The Writing Box

$149.00 USD

  • An analog box for today's modern writers.
  • Crafted from solid walnut wood and vegetable-tanned leather.
  • Designed to carry analog writing tools and notebooks. The unique angled cover allows you to write comfortably on journeys.

For inspirations on Instagram, click here.

A GREAT SETUP BY SKYBAMBI



WRITING IS THE PAINTING OF THE VOICE.

Inspired From Thomas Jefferson's Writing Desk

Inspired by Thomas Jefferson's portable writing desk, this is the perfect gift for a writer or creative.

To see the detailed history and plans of Thomas Jefferson's Writing Box, click here.

We have collaborated with Walden Woodworkers Co. to build this beautiful and unique writing box.

FEATURES

  • Six elastic pen slots
  • One big elastic pocket size notebook holder
  • One small elastic pocket size notebook holder
  • Four uppper elastic slots for clips/ papers /rulers
  • The base fits two A5 notebooks, or TN, papers or documents
  • Outside of the top cover fits a flat lay A5 notebook
  • Shown in the picture is a Hobonichi Cousin (not included)
  • Accessories shown in the pictures are not included
  • A modern version of the portable writing desks.

SPECS

  • Outside: 32 x 26 x 7 cm (12.5 x 10.2 x 2.7 inches)
  • Inside: 29 x 23 x 5 cm (11.6 x 9.2 x 2 inches) 
  • Made from solid walnut wood
  • Nickel plated brass accessories
  • 15 degree angled cover to write comfortably on
  • Vegetable tanned leather inside the cover
  • Comes in a thick cardboard box
  • Finished with natural linseed & tung oil
  • Package cover designed by Mathias Johansson
  • Made by Walden Woodworkers Co.

Setup Videos

Notes
  • Due to the nature of wood, each box will vary in color, making each box a bit unique. (some of them are plainer, some textured) Please note we are unable to honor color requests.
  • It is important to keep the lid of the box closed, when not using it.
  • This box made of natural wood and due to the nature of the wood and depending on your location, you can see warping. (mostly in winter). So it is acceptable that you can see a gap up to 4-5 mm gap between sides. Again it depends on your region, climate... It is not a production problem. A seasonal difference in humidity and weather.
  • If you see this gap, you can put some heavy items and leave them for a while.

Customer Reviews

Based on 417 reviews
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N.
Sadly Disappointing

Gave this 5 stars so you can all see that this is what you can get, because I bought it on the 5 star reviews and didn’t bother to look below at the others.
I Would in reality give it only 2 Stars! I was taken in by the gorgeous photos on Instagram and Etsy, but in reality I was totally underwhelmed by the plain, brown wooden box that met my eyes. Could be any wood tbh, but supposed to be characterful walnut! I wanted something beautiful for my fiancé, but this is not, it is at best functional!
I emailed the company and was rather patronised when being told that this was the nature of wood! 🙄 I am an artist and designer and have a degree in 3D design, I don’t need to be told this!
No suggestion of a resolution, so I am having to give it as a Christmas gift along with an apology and a poor review!
Don’t believe all you read and see, is all I keep thinking, buy something you can see, feel and touch....somewhat difficult during these COVID times!!
A lesson learned.

B
B.C.
Amazing!!! This is why I'm a repeat customer

This was the third purchase I had made from Galen Leather Co, and I have yet to be disappointed. As you can see in the picture I attached, I have the writing box, the fountain pen case, and the A5 notebook cover. Every single item is top of the line and bring a sense of elegance to any writer or anyone who uses these items in a professional setting. (see picture 2, my junky work desk haha). The writing box is amazing and I feel really nostalgic every time I use it...

Thank you so much Galen as you have delivered top notch quality every single time!

All the best,
Brad

E
E.Y.
Wonderful!!

Very nice box!! I'm looking for a beautiful wood box for a long time. This is just what I want! Thank you for your wonderful work!

