Victor is set to retire after serving 20 years in the Navy. He sought me out to make his vision of a retirement chest come to life.
A sturdy oak barrel would make a fine chest so I got started on what he described. It was to have a shadow box to display the mementos he cherishes and the flag he swore allegiance to protect.
A base reminiscent of what you might see in the belly of a ship as the whisky was making its way across the Atlantic many many years ago.
With his name prominently engraved along with his service unit and dates of service on the inside of the lid it is truly something that will last more than a lifetime.
Made in Mariposa, CA
All of our products are handmade
by expert makers.
Working with Mark has been a great experience. He was able to see the vision that I had for my retirement chest and asked the questions needed to make sure this one-of-a-kind piece was exactly what I was looking for.
Now that the barrel has been delivered, I must say the pictures don't do it justice. The piece is massive and the attention to detail is amazing.
I highly recommend Mark for any of your woodworking needs!