It's just a box, right?
To me, boxes are an extremely personal container. We use them to hold our history, secrets, and memories. They are time capsules to our families that can be handed down from generation to generation. They are a sculptural art form that can be created to reflect emotion, movement, or a point in time. They are an art form that is crafted using some of the most spectacular material that only Mother Nature could provide. These are the reasons I fell in love with box making.
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This is our process.
Since there are so many different options in the design of your box I have found that the best way to make sure there are no errors is for you to deal directly with me.
The Citadel boxes are $425 plus shipping and full insurance. The box measures approximately 14x10x5.5 outside.
Step 1: Email me (barry@The1842.com) and we will work together for the desired outcome.
If you can provide me with the following information we can begin:
Cadet’s Name: Robert Coker Gilbert
Year of graduation: 2020
Step 2: When I receive that information I will draw up a draft as it will appear on the box and allow you to look it over for any errors or adjustments. This is when any changes can be made to customize to meet your needs.
If you want anything carved inside the box lid or on the front of it, there is an additional charge to cover the extra time for $50 per item. Some of the more popular logo's are in 3D. **(Summerall Guard Company Logo, Marine Corp etc…)**
Step 3: Once you approve the draft I will send you an email for a request for payment via PayPal. You will be able to click the link and pay with your credit card. Once that is received then your box goes on the list to be made. They are created in the order the are received.
Your order will be produced as quickly as possible. I always do my best to send you updates as possible so it doesn’t just show up at your door. If at anytime you have any questions or concerns please never hesitate to contact me. It is important to me that you have confidence in the process and feel good about.
HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE?
My ultimate goal is to hand you something you can’t stop looking at. Something you want to show everyone that comes in your home or office. Something you can be proud of and pass down for generations. That is why I have made a decision to do something that may cost me customers but will allow me to sleep at night.
I will not promise boxes by a certain time. People often ask how long before my box is going to be ready. I want to say this and remain as humble as humanly possible, but it will be ready when it’s ready. I have no problem telling you what number you are on the list and what number I am beginning work on but even that is only a snapshot in time. Once I begin work on your box it may still be some time before I can finish.
It may be months sometimes before I start on your box. I have attempted several times to “promise” items will be completed, and it has always caused problems. I have been forced due to time constraints to ship out boxes I am not satisfied with. I cannot explain to you how miserable the feeling is to know you can do better but because I try and stay true to my word, I send you something that is less than it can be.
My process is not right for everyone. My style of work is not something you can get off the shelf at Walmart and the time it takes me differs from month to month, year to year. My goal is to serve you and provide you my “FINEST” work. I trust you will understand.