Decorative Keepsake Box;
"The Split Top"

** Prices for the Split Top range from
$110 - $120, depending on the wood **

These decorative keepsake boxes make the most unique womens gifts or unique gifts for guys that you'll find anywhere.

Whether you're searching for unique Christmas gifts ideas or unique birthday gifts for men or women, this is what you've been looking for.

These small wood decorative keepsake boxes measure 6" wide x 6" deep and 3" high. The top is cut in a design that fits together when closed; and then swivels open to reveal an open compartment lined with Super Suede. In the photo I've listed the different types of wood.

Men and women alike can find great use for these boxes; they contain any number of small items while looking artistic and decorative at the same time. Need some ideas? Here are just a few of the ways you can use this decorative keepsake box:

  • a "beginner's" jewelry box; perhaps a young lady who is just beginning her jewelry collection
  • decorative trinket boxes: if someone collects something small but doesn't need them displayed
  • a "catch-all" box: this is a unique gift idea for men; they can put this box on the counter where they tend to toss their keys, pocket change, and anything else they collect in their pockets during the day

And giving a unique handmade gift by a Colorado artisan just adds a special touch that mass produced items from a store can't give.

The boxes are made of the following woods, as listed above in the photo:

  • Top center: curly maple wood with spalted maple burl in the lid
  • Right: Brazilian cherry with spalted maple burl in the lid
  • Bottom center: cherry wood with spalted maple burl in the lid
  • Left: Bubinga wood with spalted maple burl in the lid

"What is burl?"

You might have heard of the other woods, such as cherry, but might have ever heard of "spalted maple burl." Burl is actually a deformity that grows on a tree for any number of reasons, but creates beautiful patterns. Literally no two pieces of burl are ever the same, so your decorative keepsake box will truly be one-of-a-kind.

Since each of these handmade jewelry boxes are made with unique pieces of wood, no two boxes are the same. If you are interested in seeing what I currently have in stock in this design, please email me via the form below and inquire about my Split Top Box.

To see other views of this box, click on the images below or click here to return to the Split Top page.

** Prices for the Split Top range from
$110 - $120, depending on the wood **

PLEASE NOTE: Sadly Steve has passed away, so these boxes are no longer available.

We are in the process of taking this site down; thank you to all of his customers, we hope you treasure your jewelry box forever.

Thank you, 

The Smith Family

Steve Smith Boxes

"The Swingdoor"

"The Wedge"

"The Angle"


Thank you, Steve, for the beautiful jewelry box. It is gorgeous and I know that my daughter will love it. We hope it will be an heirloom piece for her to remember her graduation day from med school. Hopefully we will do business again in two years when my other daughter finishes her grad degree.Sincerely yours,


Just to let you know that my jewelry box arrived and it is stunning, I really love it! I looked at hundreds of them including store-bought (and probably Chinese-made), Amish/Shaker, and other hand-mades, and yours were the most beautiful (and the most versatile, as none of the others had adjustible drawer dividers). Thanks for the beautiful jewelry box, and I'm glad my holiday purchase was Made in the USA.

~ Michelle

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