What does $1,200 in wood and 6 months of work get you?

ENCurtis - Woodworking, is it all worth it.

More than a year ago, I was contacted by two Navy pilots who wanted to commission a keepsake box for their first and only child. A box that would be her first birthday present, and in that box would live 17 other gifts–one each year until she turns 18. When you take on a commission with this much personal meaning, I think it warrants taking the time to make sure you get it right. This object, after all, will be a part of this family’s narrative forever. I’m honored to be a part of that story–in a very menial way, if only through the creative act. I hope they appreciate and enjoy this piece. And I hope you enjoy this video.