The Old School House


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Welcome to Peter Lloyd's website. Wooden boxes ~ Jewellery Boxes ~ Ring boxes ~ Desk boxes

Peter Lloyd, working from his small workshop in Cumbria UK, searches out unusual and beautiful English hardwoods to create jewellery boxes, ring boxes, work boxes, writing slopes.

Whether it be a desk box made from tiger oak, a jewelry chest, a little jewel of a ring box or stationery box of burr elm, each of these handmade wooden boxes is a celebration of its wood.

Jewellery chest in burr yew
Jewellery chest in burr yew
pebble box
19 August '14

Latest News

I can hardly believe the leaves of the horse chestnut are starting to turn. And there are blackberries already! Surely summer's not drawing to a close yet. We have had a pretty good one up to now so maybe I shouldn't grumble.

What's new in the world of boxes? That big stationery box is starting to take shape - in fact I'm very happy with it. There have been a couple of nail biting moments when a slip with a chisel could more or less ruin the entire box but I got through those and the end is in sight. In fact if you wanted to see a series of photos of the box taking shape have a look at my facebook page.

As for other boxes; I've got several 'back hinge' jewellery boxes in walnut and tiger oak which are waiting for trays, I've paused work on the stationery box for a few days because I've virtually run out of  'little boxes'  and I've got a reasonable number of  desk boxes and plenty of ring boxes.


As ever, there's more news from a different perspective on the diary page. Peter