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Emmett, our laser engraving machine and in-house scribe, allows you to add your own story to many of our objects.

Choose one of our customization options – either a name or a quote (though you may add whatever text you desire to these areas as long as it within our character limits). The diagrams below show the placement and size of the text depending on your customization selection. Please include your text to be engraved in the cart notes. Be sure to double-check your wording, spelling and punctuation for errors before submitting your order. Customized objects are not returnable. We use the Garamond typeface for our engravings.

Blackened Apothecary Caddy

$54.00 - $75.00

Traditionally known as “a poor man’s apothecary,” one’s garden was used to grow and pull spices, herbs and the like to create medicinal remedies, oils and extracts. In a home that did not lodge a full cabinet dedicated to apothecary drug needs, drawer and caddy versions sat upon window ledges in washrooms.

We first set eyes on the result of the gorgeous Japanese wood-blackening technique Shou sugi ban at a historic village in America (that I cannot, no matter how much I dig back, recall). The process involves charring the wood, toughening and preserving the exterior. The blackening, is what initially caught my eye, the effectiveness of the process against wind, water &c, only makes it better. Natural finish is also available.

- Sustainable wood from south-eastern USA
- Flame-blackened Shou Sugi Ban finish (natural finish available here)
- Finished with tung oil
- Available in 3 sizes
- Minimally packaged with tag and jute



Inches: 7.5″ long by 3.5″ wide by 4.5″ tall
Metric: 19 cm long by 8.9 cm wide by 11.4 cm tall

Inches: 10.4″ long by 3.5″ wide by 4.5″ tall
Metric: 26.3 cm long by 8.9 cm wide by 11.4 cm tall

Inches: 14″ long by 3.5″ wide by 4.5″ tall
Metric: 35.6 cm long by 8.9 cm wide by 11.4 cm tall

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