a versatile light, softwood. Its patterned grain, distinct colour and low cost make it a good choice for more rustic applications. Being a soft wood, it will warp a little and doesn't engrave very well. However, ink stamping is an alternative.
is a light coloured hardwood. It has a prominent grain that often has unique blemishes. One of the least expensive hardwoods, ash engraves well and is not so susceptible to warping as softer woods.
is a dense, light coloured hardwood. It is has a tight straight grain and is very tough and stiff meaning only minute warping occurs. It machines, engraves and finishes very well indeed. Understandably, it is the most expensive of the three woods.
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Router engraving produces crisp, clean cuts. The process achieves a more permanent design look, because engraving actually mills out the wood itself. Router engraving is best suited to simple artwork or logos, rather than the intricate possibilities afforded by laser etching.
We are currently only accepting orders with a quantity of 50+ cases. However we will accept smaller runs that require more bespoke service. Please contact us to enquire about this.
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How to Order
Choose the wood for your cases
If you are not familiar with types of woods and their properties, then we are happy to do the choosing. We've tested loads and can advise on the best options available. Alternatively, pick one of the options above, or feel free to suggest your own alternative.
Decide on the artwork (if any)
If you are a band or musician, you probably already have some album artwork in mind. In which case please consider:
- Some woods are better at holding engravings, so we will have to check your artwork and wood choice at the start. If not compatible, we will happily provide a solution.
- Final artwork must be supplied to us in vector formats, preferably .DFX or .AI. Otherwise, high resolution JPG or BMP (300dpi +) scans in black and white will be accepted, but tidying and processing to vector will incur an additional fee.
Decide on the quantity you want
We currently only accept orders of 50+ cases. However a service of individual cases will be available soon. Please see notes opposite.
Contact us with the details of your order
Once we've received the details of your order, we will be able to send you back a quote for the job and turn around time.
WoodCase is a collaboration between two friends, Ben Tindale and Alaric King.
Ben Tindale has over 20 years experience designing and building almost everything from experimental aircraft to posture-correcting furniture. With an international client base, Ben has designed bespoke sound systems for Nokia, built large scale film sets and manufactured sports equipment for the Australian market.
Alaric King is a multidisciplinary designer who specialises in digital based design; from online applications through to motion graphics. Heavily involved in the folk music circuits of London and alternative music of the south of England, this project was born somewhat out of peer pressure from his many musical friends. WoodCase is a project built upon one of his first entries into the world of product design.
1.Being incompetent with a pencil, we scribble a few shoddy sketches on the back of an old piece of cardboard to get the juices flowing.
2.Once we have a rough design in mind, we begin modelling the case in a series of CAD and CNC machining programs.
3.We CNC the base and lids of the cases out of the same piece of ethically-sourced hardwood. Commonly known as "the fun part".
Want more information about our wood cases, or any additional services we can provide? Please use the address below:firstname.lastname@example.org
PLACING AN ORDER?
If you want to place an order, please make sure you have read the order section first. Then simply email us on the address below, with the following:
- Your choice of wood (or a suggestion of your own)
- An example of the artwork you want to use
- The quantity you require
- Any deadlines or launch dates you can provide to help us prioritise our workload