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UPDATE: Read a review of Wooden Boxes by the giveaway winner

comments (201) January 24th, 2014 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
thumbs up 18 users recommend

Wooden Boxes by Dennis Zongker
The Taunton Press, 2013.
$24.95; 325 pp.

Tool_box is the winner of this laterst giveaway.

Wooden Boxes by Dennis Zongker has instructions for building seven different boxes. And it has a lot more. You'll learn about joinery, marquetry, carving, inlays and turning. The book is about boxes, but what you learn can also be used in furniture making. For example, when making the Playing Card Box, you'll learn about:

how to make banding, 
the window method of marquetry,
and box making

And that's just one box. With each box design you'll learn something different. 

Lucky Tool_box is the winner. His comment was chosen at random. 

Be sure to stay tuned for more giveaways.

See Tool_box's review below.


posted in: blogs, giveaway, box, book, boxes

Comments (201)

Tool_box Tool_box writes: Well I received the book a few weeks ago and it is keeping my chair very stable, thank you Betsy! I kid I kid! I have been sifting through the pages and decided I would share my thoughts with those considering this book. Quite simply, it is a beautiful book filled with excellent illustrative projects that cover quite the gamut of tools, concepts and processes that could apply not only to the creation of Mr. Zongker's wonderful ornate boxes but other projects besides. The book contains templates for the projects, clear and concise instructions with excellent illustrations and photographs. I hate to gush but, you will learn a little bit of everything from this book. Did I mention the projects are beautiful? Thanks once again for the book I hope to do it justice and if it is any indication of the quality of your other books, it will be joined by many others.

Posted: 10:30 pm on January 21st

woodtoes woodtoes writes: Very cool to see Dennis apply the techniques he uses in his furniture to these boxes. Looks like a great book.
Posted: 12:28 pm on January 5th

Sanawwer Sanawwer writes: I like Woodworking very much and i have a good collection of boxes, chairs etc and also i have fine collection of Woodworking Tools like Jigsaw, wood planer etc.
Posted: 6:57 am on December 31st

Tool_box Tool_box writes: I am stoked to have won this awesome book. Thank you very much folks. Hope everyone has a good New Years Eve.
Posted: 5:51 pm on December 30th

DaveDavies DaveDavies writes: Taunton must have a stringent selection process - they never disappointment. I wish I could get more of their woodworking books.
Posted: 8:57 pm on December 24th

Edward Edward writes: Beautiful cover.
Posted: 8:33 am on December 23rd

MacGregorWoodWorks MacGregorWoodWorks writes: There once was a man from Nantucket,
Who could never build a box and said, er ........'heck with this!'
But learn how he was still really wantin'
So he went over to Taunton
And thought maybe this a good book for him!!
- a woodworker not a poet
Posted: 6:49 am on December 23rd

MacGregorWoodWorks MacGregorWoodWorks writes: Great box book!!!!
Posted: 6:29 am on December 23rd

Marktech Marktech writes: I need to win this book soon, I'm starting to cut up my wood supply to make firewood instead of boxes.
Posted: 2:42 am on December 23rd

cLs cLs writes: I managed to bandsaw some small logs from an unusual hardwood tree finally this weekend. They are very well marked and pretty. I'm hoping to make my grandaughter a jewelry box from them. I'm new to box making.
Posted: 1:27 am on December 23rd

RMGroh RMGroh writes: Strikes a cord - I watched a YouTube presentation on making a bandsaw box and got very intrigued. Bought an eBook on the subject and then another. Got a block of wood waiting in the shop for a bit of time (after the holiday's at the rate things are going) and then, by golly, I going to try one or more of them. This book looks very interesting although I suspect my skill level is no where high enough (now).
Posted: 11:27 pm on December 22nd

Zoukerman Zoukerman writes: Here's hoping I can win the book and shower friends and family with it's contents.
Posted: 9:01 pm on December 22nd

Zoukerman Zoukerman writes: Here's hoping I can win the book and shower friends and family with it's contents,
Posted: 9:00 pm on December 22nd

user-441478 user-441478 writes: I like to make boxes, would really enjoy this book to help me along.
Posted: 8:53 pm on December 22nd

woodchuk woodchuk writes: I retired 6 months ago and have been trying varying wood working projects. I would love to try some of the projects described in this book.
Merry Christmas to all.
Posted: 7:56 pm on December 22nd

TopamaxSurvivor TopamaxSurvivor writes: Twas a few days before Christmas,
When all through the shop,
Not a tool was stirring,
Not even a mop.

