Small Box Custom Options:
Here are the most common options available. If you have a new and inovative idea let me know and I may be interested in offering the option!
Corner spline joints are used to reinforce and lock together two pieces of wood that meet at a 90-degree miter joint. Spline joints prevent an end grain joint from ever opening and can provide a nice decorative touch as they can be made from contrasting wood species. Whenever choosing a spline joint I normally choose one that has maximum contrast in order for it to be clearly seen. If you do not want to see the spline joints as easy we can match them to the wood specie.
Popular wood spline colors include -
Redheart (Dark Red)
Purpleheart (Dark Purple)
Aluminum Metal (adds $20)
Corner Spline Joints:
Flocking is the soft material that is commonly found on the inside of jewelry boxes. It works by painting a color tinted adhesive into the inside of a box and blowing soft colored fibers into that adhesive. When the adhesive cures you are left with a soft durable finish that is extremely attractive. Flocking is a great choice for a smaller deck box! Its important to note, flocking when new will initially shed some of its loose fibers and could be seen on light colored sleeves. With use of the box this will stop and provide excellent protection.
Flocking Colors Available - (prices vary on size of the box)
The commander window is a $3 option available on the top loading deck vault and the top loading dice/deck vault. This option will highlight the art of your commander or favorite mtg card. Keep in mind that the postion of the window is fixed and the position of the mtg art has changed very slightly over the years. Also different sleeves and the addition of flocking can also effect this position ever so slightly. The window is slightly over sized to compensate for this and may reveal a small amount of boarder around the art.
The "Mirage Method" allows multiple wood species to be weaved together around the perimeter of the box. This process is incredibly labor intensive and produces truly stunning and unique effects. This option adds $50 to the price of a box. Currently the mirage method is only available in the Toploading Deck Vault and the Toploading Dice and Deck Vault.
Box joints are available on the toploader and sideloader boxes. This technique is a labor intensive process of individually cutting the joints then reassembling the box like a puzzle. Doing this allows you to obtain dramatic effects when combining wood species. This option will add $50 to the price of a top/sideloader deck box.
A pinstriped deck box allows your creativity to run wild as thin strips of multi-colored wood can be laminated together in a repeating pattern. This pattern can then be used to create truly stunning effects as the pattern is carried around the box. This is an extremely labor intensive design. Prices vary on the types of wood species chosen and are 2.5- 3 times as expensive as a standard box. The types of boxes that are available using the pinstripe pattern include, toploader, sideloader, toploading deck vault, sideloading deck vault, and the side loading dice and deck vault.
A floating divider can be used as a simple separator to distinguish the position of the deck versus the sideboard. A floating divider does not have a groove that it slides into. A divider adds $10 to the price of the box. The deck boxes are constructed to hold the specific amount of cards even when the divider is in the box. The divider will take up 1/8'' inside of the box and you should always compare the dimensions of your deck to the inner dimensions provided. Remember custom sizing is always available.