Abraham Lincoln Quote 4” Medium Wide Secret Box by Heartwood Creations

Heartwood Creations

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Whatever you are, be a good one. -Abraham Lincoln

Unsure what to put inside our Secret Boxes? From keys to coins to jewelry to toothpicks, all small things find a home inside these tiny, wooden gems. Each of the sizes fits different types of items, as unique as the people who own them. The hand-fit dovetail lid remains a virtual mystery to the untrained eye, but is easy to open with your thumb once discovered.

Hand-crafted and laser engraved, this little box has just the right spark.

Size: approximately 4" wide x 2" long x 7/8" tall.

Made in Rockford, Illinois, by Heartwood Creations.


Over 40 years ago, Mike Fisher crafted his first Secret Box for his girlfriend. Since then, his passion for woodworking has grown into both a career and a world-renowned business, Heartwood Creations. Established in 1978, Rockford, Illinois out of a small garage in Mike Fisher's home, this was the first location for his business. After a decade, Heartwood moved into our current facilities and have been expanding and improving our product line and woodworking techniques ever since.

We quickly earned a reputation as a group of talented craftspeople from America’s heartland whose products are now featured in many of the finest galleries and craft shops both in the United States and internationally. While our company has grown and new products have been created, the Classic Secret Box remains our trademark. The small heart that is burned on back of each box is our craftsman’s mark that signifies a Heartwood original. Proudly handmade in the USA, Heartwood Creation's products stand a notch above the rest in their quality, artistry, and craftsmanship.


About our founder:

My passion for woodworking began as a child when I was inspired by watching my father make furniture for our home. When I joined the Boy Scouts, I read a book by Eric Sloane called "A Reverence for Wood." That book, in combination with my love for nature, gave me a deep appreciation for wood and trees.

I've made many things throughout my life from wood, but boxes have remained my primary focus. When I was sixteen, I made a box from birch for my girlfriend and put a romantic note inside. An early teacher introduced me to the sliding dovetail which i use to this day on Heartwood's little Secret boxes. I soon discovered elaborate and exotic woods and so began my love affair.

Woodworking has always been therapeutic for me. It kept me engaged during tumultuous school years and became something meaningful that involved my heart and my hands. The workshop in my parent's basement quickly became my favorite and most productive outlet. My love for the medium and the joy I receive form working with my hands continues to inspire me decades later.

Find more work from Heartwood Creations here.


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