Love Letter wine box

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Project by rctomps posted 324 days ago 4519 views 67 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my daughter’s recent wedding she asked me to make a love letter anniversary box for the ceremony. This is what I came up with. The way it works is the bride and groom write love letters before the ceremony then during the ceremony they put the letters in the box, (I made pockets in the lid) along with a bottle of wine then they “nail” the box shut using tapered dowels in holes in the lid. On there wedding anniversary they pry the box open, drink the wine and read the letters. Then write new letters, put a new bottle in and seal it up for the next year.
Sanded the lid with 80 grit and left it rough to get the “rustic” look they wanted.
Made from walnut, finished with natural Danish oil.

-- Rob

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#1 posted 324 days ago

That is a really cool idea for a wedding momento. What a beautiful box. I love the carving that you did on the front to mimic the invitation. I am sure your daughter and son-in-law will cherish it always.

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#2 posted 324 days ago

Great job, and I have not heard of that before, but love it! I thought about telling my daughter about it, but since she cant date till she is 65 or Im dead, which ever comes last, not too sure how much she will like the idea. LOL Love the carving and design and the meaning of it is priceless

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 324 days ago

That is a great idea! Love the box, I am sure they will cherish it!


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#4 posted 323 days ago

I agree that is a cool idea, nice work on the box too.

-- Vince

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#5 posted 323 days ago

Lovely. Very romantic idea. Box looks great.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#6 posted 323 days ago

What a great idea Rob, beautiful box and carving. I am sure Diana and David will get a life time anniversaries of openings and refilling the box….well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#7 posted 323 days ago

Love the idea!

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#8 posted 323 days ago

This is way kool. I really like the tree with the carved heart & initials also. Very cleaver. Luv it. I may borrow this idea for a Nephew’s upcoming wedding in a year or so.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 323 days ago

neat idea and a great box.congrats to the new couple.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#10 posted 323 days ago

Great idea! Is it fairly easy to pry open the box with out damaging it? If so, please explain.

-- Well, I'll be screwed, glued, and tattooed!

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#11 posted 323 days ago

Nice idea!

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#12 posted 323 days ago

Great idea! The box is gorgeous as well. Good job!

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#13 posted 323 days ago

It’s a beautiful box and will make a fine gift. I’m sure that it was appreciated.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 323 days ago

Great gift. Congrats to the young couple.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#15 posted 323 days ago

Very cool idea; might have to make something like this for my daughter too. Thanks for posting

-- Steve - Seaford, DE

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