V
V.B.
A work of art

I waited a long time to order this box due to price. I was very pleased to say the least. The box cones beautifully presented in a high quality keepsake box that is beautiful on its own. The writing box in walnut is gorgeous and functional. The wood grain is beautifully preserved while being sanded to be buttery smooth. The inside storage and desk functionality is thoughtful. I love it. The customer service was personal and timely. I will be coming back to Galen Leather for more items.

C
C.D.
What a beautiful addition to my office!

This box has single-handedly reignited my letter writing habit. I've written nearly ten letters since it arrived, as it's the perfect place to store all my notepaper, wax seals, and stamps. It's also been wonderful to use as an angled writing surface as well as the perfect mini lectern for notebooks and notes when running Zoom calls.

I wrote a more comprehensive review here as well, with photos: https://carolinedonahue.com/a-few-of-my-favorite-things/

S
S.
This writing box brings me joy!

It brings me such joy to have a stash of pens, stationery, washi tape and other writing supplies in this absolutely gorgeous writing box, where they are handy and ready to use. The leather strap, perfectly sized, adds a nostalgic touch. The wood is beautiful, the craftsmanship is top-notch, and I am so impressed with this company.

J
J.H.
Beautiful, functional, well-made

I love my writing box! The shipping was quick, the packaging was beautiful, the extra surprises inside were very sweet. Thank you.

Y
Y.h.o.
So amazing

I am Korean. I ordered from Korea. I got here earlier than I thought. The quality is excellent. It's very strong and of good quality.

저는 한국인 입니다. 한국에서 주문을 시켰습니다. 생각보다 빠른 시간에 왔습니다. 퀄리티가 우수합니다. 매우 튼튼하며 질이 좋습니다.

L
L.
A thing of beauty

This gorgeous item arrived much sooner than I expected it to (I'm in Australia) and is everything I hoped for. It even smells wonderful - wood and leather - and the extra goodies included made it feel a like a whole bunch of special gifts, not just one. Thank you - it will be treasured.

U
U.F.
Great workmanship

I loved the writing box from the first picture I saw and reality didnt disappoint. Loving and solid craftmanship! It opens and closes smoothly, no sharp or uneven edges or borders. The elastic bands are soft and broad. I would have liked an ink well to fit in too but knew beforehand that it wouldnt. My box has little visible woodgrain, it's rather uniformly nut brown. (I'm not yet finished filling it up!)

All items are handmade to order and usually take a minimum of 1-2 weeks to complete. Good things take time. We appreciate your patience!

Shipping

  • We ship worldwide. All items are sent via our shipping partners UPS/Fedex. Your items may need to be signed for upon receipt.

  • Due to security reasons, we cannot ship to PO boxes.

  • Some items are ready for shipment in our workshop, located in Istanbul. In stock items dispatch within 6-7 working days after payment has cleared using our shipping partners, UPS & FedEx. If the item is not in stock, then we will need to make your order.

  • Deliveries to USA addresses will take 3-4 days. For the UK and Europe, 2-3 days. To Australia, 6-7 days. For the rest of the world, expect a maximum of 7 working days.

  • Shipping fees are automatically calculated during the checkout process. See your checkout for shipping options. As an example, a small journal's shipping fee starts at US$9.80.
  • Buyers are responsible for customs duties. There are no additional taxes for goods being delivered to the USA. Most countries, except the USA, are subject to VAT (value added tax) and customs duties. These are the responsibility of the recipient. Since rates vary by country and by what was ordered.
  • HS Tariff Code for Leather Goods 420221 (You can check your country import regulations with this code)

Returns - Cancellations

  • All items (except personalized items) can be returned for a full refund within 7 days of receipt. Buyer is responsible for the Shipping costs.Please feel free to ask any questions you might have before placing an order.
  • Due to all items are made to order, after receiving your order, we immideatly start to make your items.We don't accept cancellations/changes after orders placed.

