This handmade box, sometimes called a bible box, is a very common form of vernacular furniture found throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. While it may have been used to store the family bible, it was more likely to have been used to keep valuable items away from insects and vermin. Today, these charming boxes can be used to store jewelry, they can be used as breadboxes, and they make wonderful photo boxes. In fact, they’re great little boxes for storing just about anything that will fit inside of them. This one was made in a very traditional manner using green oak split right out of a log. The top and bottom of the box are single wide planks of white pine.