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Heartwood Creations Blog

History of Puzzle Boxes

3/25/2014 10:50 AM Posted in History by Mike Fisher

The creation of puzzle boxes originated in the Hakone region of Japan in the 1800’s. These boxes were originally created for workers who needed to safeguard their tools. Each box required a set of twists and turns to open. The trick was to determine the correct set of movements to open a specific box.Read more

Popular Wooden Games

3/18/2014 1:59 PM Posted in Wooden Games by Mike Fisher

Board games have been played for thousands of years by most cultures around the world. Most games included wooden boards, as wood was readily available and easy to fashion into the required shapes. Some artisans crafted elaborate boards that blurred...Read more

American Jewelry Box History

2/18/2014 11:03 AM Posted in History by Mike Fisher

Throughout history, jewelry boxes were handcrafted luxuries that only the wealthy could afford with artisans creating boxes for royal households, members of the clergy, and other affluent patrons.Read more

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