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Focus On: Wooden Bidding Boxes

Last week I gave an appraisal of our plastic bidding boxes, and this week I’m taking a look at our wooden boxes.

Why Wooden?

Although the plastic boxes are very popular with most people, there are aesthetes out there (I count myself as one) who like to use items that are both functional and beautiful.  For this reason we offer a choice of two styles of wooden box.

AC05The AC05 Box

This little beauty doesn’t have its own name – just a code!  When we first decided to offer wooden bidding boxes, we got samples of the boxes available and chose this box over the more commonly available ‘Elegance’ box offered by other suppliers.

Why?  Because this box has strong concealed hinges so the inside of the box looks neat, whereas the ‘Elegance’ box has a long, visible hinge which causes some of the boxes not to close properly.  Our AC05 box is well made and sounds solid when closed and in our opinion is a superior box.  We offer this box with plastic bidding cards which are longer-lasting than standard cards and can be kept clean with a quick wipe over with a slightly damp cloth.

Our Verdict

The AC05 Box is an attractive, well-made box with superior qualities over its counterparts, including plastic bidding cards.  With a dark-mahogany finish, it looks good when used on any of the wooden tables in our range of bridge card tables.

AC10The Simon Lucas Luxury Thuya Wood Box

This stunningly beautiful box is quite simply in a class of its own.

The aromatic Thuya (Twee-ya) wood is harvested in Morocco and in the main is a sustainable resource.  Favoured by the connoisseur since Roman times for its exceptional durability, gorgeous grain and splendid aroma, the beautiful qualities of this tree made it the wood of choice for us to present what we feel is the ultimate luxury box for bidding.  Included with the Thuya Wood Box are the best quality plastic bidding cards available.

Created by artisans, when you first look at the Thuya Wood Box, the first thing you notice is the gorgeous grain, then when you touch the box you feel the wonderful patina created by the french polishing.  When you open the box you get a scented waft of the splendid aroma of the wood.

The set of four boxes are presented in a beautiful handmade presentation case to protect them for years to come, and each presentation case is created to order so we’re even able to offer a choice of fabric for the case lining.

Our Verdict

The Thuya Wood box is in a class of its own – it’s the ultimate luxury box for bidding.

Share Your Thoughts With Us

Have you used wooden boxes, or do you own a set?  Do you have an opinion, thought or memory you’d like to share with us?  You can rate this article using the stars below and share your thoughts using the ‘Leave a Reply’ box beneath.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Anne Jones #

    I have used a wooden bidding box for the last five years but unfortunately it split at the hinges. I would love to replace it but only want one bidding box. I can only find sets of four.

    June 26, 2017
    • Hi Anne,

      Usually we sell the boxes in sets of 4 because this is what most people require. However, we do have a spare box which you could order over the telephone so please do give us a call.

      We look forward to hearing from you!
      Andrea

      June 26, 2017

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