Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Not A Box For Tea, A – T-Box
About the same time that I gave my wife her 6T birthday puzzle, I acquired a copy of T-Box, which, pointed out by my wife, also has six T-shaped pieces in a box. T-Box was designed by Jenga master, Haym Hirsh and made by Mom – no, wait, I had it upside-down - made by Brian Menold at Wood Wonders. This is the latest of Haym’s designs inspired by Jenga pieces. For some, Jenga is a multi-player stacking game with wooden pieces, for others it is a source of raw materials for puzzle making. Hopefully, we won’t see a massive run on Jenga blocks resulting in the worldwide shortages that we saw with tongue depressors (Chico Strikes Again – TD345).
Brian Menold turned the T-Box design into a stunning showpiece. The pieces were upgraded to Birdseye Maple and the box was made from Bloodwood with a Maple Top. What really makes this box stunning is the detailed laser engraving on the sides of the box. Brian is fortunate to have a gifted graphics artist in the family and the design created for the T-Box really makes it something special.