Thursday, October 20, 2011

Struggling For That Gift For The Person With Everything?

Wheathills have introduced a new concept - The Promise Box.

The ideal Xmas present starts with a Promise in the beautiful form of a Promise Box, marking the initial exciting steps of a creative and emotional journey.

The handmade box is a promise of a Wheathills Marquetry Memory / Keepsake Box to be delivered in the New Year (normally a six week delivery time), and the upholstered interior of the Promise Box holds the actual handmade key for the Memory Box. On the exterior of the promise box are marquetry initials and a marquetry representation of the recipent's passion or achievement.

In the New Year the person who received the gift starts their own journey of transforming their life stories and achievements into an exquisite memory box with marquetry depictions of these images. They are kept up to date with the progress of their box with a personal and secure 'Under Lock & Key' page where they can view videos of the Wheathills craftsmen working on the different stages of the box.

Click here for more information.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Wheathills on TV

Wheathills Memory Boxes were recently featured on a BBC news programme:

The video is also shown on Wheathills home page at

Friday, August 12, 2011

Stunning Memory Box - Pantheon Theatre

Stunning Memotry Box

The box itself represents a classic Pantheon Theatre, and inside a stage opens out revealing Dickensian street scenes and galleries of famous spectators all recreated in amazing marquetry work.

Theatre Memory Box

Over 10,000 pieces of marquetry were hand laid, the box took over 2,300 hours to create and the traditional French Polishing alone took over 300 hours (no spray or lacquer was used).

Memory Box in the form of a Pantheon Theatre

The resulting Memory Box is a stunning statement of the Cabinet Makers' art, for further information and images of the box:

Amazing Marquetry Work To Memory Box
Theatre Keepsake Box

Marquetry Keepsake Box

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Handmade Designer Sideboard

Above is a handmade piece of furniture Wheathills made for a client.
To fit in with the clients' decor the piece was a "Designer" style sideboard constructed from Flame Oak and Walnut.

Creating Dovetail Joints For The Drawers

Turning The Handles

Starting To French Polish

The finished piece can be seen in the Handcrafted Designer Sideboard section of Wheathills Handmade Furniture.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Reasons For A Memory Box

There are many and diverse reasons to commission a Memory Box from Wheathills; these boxes are not only to remember a loved one with, but also to celebrate a birthday, or special achievement or occasion, a new baby or a wedding.

After all what do you get for the person who has everything?