Cherish treasure box

$133.00$153.00 GST applies in AU

A treasure or keepsake box to store your precious items. Handmade with Huon Pine or Tasmanian Myrtle, each batch of boxes are made a little differently.  The glass top boxes allow you to display a precious photo or print.  Zoom in the product photos to view them with captions, and choose one that connects you most.

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Description

Cherish treasure boxes are made to keep or present your precious items and memories. These items are those of great value to us, whether they are passed down from generations, or connect us to someone special or a special memory, or something you like to collect. These boxes are beautifully handcrafted with precious timbers with lots of love and care, for you to cherish your precious items.  The glass top boxes allow you to display and personalise with a precious photo or print.

These boxes are currently made in 2 sizes to fit, check below for dimensions. If you do not find a size that works for you, contact us to have one custom made for you.

Internal Dimension (approximate):
Huon Pine solid top (small square): 75 x 75 x 27mm (include depth allowance for the lid)
Tasmanian Myrtle solid top (small square): 74 x 74 x 29mm (include depth allowance for the lid)
Tasmanian Myrtle with glass top (small square): 78 x 78 x 21mm
Huon Pine with glass top (4×6″): 150 x 100 x 20mm
Tasmanian Myrtle with glass top (4×6″): 150 x 100 x 20mm

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
Type of Wood

Huon Pine, Tasmanian Myrtle

Box top

Glass, Solid

Box size

Rectangle, Square

Inside box colour

Red, Blue, Green

About our Wood

Huon Pine

Huon Pine is the oldest living tree in Australia, second oldest in the world (after North American bristle cone). It can live for 3,000 years, that means some of them are older than the invention of Greek democracy by Cleisthenes at 507B.C. They only grow very slowly in the cool temperate climate in Tasmanian, averaging just 1 millimetre in girth per year; and they start to reproduce until 600 to 800 years of age. The timber has a very high oil content, which renders it impervious to insects, waterproof, and imbues it with its characteristic sappy perfume. The retrieval of stumps left over from old logging led to the discovery of tons of ancient buried Huon pine logs, some dated at 38,000 years old and still intact despite being buried in the damp earth at that time.

Currently 85% of remaining Huon Pine forests are conserved in National Parks while 15% is managed by Forestry Tasmania for salvage. It is estimated that the supplies of salvaged dead timber will last for another 2 generations.

However Professor Tim Brodribb from the University of Tasmania is one of those concerned about what carbon dioxide emissions could mean for the giant tree.
“If the emissions continue to rise as they are at the moment, then this species [Huon pine] and a lot of species in Tasmania will be extinct in 100 years for sure,” he said in an article Huon pine trees live for 3,000 years but climate change could wipe them out in the next 50

Tasmanian Myrtle

Tasmanian Myrtle is a dominant species of the cool temperate rainforest, found in the north-west and west of the state, though small communities thrive on the Tasman Peninsula and South Bruny Island. It can attain heights of up to 50m and ages in excess of 500 years.

A striking wood with rich red, brown, and almost orange tones and makes an excellent finishing timber, it is believed the richness of colour comes from the quality of the organic soil it grows in. The deepest red myrtle comes from highly fertile soils on basalt. The colour is vibrant, combining subtle variations in tone with the texture and sheen of wavy and fiddleback features to produce a surface alive with character and individuality. Taking a deep lustre when polished, Myrtle is prized by architects and furniture makers alike.

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