The Aperture Wood Desk Box
The Aperture Wood Desk Box
The Aperture Wood Desk Box
The Aperture Wood Desk Box
The Aperture Wood Desk Box
The Aperture Wood Desk Box

The Aperture Wood Desk Box

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Hand-Crafted Aperture Wood Desk Box 

Back in in 2017 and 2018, we got together with George, a retired master wood craftsman, to design and make the 35mm Wood Camera and the TLR Wood Camera.

In 2020, despite the pandemic, we tried once again to create something unique. So we sat down with George for a few weeks (masked up side-by-side in his garage workshop), and designed and made these limited-edition hand-crafted Wood Aperture Desk Boxes. 

Once again, only 10 of these beauties have been made in total. 

Crafted entirely by hand in Philadelphia, these gorgeous heirloom-quality Desk Boxes (some people also call them Keepsake Boxes) are the ultimate gift for the photography connoisseur who thinks they've seen it all.  They can be used to store rolls of film, memory cards, a small lens, or whatever else you like.  Each Box will hold up to 8 rolls of 35mm film. 

Several hours of work went into making each box, with each piece of wood sanded, joined and finished by hand. The lid with the aperture pattern was particularly challenging, as the aperture blades had to be precisely cut and manually sanded until they fit perfectly with the contrasting center. 

Each Wood Desk Box is made of 4 or 5 different types of wood from around the world,and comes with a unique edition number and storycard describing the types of wood used and how to properly care for this heirloom-quality gift. 

The final product includes some wood types that are rare and distinct, that were specially selected for their superior beauty and grain. 

Purpleheart / Wenge Box (3 Made):

The lid is a Purpleheart center with Wenge aperture blades.

The body is composed of a layer of Wenge in between 2 layers of Purpleheart, with a Wenge bottom panel.

Oak / Black Walnut Box (3 Made):

The lid is a Mahogany center with Oak aperture blades. 

The body is a Black Walnut middle layer and bottom panel, with Oak on the top and the lower layers. 

Ash / Black Walnut Box (2 Made):

The lid is an Oak center with Mahogany aperture blades. 

The body is a Black Walnut middle layer and bottom panel, with Ash on the top and lower layers.  

About these Boxes:

A special, limited-edition gift item for the photography connoisseur.

  • Handmade in Philadelphia, USA in 2020 
  • Carefully finished with 5 layers of ultra-thin satin coating to protect and enhance the natural beauty of the wood 
  • Each box has its own unique wood characteristics and grain patterns 
  • Lid locks onto box with a gentle twist to secure contents  
  • Each Box comes with a unique edition number and materials card describing the types of wood used 
  • Care instructions included
  • 4.0" Diameter, 2.75" Tall, 2.0" Deep Interior
  • Special Edition - only 10 made

Free Size Exchanges on all Apparel. If it doesn't fit right, exchange it for the right size within 30 days for free. 

Our tees are true-to-size, and slightly fitted (modern fashion fit, but not slim fit). If you're not sure, we recommend ordering a size up. 

If you need more, here's the Full Size Chart with all the details. 

And remember, exchanges are free. If you'd like to exchange your item, just contact us

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They wrote me a personalized note by hand that came with the package. That was a nice detail. The hat fits great and feels really comfortable. Highly recommend.

Zach M
Provo, UT

Given as a Birthday gift. My friend couldn’t stop raving about how much she loved them and how cool they were! Mission accomplished!

Carole L
Trenton, NJ

This is an incredibly high quality sweat shirt and the design and stitching of the Photography logo is awesome. REALLY worth the price and a sweatshirt that will last a long time. Going to order in another color as well!

Keith S
Chicago, IL

Very comfortable and a very cool shirt. Please keep up the good work turning out awesome designs.

Paul L
Rochester, NY

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