Suddenly, what did appear,
A box book by Zongker,
That caught our attention,
Our love of wood grew even stronger.

Posted: 7:41 pm on December 22nd

WouldWorker WouldWorker writes: I've admired Dennis's work for a long time. Would be great to have this book in my collection.
Posted: 5:57 pm on December 22nd

Sullibury Sullibury writes: I would love to have this book since building boxes requires attention to details, adding individual artistry, but still creates a utilitarian use...allows for this philosophy and the skills learned, to affect all other projects no matter how big or small.
Posted: 5:54 pm on December 22nd

user-3006776 user-3006776 writes: Woodworking is a new hobby for me, and this book has me excited!
Posted: 5:19 pm on December 22nd

SSCWood SSCWood writes: Looks like a good book!
Posted: 5:07 pm on December 22nd

Kengaroo Kengaroo writes: I have built many boxes, however my boxes are very simple. This book was written by a very talented woodworker.
Posted: 4:33 pm on December 22nd

leeh522 leeh522 writes: Can't wait to read it & make boxes.
Posted: 2:52 pm on December 22nd

JimB_NZ JimB_NZ writes: The book looks great! It covers a number of intriguing and challenging decorative and construction techniques I'm looking forward to learning about and applying to projects on a number of scales, from the boxes themselves to much larger items.
Posted: 2:37 pm on December 22nd

ibbokin ibbokin writes: There are some great looking (and challenging to build) boxes in this book. I would love a copy.
Posted: 1:54 pm on December 22nd

GoRedsUS GoRedsUS writes: Looks like a pretty interesting book to have.
Posted: 12:48 pm on December 22nd

DaveHarrison DaveHarrison writes: Looks good - count me in!
Posted: 11:31 am on December 22nd

woodnaught woodnaught writes: I am a box making fanatic and would definitely try to make one if I won this book. Marquetry and inlays have always intrigued me and if the book shows how, I would try that as well.
Posted: 10:41 am on December 22nd

ggilmore ggilmore writes: I've always been fascinated by wooden boxes, even finding unusual cigar boxes & refinishing them as gifts for my sons. This book will be a perfect doorway to a new world of woodworking.
Posted: 10:35 am on December 22nd

jdcook72 jdcook72 writes: I always appreciate the opportunity to increase my knowledge and reference library with another of your fine book offerings.
Posted: 9:37 am on December 22nd

hesmichael hesmichael writes: i enjoy making boxes and would love to learn more.
Posted: 9:29 am on December 22nd

TrashmanPops TrashmanPops writes: My two favorite hobbies are woodworking and reading! Would love to add this book to my collection.
Posted: 9:28 am on December 22nd

tpesek tpesek writes: Small boxes are a great way to develop wood working skills. Books like this one are great idea generators. Would be a great one to have.
Posted: 8:29 am on December 22nd

tpesek tpesek writes: Small boxes are a great way to develop wood working skills. Books like this one are great idea generators. Would be a great one to have.
Posted: 8:27 am on December 22nd

Shopdog19 Shopdog19 writes: Would be great to win this, as I was just requested by my aging mother to build her URN for when she passes on, the ideas from this book would be very helpful
Posted: 12:28 am on December 22nd

Shopdog19 Shopdog19 writes: Would be great to win this, as i was re
Posted: 12:25 am on December 22nd

cbeckham cbeckham writes: Yes sir. I would love to have this box book.
Posted: 11:46 pm on December 21st

DeskEssentials DeskEssentials writes: I have built a wide variety of boxes and have a nice collection of books on building boxes, which I refer to often.. I am always looking for new techniques, and look forward to expanding my repertoire with inlay, marquetry, etc. This looks to be an excellent book.
Posted: 9:21 pm on December 21st

