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Custom Wooden Boxes made by Polmac UK


Polmac (UK) Ltd manufactures custom wooden boxes and other customized, wood gift packaging, using traditional woodcraft techniques, and semi-automated methods of production.

Wood Types

Polmac uses natural Linden wood, Alder wood and where appropriate, Pinewood, as our standard base woods. However, we also use imported hard woods where specified.


Polmac timber is sourced locally from managed and sustainable forests and obtained as rough-hewn planks straight from the saw mill. The planks are then cured for up to two and a half years, by stacking under cover, in horizontal, spaced layers, to allow the wood to breathe.

Once the natural drying process is completed, some kiln drying may be necessary to ensure the right moisture content in the wood, to prevent warping.

Custom Wooden Boxes

After curing, the rough timber planks are taken into the factory for cutting and shaping into thin 8 to 10mm panels. The panels are then jointed and glued together in a special hand-held press, to form 'rough' wooden boxes. The lids are then formed by cutting horizontally at the top, using a circular saw.

Polmac UK Manufacturing Team
The Manufacturing Team

Special, v-groove joints are formed at the back of each box and narrow, vertical slots cut, for the insertion of concealed metal hinges. The v- groove joints are designed as special features, to 'stop' the lids in a 90-degree vertical position, when opened. Traditional recessed, surface mounted and special stop hinges can also be used.

After the hinges are fitted, your customized boxes are fine sanded on a special sanding machine to ensure all surfaces are smooth and even. They are then taken to the spraying booths, for spraying with beautiful natural wood and colour stains, vibrant block colours, or with clear lacquer finishes.

Alternatively, they will be taken to a special finishing room, for hand painting, carving, pyrographic decoration or other specialised finishing, to meet your specification.

After spraying, your boxes are dried on special drying racks, for two or three days and then the inside edges lacquered, stained or painted by hand, with special sponge squeegees.

All remaining ironmongery, such as metal catches, stays and handles are then fixed in position. When all of this is completed, the silk, flock, or hessian fabric linings will be fitted onto moulded inserts in the base and lids of your boxes, where required.   

Finally, if specified, your custom wooden boxes are carefully overprinted, with text or logos, to provide the final, finishing touches. They are then ready for final quality inspection and checking.

Quality Control

Polmac (UK) Ltd is committed to supplying you with high quality customized, wood presentation boxes, gift boxes and packaging, every time you place an order with us. So, we ensure your boxes are individually inspected by our dedicated quality control team prior to despatch, to guarantee the quality standards that have made our name.

After inspection, each personalised wooden box is individually wrapped in white paper to prevent chafing in transit, packed in five-layer, impact-resistant, corrugated cardboard cartons and then taken to the loading bay where they are shrink-wrapped and palleted, ready for shipping by lorry transport.