Truly a beautiful collection. I love work with wood and these are exquisite.Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Like it! I also recently found out about Casopia , an online e-commerce selling tons of house furniture online. Going from bedroom, to living room, to kitchen, to bathroom, to dining room, etc. They have the best prices out there and this is their website for those interested http://www.casopia.com

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  9. Enjoyed this and the items are great.

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  10. Loved the boxes a lot. Thanks for sharing Donna.

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  11. I love all of them. I live for boxes as you can see.

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  12. Amazing creations and the detail is wow

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  13. This is so inspiring! What a talent!

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