EVOWOOD EVOWOOD writes: It looks to be a very detailed book covering both advanced and beginner techniques, I have several box making books and this will look great in my collection. I hope me living in Western Australia isn't a disadvantage to winning the book, HAVE A MERRY & SAFE CHRISTMAS TO ALL. EVO
Posted: 8:27 pm on December 21st

siliconbronze siliconbronze writes: The cardboard is getting old....time for a wooden box....
Posted: 8:24 pm on December 21st

shopfan shopfan writes: Building challenging boxes is a wonderful way to sharpen skills, and create great giveaways to friends and family. Having a new book with some new ideas would be a great addition to anyone's library. Sign me up!
Posted: 8:21 pm on December 21st

Allen_Mc Allen_Mc writes: Boxes are a great way to explore new ideas and practice new techniques. Count me in.
Posted: 8:00 pm on December 21st

KamWood KamWood writes: I make boxes, but utilitarian ones only. As I am about to have considerably more shop time available, it is time to step up my game! Reading a book such as this one would be a wonderful way to begin.
Posted: 7:42 pm on December 21st

DieterleDesigns DieterleDesigns writes: I love learning new ideas for making boxes. This looks like another great book to have!
Posted: 7:38 pm on December 21st

NYFLwoodbutcher NYFLwoodbutcher writes: Boxes are my thing...Any new ideas are always appreciated. I'm just getting into veneering and this book seems to fit the bill!
Posted: 7:03 pm on December 21st

Mike3456Bea Mike3456Bea writes: It looks like a great source of inspiration for may projects
Posted: 6:50 pm on December 21st

woodgeek woodgeek writes: Add my name too! Always looking to up my skill level.
Posted: 6:45 pm on December 21st

RonFullerWoodArt RonFullerWoodArt writes: Always the best information. No matter the skill level, everyone gets something new every time from Fine Woodworking.
Posted: 6:35 pm on December 21st

sailor68 sailor68 writes: What a great opportunity to think outside the Box!!!!
Posted: 6:26 pm on December 21st

Rob_3104640 Rob_3104640 writes: What can be created with wood, always amazes me. Such intricate boxes...I look forward to trying my hand at it, and this book would be a great start!
Posted: 5:41 pm on December 21st

southcarolina southcarolina writes: I agree that it tests your skills. If I don't win it, I'll probably buy it. I enjoy learning in the process
Posted: 5:39 pm on December 21st

pdavis pdavis writes: I love the challenge of building boxes...they never cease to test my skills as a woodworker!!!
Posted: 5:22 pm on December 21st

Jhopewell Jhopewell writes: Put me on the list for the drawing!
Posted: 4:33 pm on December 21st

Wine_Guy Wine_Guy writes: As a novice woodworker I am always looking for ways to improve my skills. This book looks like a great next step for me.
Posted: 3:45 pm on December 21st

retireejd retireejd writes: I would love to win this!!!
Posted: 3:27 pm on December 21st

adam_h adam_h writes: Looks like a great book!
Posted: 3:15 pm on December 21st

6string 6string writes: I just spent the last 2 week making finger joint boxes as gifts. It's really fun....but I'm ready to get back to building guitars ;-)
Posted: 3:06 pm on December 21st

big TEE big TEE writes: I would love to try the inlays shown here-I already make a lot of bandsaw boxes
Posted: 3:01 pm on December 21st

jerusalemwoodart jerusalemwoodart writes: looks like quite an interesting book!
Posted: 2:57 pm on December 21st

amidubois amidubois writes: I really enjoy FineWoodworking, especially the articles dealing with methods of work, among others, the Master classes and the information on the FineWoodworking Web site. I have been reading Finewoodworking since the very beginning when the magazine was i n Black and white. I have made a few boxes, but from one Canadian Working magazine plan. It would be interesting to have a good book on the subject.

Posted: 2:55 pm on December 21st

mgf99 mgf99 writes: I love books with ideas for variety in boxes. I look forward to reading this one and putting it into practice.
Posted: 2:43 pm on December 21st

chipmaker2 chipmaker2 writes: Book looks like a real Zongker!
Posted: 2:39 pm on December 21st

