As a small family business that specializes in creating handmade wooden jewelry boxes, keepsake boxes, and even flag display cases, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products.
One of the distinctive design features that set our boxes apart is the use of wenge splines. In this blog post, we'll explore the beauty and benefits of wenge splines, and explain why they enhance our handmade wooden boxes.
What is Wenge?
Wenge is a type of tropical hardwood that comes from central Africa. Its scientific name is Millettia laurentii, and it is known for its unique dark color and distinctive grain pattern. Wenge is a very hard and durable wood that is often used in high-end furniture and cabinetry. It is also a popular choice for musical instruments, flooring, and other decorative items.
The Benefits of Wenge Splines
At our small family business, we use wenge splines in our wooden boxes for a number of reasons.
First and foremost, wenge splines create a striking contrast with the lighter wood used for the box itself. This contrast makes the splines stand out and draws attention to the joints, which adds to the overall visual appeal of the box.
Wenge splines also add strength and stability to the joints, ensuring that our boxes will stand the test of time.
Another benefit of wenge splines is that they create a distinctive and recognizable look that is unique to our brand. Our customers have come to recognize and appreciate the use of wenge splines in our boxes, and it has become a signature feature of our products.
Our distinctive round edge and the use of splines even become part of our logo after the rebranding in 2020
Despite its beautiful deep chocolate brown color, wenge wood can be difficult to work with due to the high risk of splinters. However, as a small family business committed to providing a superior product, we continue to use wenge throughout our product line for handles, feet, splines, and accents. Despite the challenges it presents, we believe that the beauty and durability of wenge make it well worth the effort.
If you're interested in purchasing one of our handmade wooden boxes, browse our site to see our full product line.