Welcome to the site of Daniel Hrinko, Box Maker.
Using no power tools and relying on traditional hand tools for all work, Daniel Hrinko crafts 18th century bentwood and joined boxes, tables, writing desks, and more. Each piece is constructed entirely by hand using period tools and techniques and is an exact reproduction or a representative example based on original pieces found in museum collections. The beautiful craftsmanship of Daniel’s pieces are produced for use in historic homes, museums, and other settings where historical accuracy is critical.
While Daniel has been commissioned to produce for a variety of items, he specializes in a variety of both joined and bentwood box styles. Each item is meticulously constructed and identified with a maker’s label in the style of the late 18th century.
Joined Boxes include:
- Writing slopes in the English style
- Spice boxes in the northern Virginia style
- Reproductions of Thomas Jefferson’s personal writing box
- Reproductions of Jefferson’s revolving bookstand
- Traveling liquor cellerettes.
- Other custom items such as boxes for firing glasses can be commissioned.
Bentwood Boxes include:
- Shaker style oval boxes from the 19th century
- Oval and round boxes with simpler joints to reflect 18th Century designs
Daniel is recognized by both the Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Crafts and the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.