JayDTaylor JayDTaylor writes: I really want to see how to do the cameo inlay, it looks complicated. I am currently limited in the size of my projects. This book would fit right in, if I don't win it, I will buy it
Posted: 2:36 pm on December 21st

unnet unnet writes: Can't wait to read it.
Posted: 2:12 pm on December 21st

boatman boatman writes: I have made a number of boxes, so I am always interested in seeing some new designs. Would love to have this book to add to my collection.
Posted: 2:12 pm on December 21st

unnet unnet writes: This sounds interesting. I'd love some guidance here.
Posted: 2:11 pm on December 21st

rackemup rackemup writes: I've been looking for a book with some more advanced techniques for boxes. Looking forward to this one.
Posted: 1:54 pm on December 21st

PeterBailey PeterBailey writes: Yes, boxes are on the bucket list!
Posted: 1:53 pm on December 21st

blackhorse blackhorse writes: I have most of the other books on boxes, but this looks like the kind of advanced technique book I have been waiting for.
Posted: 1:35 pm on December 21st

dpc4 dpc4 writes: I need to learn how to make boxes. My wife has a lifetime collection or rings, earrings, necklaces, and other do dads and she needs an attractive box or two or three to put them in. Guess who gets the job?
Posted: 1:24 pm on December 21st

BOTS BOTS writes: I would like to win this book! All of the info you provide is great, Thanks!
Posted: 1:18 pm on December 21st

tom8021 tom8021 writes: I want this book!
Posted: 1:16 pm on December 21st

pabull pabull writes: There are never enough boxes, and never enough ideas on how to build boxes. It looks liken this book is adding to the existing collection in a very nice way.

Keep feeding the addiction...
Posted: 12:46 pm on December 21st

B_Bu B_Bu writes: ‘Twas 4 days before Christmas and just a peek a page 20,
Proved passed a doubt that I could learn plenty
From this book by Zongker and from Taunton Press
If sent in a twinkling to my home address.

Posted: 12:43 pm on December 21st

Posted: 12:43 pm on December 21st

B_Bu B_Bu writes:
Posted: 12:38 pm on December 21st

BioBill BioBill writes: If Zongker can teach as well as he makes the boxes shown, this will prove to be a very valuable book. I'd like to find out if it is!
Posted: 12:37 pm on December 21st

B_Bu B_Bu writes: ‘Twas 4 days before Christmas and just a peek a page 20,
Proved passed a doubt that I could learn plenty
From this book by Zongker and from Taunon Press
If sent in a twinkling to my home address.

Posted: 12:31 pm on December 21st

buoyd buoyd writes: Looks like a great book. I look forward to reading it, especially the sections on marquetry.
Posted: 12:27 pm on December 21st

evaneut evaneut writes: would be a great one to have
Posted: 12:13 pm on December 21st

BeaverBoy BeaverBoy writes: Boxes seem to me to be like very small but fairly unforgiving pieces of furniture. My furniture has gotten better since I started building boxes in between projects.

Posted: 12:07 pm on December 21st

Herve Herve writes: Beautiful boxes to make. The plans will be very useful.
Posted: 12:02 pm on December 21st

rapin rapin writes: Looks great
Posted: 11:57 am on December 21st

Firepig Firepig writes: Wish I could be as lucky as the person who won the beer cooler. Winning this book would be a close second!
Posted: 11:55 am on December 21st

2826 2826 writes: Looks like just the book for some like me new to box making. The variety is especially appealing.
Posted: 11:53 am on December 21st

BC_Woody BC_Woody writes: I was boxing my maple tree trying to think outside of the box when I decided this would be a great book to relax by a warm fire with on Boxing Day up here in Canada.
Posted: 11:49 am on December 21st

NorCal39 NorCal39 writes: was just looking for ideas on box making and this looks more advanced than anything I've seen.
Posted: 11:40 am on December 21st

TGrenga100 TGrenga100 writes: Nice combination of art/design, skill and execution! I wood like to have a copy!
Posted: 11:08 am on December 21st

RJB1 RJB1 writes: Just won a beer cooler in a draw last night so if good luck comes in threes this book will be number 2. Lots of hardwood offcuts available from my local cabinet maker and I need some cold weather projects,
Posted: 11:04 am on December 21st

harajak harajak writes: Sounds like great book, having made many boxes but none of the complexity that these seem to be.
Posted: 11:02 am on December 21st

