Life is a Challenge Quote Box from Mikutowski Woodworking Handmade Wooden Box with Curly Maple and Padauk

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Founded in 1986 by Mike Mikutowski and his wife Liz, Mikutowski Woodworking is the definition of “small but mighty. “ Many are shocked to learn that the fine woodworking shop, located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and specializing in high-quality jewelry boxes, employs only about five people to take raw lumber through the largely hands-on assembly process. Whether it’s a small desk clock or a six-drawer jewelry chest, Mike’s passion is evident in the masterful workmanship and fine details of each piece. The signature inlay work on many of the jewelry box lids is so delicate that only Mike himself does this part of the woodworking. He is also the one to carefully choose lumber. One of Mike’s main goals is to allow the wood’s natural grain to shine through in the final product, and to this end no stain is used in the manufacturing process. This box was made with Curly Maple and Padauk (Africa.) It is hand polished and finished with clear catalyzed lacquer and can be maintained with general furniture polish.

The quote engraved in the box: “Life is a challenge, meet it.” Perfect gift for anyone who needs a reminder that they can conquer anything life throws at them!

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