Our Story

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We’ve been creating wood boxes, lugs and crates from our workshop in Northern Michigan since 1995. That was the year Ed and Lisa Blackburn launched Backwoods Specialties. Twenty-two years later, we’re thrilled to become the new owners and carry on the tradition

Over the years, there have been some interesting clients and unusual requests.  We’ve made props for a popular TV crime show, and sent boxes to a famous singer, a rock band, and wineries from California to the East Coast.  We’ve sent things all over the country from our little hub in Traverse City, Michigan.

It’s been fun to see how people use the boxes, from creative center pieces and attendants’ gifts, to exhibit displays and more. A popular Michigan resort hotel uses our confection box to package gifts in its VIP rooms. The possibilities are really endless.

What can we get for you?

Chad & Wendi Snell

Products

The types and cuts of wood we use give our products a rustic appearance that includes knots and other natural artifacts and keeps them affordable. The product that we use is re-sawn pine.

1-Bottle Wine Box

Unfinished, re-sawn pine with lid. Grains, knots and the like enhance the natural look of the box. Our standard box comes with a luan lid similar to the one pictured here. Or select a plexiglass lid for an additional charge. You can also add one or two rope handles.

Inside dimensions are 14 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches.

2-Bottle Wine Box

Unfinished, re-sawn pine with lid. Grains, knots and the like enhance the natural look of the box. Our standard box comes with a luan lid similar to the one pictured here. Or select a plexiglass lid for an additional charge. You can also add one or two rope handles.

Inside dimensions are 14 x 7 3/8 x 3.5 inches.

3-Bottle Wine Box

Unfinished, re-sawn pine with lid. Grains, knots and the like enhance the natural look of the box. Our standard box comes with a luan lid similar to the one pictured here. Or select a plexiglass lid for an additional charge. You can also add one or two rope handles.

Inside dimensions are 14 x 10 3/4 x 3.5 inches.

4-Bottle Wine Box

Unfinished, re-sawn pine with lid. Grains, knots and the like enhance the natural look of the box. Our standard box comes with a luan lid similar to the one pictured here. Or select a plexiglass lid for an additional charge. You can also add one or two rope handles.

Inside Dimensions: 12″L x 14 1/4″W x 3 1/2″D

Confection Box

Unfinished, re-sawn pine with lid. Grains, knots and the like enhance the natural look of the box. Our standard box comes with a luan lid similar to the one pictured here.

Inside dimensions are 9 5/8 x 7 1/4 x 4 inches.

Crate

16 x 14 x 12

Ice Wine Box

Unfinished, re-sawn pine with lid. Grains, knots and the like enhance the natural look of the box. Our standard box comes with a luan lid similar to the one pictured here. Or select a plexiglass lid for an additional charge. You can also add one or two rope handles.

Inside dimensions are 15 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches.

Lug

19 1/2 x 10 x 5

Screen Printing Set-up

This is a one-time fee to prepare your artwork for printing.

Please send the artwork you are considering in either a PDF, JPG or Adobe Illustrator file for processing.  This particular process takes about 10 business days depending on time of year and intricacy of artwork.

We then will send it back to you for proof and color choice.

When considering artwork, please remember we are printing ink on wood.  The bolder the lines the better it prints.  Wood is a porous commodity that absorbs ink and moisture.

Get In Touch

Need more information? Check out our Questions page, or reach out to us.
  

Give us a ring

Chad & Wendi Snell
(231) 735-5785
Mon - Fri, 9AM - 5PM Eastern Time

 

Send us an email

You can use the contact form, or email us at:

heythere@tcbackwoods.com

Billing Address

542 S. Rusch Rd, Traverse City, MI 49696