BenGC BenGC writes: I would love to learn more and more from this book!.. and enjoy bringing to life a lot of good ideas!
Posted: 11:01 am on December 21st

rebergie rebergie writes: I've just started getting into box making and adding inlay. I have a lot to learn and this book would certainly help me. Happy Holidays to all.
Posted: 10:59 am on December 21st

seastwood seastwood writes: WOW! After viewing the sample pages, I was intrigued and inspired! It will certainly be a wonderful edition, and over time a wonderfully worn edition, to my go-to manuals.
Posted: 10:57 am on December 21st

AllenB22 AllenB22 writes: I would like a copy.
Posted: 10:56 am on December 21st

raengler raengler writes: Looks like a good book.
Posted: 10:44 am on December 21st

cstar cstar writes: Looks like another great book by Taunton Press that would be great to have in my woodworking library.
Posted: 10:43 am on December 21st

sawdust55109 sawdust55109 writes: Looks like another great book for the shop
Posted: 10:14 am on December 21st

RogerEllison RogerEllison writes: I took a peek into this book in the library at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship this summer. What a neat book. Yes, I need a copy!

Posted: 10:12 am on December 21st

JimNew JimNew writes: I just built my first box for my daughter-in-law. It's beautiful but simple. However, I look at all the elegant boxes and am curious how they're made. This book would be a great help.
Posted: 10:07 am on December 21st

olde228 olde228 writes: everyone enjoys making boxes ! Boxes are a type of project that completes fairly quickly, hones your woodworking skills and when gifted is a very desirable and usable gift!!
Posted: 10:03 am on December 21st

CherryvilleChuck CherryvilleChuck writes: This looks like a great book. I would love to learn more about marquetry and inlay work.
Posted: 9:59 am on December 21st

JerryGrant JerryGrant writes: As my age increases, I see the need to downsize my life, shop, expectations and projects I build. I want to move from large furniture to projects more box size. I would love to read and absorb this book.
Posted: 9:50 am on December 21st

DWDavis DWDavis writes: This book would be perfect! I"ve been needing to build a box for a while now and not sure which joints I need in 1/2" material and the right look. It is a gift to a very good friend who is batteling cancer right now.
Posted: 9:50 am on December 21st

willframe willframe writes: Count me in...knowledge is power!
Posted: 9:48 am on December 21st

JocknTexas JocknTexas writes: I am redesigning a 3 tier presentation box and need all the inspiration and technique information I can get. Dennis's body of work is outstanding so yes please count me in.
Posted: 9:29 am on December 21st

skeenum skeenum writes: I would love to read and enjoy this book. Looks like a lot of good ideas.

Posted: 9:27 am on December 21st

jcwnr jcwnr writes: I'd like to try marquetry.
Posted: 9:26 am on December 21st

bill117 bill117 writes: I have only made toy boxes. Maybe I should move up!
Posted: 9:26 am on December 21st

Gallactica Gallactica writes: Very nice book. I will consider myself lucky to win this one... Happy Holidays
Posted: 9:23 am on December 21st

jqg jqg writes: I'm sure this book will help me improve my box making skills. I enjoy making boxes and I enjoy reading box books.
Posted: 9:16 am on December 21st

roadhammer roadhammer writes: I always love making boxes, I hope to be inspired to do more after this book.
Posted: 9:03 am on December 21st

kristaperner kristaperner writes: Love to give some nice detail to my boxies
Posted: 9:02 am on December 21st

Adrianbaires Adrianbaires writes: Hi, I'm from Argentina I need it, here we don't have anything like that,
Thanks for all you at doing.
Posted: 9:02 am on December 21st

Colleen99 Colleen99 writes: Going shopping today for a table saw! It is all I asked Santa for Christmas :) -- would love to start making some of these beautiful boxes in the near future. Happy Holidays to everyone!!
Posted: 8:41 am on December 21st

jvjames jvjames writes: I met Dennis last weekend and was able to see some of his work. Incredible ! !
Posted: 8:40 am on December 21st

elWilson elWilson writes: I built a relatively simple walnut jewelry box for my wife early in our marriage. She now needs a larger box, and our daughter needs one, too. It's good that I just retired. I now have some time, and this book can give me fresh ideas.
Posted: 8:38 am on December 21st

user-3107828 user-3107828 writes: This book would get me out of an embarrassing jam I am in. I have intended to make my wife a jewelery box for several years and I even bought some nice birds eye maple for the project but somehow I have never managed to get going on it. Right now my credibility is pretty low as far as building this box is concerned. I need help!!
Posted: 8:32 am on December 21st

user-2560066 user-2560066 writes: Looks like a great book! Many different techniques explained that can be used on a variety of boxes. Another great book on boxes.
Posted: 8:30 am on December 21st

paeyer paeyer writes: Sounds like a 'must-read' before I finish plans for the box I'm considering.
Posted: 8:28 am on December 21st

Fireman326 Fireman326 writes: I'd love to get some instruction on how the pro's build boxes.
Posted: 8:11 am on December 21st

dave 07 dave 07 writes: This book would have been handy before I started my g'daughters jewerly box. But not too late for my next.
Posted: 8:09 am on December 21st

Hoeppr Hoeppr writes: Would be a great book for new box ideas
Posted: 8:07 am on December 21st

Sal522 Sal522 writes: I love boxes. This looks like a great book.
Posted: 8:04 am on December 21st

Adrianbaires Adrianbaires writes: Hy, Im from argentina, I need this book in my little shop,
Thanks a lot for woodworking community, we don't have nathing like this here,
Posted: 7:30 am on December 21st

Laurel Fork Laurel Fork writes: Ready to start with some recently salvaged American chestnut.
Posted: 7:26 am on December 21st

chris1331 chris1331 writes: looking for a niche
Posted: 6:50 am on December 21st

RayTurns RayTurns writes: A lot of extra techniques that would lead to neater boxes.
Posted: 6:47 am on December 21st

arrowactive arrowactive writes: This is one "out of the box". Great stuff
Posted: 6:35 am on December 21st

TomFoolery29 TomFoolery29 writes: Would like to add this to my library
Posted: 6:19 am on December 21st

user-290740 user-290740 writes: Making boxes for gifts and personal expression gives the greatest satisfaction. To get new ideas and increase my skills with this book would be great.
Posted: 6:06 am on December 21st

wkou wkou writes: Looks like a great book and just what I have been looking for. good luck to all in the competition.
Posted: 5:47 am on December 21st

anselhall anselhall writes: 5 boxes to build, for each of my children. Then 1 box to rule them all, for my wife...
Posted: 5:09 am on December 21st

user-446724 user-446724 writes: A box, a BOX! My Kingdom for a BOX book.
Posted: 4:06 am on December 21st

SeanMWalker SeanMWalker writes: I would love to have this book. This is good timing as I am starting to build boxes.
Posted: 10:48 pm on December 20th

JBorJr JBorJr writes: everything I enjoy in reading great book for price

Posted: 5:21 pm on December 20th

SteveinCA SteveinCA writes: I copy of this book would be greatly appreciated as I have not tried box making.
Posted: 3:33 pm on December 20th

supermonkey supermonkey writes: I would love to add this to my collection.
Posted: 11:16 pm on December 19th

GregWorks GregWorks writes: I will always read another book about box making!

Posted: 3:37 pm on December 19th

cacman cacman writes: i really like books on box making this looks like it will be a good one
Posted: 2:14 pm on December 19th

kingusa kingusa writes: Thank you Dennis Zongker for passing your unselfish knowledge on to other woodworkers through you writing.
Posted: 12:32 pm on December 19th

DougRN DougRN writes: Really enjoyed making my first and only box. Would really like to make more and expand my skills. Would love to own this book!
Posted: 12:19 pm on December 19th

jedgberi jedgberi writes: I was thinking about reading this book for ideas for the shop class that I teach.
Posted: 9:26 pm on December 18th

jDavidA jDavidA writes: Just like previous comments, I hope I win it.
Posted: 8:38 pm on December 18th

330woody 330woody writes: I read books.
Posted: 7:16 pm on December 18th

Tool_box Tool_box writes: I live in a cardboard box, looking to build an upgrade.
Posted: 4:33 pm on December 18th

Joe__G Joe__G writes: Thank you.
Posted: 3:34 pm on December 18th

zuckerkandl zuckerkandl writes: Pick me! Pick me!
Posted: 3:15 pm on December 18th

swagmann swagmann writes: It is always great to continue to learn. Glad authors are willing to share their knowledge.
Posted: 2:28 pm on December 18th

Rambler Rambler writes: This would be an excellent book to start planning projects for next year!
Posted: 2:20 pm on December 18th

jayrw jayrw writes: I have seen this book and as an avid boxmaker I would LOVE to have a copy!
Posted: 9:04 am on December 18th

tmnjack tmnjack writes: Looks like a great book with some information about more than run of the mill boxes.
Posted: 11:51 pm on December 17th

jpatnaude jpatnaude writes: Boxes are such a simple utilitarian object but can be graceful and artistic. I'm designing a box for an urn now and I'm struck by the broad applicability from something sacred to something simple such as a tee box. Both can be equally beautiful.
Posted: 10:40 pm on December 17th

user-3068081 user-3068081 writes: I am a woodturner; also a box maker. And Like the ancient Buddhist saying: "Boxes are Difficult".
This book is on first glimpse out-of-my-league. I have a dedicated dovetail station at one of my benches where I can sit on the stool to saw, cut & chisel the joinery. My planes are always sharp as are my various saw blades but this book moves to higher ground.
Yes, I would love to add this to my library and I can see the odds are akin to the lottery but if you don't play you can't win. The best of luck to all.
Posted: 9:27 pm on December 17th

bbrozo bbrozo writes: This looks like a great reference book to add to anyone's woodworking library.
Posted: 5:55 pm on December 17th

grin grin writes: What a great reference manual. I'd love to win it.
Posted: 12:39 pm on December 17th

JayWC JayWC writes: That is incredible! I was already thinking about purchasing the book to help me with a jewelry box I promised my wife for 7 years now, but to find out I could win it (and return with a review of it) is awesome! Please consider my entry! Thanks!

Posted: 12:08 pm on December 17th

THU THU writes: Wow, what a selection of nice boxes. Way over the complexity of the boxes I have buildt.
Posted: 11:46 am on December 17th

Jim8mad Jim8mad writes: Beautiful boxes make great gifts
Posted: 10:24 am on December 17th

Tom77 Tom77 writes: I am currently making boxes, some with marquetry on the lid. Count me in.
Posted: 9:53 am on December 17th

garym52 garym52 writes: This looks like a good book to learn some new skills.
Posted: 2:25 am on December 17th

JZPortland JZPortland writes: I like the combination of methods used on the box on the cover.
Posted: 12:37 am on December 17th

orangegopher orangegopher writes: Looks like a great book!
Posted: 11:12 pm on December 16th

nestcraft nestcraft writes: Booya.

Posted: 10:30 pm on December 16th

duna6430 duna6430 writes: I'm a relatively new woodworker, and find boxes are great inexpensive ways to practice new skills!
Posted: 9:33 pm on December 16th

mclarknc mclarknc writes: I am just starting to learn about inlay, and would love to build some wooden boxes to feature it on. I've got lots of small offcuts in my shop that would make excellent boxes. I'd love to have this book.
Posted: 6:15 pm on December 16th

auspi auspi writes: Love the boxes with the beautiful curves.
Posted: 4:08 pm on December 16th

MBGrammer MBGrammer writes: Boxes are intriguing. I admire the craftsmen who excel at box design/building
Posted: 3:52 pm on December 16th

srt19170 srt19170 writes: This looks like a book I would enjoy reading.
Posted: 3:37 pm on December 16th

marshmonster marshmonster writes: Throw my name in the hat! Looks like a great book chock full of techniques and ideas.
Posted: 1:13 pm on December 16th

Zignot5 Zignot5 writes: Sounds like a great read!
Posted: 12:58 pm on December 16th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I don't have any books on box making. i'd love to have this one for my collection of woodworking books.
Posted: 12:28 pm on December 16th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: This box would make a great gift as well as a useful book to learn from
Posted: 12:14 pm on December 16th

AnaheimWoodChuck AnaheimWoodChuck writes: I have several elegant boxes on Christmas wish lists for next year. Looks like the timing is right for a good book on the subject
Posted: 11:59 am on December 16th

bko bko writes: That looks like a great book! I love to build boxes.
Posted: 11:09 am on December 16th

ShooterBoy ShooterBoy writes: My wife wants a small box to hold earrings. I am sure this book could help with the design as well as the execution! I need the help ... :)
Posted: 11:09 am on December 16th

Barkley629 Barkley629 writes: I'll make the box for John65's mom and save him the trouble.
Posted: 10:08 am on December 16th

john65 john65 writes: I have some butternut from an old tree of my mother's. She is waiting for me to make her a keepsake from the wood and she is 95 years old. A box would be nice.
Posted: 9:03 am on December 16th

byerbyer byerbyer writes: Allons-y!
Posted: 8:25 am on December 16th

Tirebiter14 Tirebiter14 writes: I like free stuff.
Posted: 7:34 am on December 16th

RVH RVH writes: I build a few boxes. This would help!
Posted: 7:19 am on December 16th

casaheil casaheil writes: Looks like a nice book with some good skill-building projects.
Posted: 1:32 am on December 16th

Maddhatter3 Maddhatter3 writes: Looks like a fun read. Would be fun to have it on the shelf.
Posted: 1:03 am on December 16th

RobertWhiteneck RobertWhiteneck writes: I need to learn how to make a proper box. Count me in
Posted: 11:10 pm on December 15th

308defense 308defense writes: I'm in need of a book that has small projects. My Bride of many years keeps saying I should build smaller projects. A book on boxes would help me to down size on the projects.
Looking forward to the copy being sent to me.
Thank You
Posted: 8:13 pm on December 15th

F_ton F_ton writes: I'm quite sure the kids would love to get some boxes
Posted: 8:11 pm on December 15th

Benzoid Benzoid writes: I've got 7 or 8 books on box making - do I really need another one? - OF COURSE
Posted: 7:34 pm on December 15th

sporter53 sporter53 writes: I like working on smaller projects, and boxes are really practical projects. I would enjoy reading this book.

Posted: 7:13 pm on December 15th

lowriderray lowriderray writes: Since I started making small boxes this would make a great addition
Posted: 6:37 pm on December 15th

stpackmo74 stpackmo74 writes: I have built several boxes but am always looking for new ideas and from what I see this book looks just like what I am looking for. Would be a nice Christmas present and also my birthday is Dec. 24 so could be a 2 for1!
Posted: 6:18 pm on December 15th

vanpieters vanpieters writes: Would be great to have. I am currently trying to make boxes.
All the help I can get will be great
Posted: 4:54 pm on December 15th

tmsch tmsch writes: Great looking book!
Posted: 3:39 pm on December 15th

GlenRoseBud GlenRoseBud writes: Would love to learn box making techniques.
Posted: 2:46 pm on December 15th

JoeAlpeza JoeAlpeza writes: I'd like to build one or two of those on the cover.
Posted: 12:09 pm on December 15th

the_wild_lucy the_wild_lucy writes: Looks like a great box book.
Posted: 11:43 am on December 15th

WoodenMatt WoodenMatt writes: Looking to refine my jointing skills. After a quick preview, this seems to be a great reference and skill building book.
Posted: 10:57 am on December 15th

MTMan2 MTMan2 writes: Simple entry form would be better.
Posted: 10:44 am on December 15th

jimsmd jimsmd writes: Brand new, hot off the press! Previewed it and it does look impressive. So many creative talented people out there!
Posted: 10:34 am on December 15th

OUNavCon OUNavCon writes: This book provides a great starting point to learn the techniques of marquetry and inlay, for those woodworkers who have built furniture. Working on smaller woodworking projects, like boxes, allows the woodworker to be more adventurous with lower risk. This will be my approach as I learn to place inlays in the pieces that I build.
Congratulations on a fantastic approach to teaching some of the more intricate wood working skills.
Posted: 10:34 am on December 15th

Kejenk02 Kejenk02 writes: I would love to have this book to help me as a new woodworker.
Posted: 10:14 am on December 15th

lascotty lascotty writes: I love boxes also, I have a number of box books and no matter how many times I read them I never get tired of them.
Posted: 9:54 am on December 15th

KenFitz KenFitz writes: Another box book....yippee! Don't know why but I love boxes. I know it's not just me but they are fun to make and give as gifts especially to those you love. There can never be enough box books!
Posted: 9:45 am on December 15th

JYoda JYoda writes: In one book it seems as though you have found all of the skills I want to try. Marquetry, inlay, better and more subtle joints, and turning. This will deffinately be on my Christmas list.
Posted: 8:42 am on December 15th

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