Embossed Monogram

  • Products suitable for personalization, are shown on the product pages.It is and additional option.
  • Currently, we can't customize the wooden items.
  • If you want a monogram option on your item please select it from choose box at the right side of the page.
  • The Monogram default position will be on the front right bottom corner. Up to 3 characters. 
  • Up to 3 characters you can personalize your item with ; A....Z Capital letters    0....9 numbers    . , & ! # - _ @ / : * punctuation.
  • Font and height, the default for this listing is Times New Roman, 1 cm high, same as the lead picture.

 

Corporate Branding

leather_company_corporate_brandingWe offer corporate gifts at varying price points, as well as company specific merchandising programs. For corporate embossing MOQ is 20 pieces.
 We make all products in house and have full control over.Please contact us via contact page.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 417 reviews
90%
(374)
6%
(23)
3%
(14)
1%
(3)
1%
(3)
N
N.
Sadly Disappointing

Gave this 5 stars so you can all see that this is what you can get, because I bought it on the 5 star reviews and didn’t bother to look below at the others.
I Would in reality give it only 2 Stars! I was taken in by the gorgeous photos on Instagram and Etsy, but in reality I was totally underwhelmed by the plain, brown wooden box that met my eyes. Could be any wood tbh, but supposed to be characterful walnut! I wanted something beautiful for my fiancé, but this is not, it is at best functional!
I emailed the company and was rather patronised when being told that this was the nature of wood! 🙄 I am an artist and designer and have a degree in 3D design, I don’t need to be told this!
No suggestion of a resolution, so I am having to give it as a Christmas gift along with an apology and a poor review!
Don’t believe all you read and see, is all I keep thinking, buy something you can see, feel and touch....somewhat difficult during these COVID times!!
A lesson learned.

B
B.C.
Amazing!!! This is why I'm a repeat customer

This was the third purchase I had made from Galen Leather Co, and I have yet to be disappointed. As you can see in the picture I attached, I have the writing box, the fountain pen case, and the A5 notebook cover. Every single item is top of the line and bring a sense of elegance to any writer or anyone who uses these items in a professional setting. (see picture 2, my junky work desk haha). The writing box is amazing and I feel really nostalgic every time I use it...

Thank you so much Galen as you have delivered top notch quality every single time!

All the best,
Brad

E
E.Y.
Wonderful!!

Very nice box!! I'm looking for a beautiful wood box for a long time. This is just what I want! Thank you for your wonderful work!

V
V.B.
A work of art

I waited a long time to order this box due to price. I was very pleased to say the least. The box cones beautifully presented in a high quality keepsake box that is beautiful on its own. The writing box in walnut is gorgeous and functional. The wood grain is beautifully preserved while being sanded to be buttery smooth. The inside storage and desk functionality is thoughtful. I love it. The customer service was personal and timely. I will be coming back to Galen Leather for more items.

C
C.D.
What a beautiful addition to my office!

This box has single-handedly reignited my letter writing habit. I've written nearly ten letters since it arrived, as it's the perfect place to store all my notepaper, wax seals, and stamps. It's also been wonderful to use as an angled writing surface as well as the perfect mini lectern for notebooks and notes when running Zoom calls.

I wrote a more comprehensive review here as well, with photos: https://carolinedonahue.com/a-few-of-my-favorite-things/

S
S.
This writing box brings me joy!

It brings me such joy to have a stash of pens, stationery, washi tape and other writing supplies in this absolutely gorgeous writing box, where they are handy and ready to use. The leather strap, perfectly sized, adds a nostalgic touch. The wood is beautiful, the craftsmanship is top-notch, and I am so impressed with this company.

J
J.H.
Beautiful, functional, well-made

I love my writing box! The shipping was quick, the packaging was beautiful, the extra surprises inside were very sweet. Thank you.

Y
Y.h.o.
So amazing

I am Korean. I ordered from Korea. I got here earlier than I thought. The quality is excellent. It's very strong and of good quality.

저는 한국인 입니다. 한국에서 주문을 시켰습니다. 생각보다 빠른 시간에 왔습니다. 퀄리티가 우수합니다. 매우 튼튼하며 질이 좋습니다.

L
L.
A thing of beauty

This gorgeous item arrived much sooner than I expected it to (I'm in Australia) and is everything I hoped for. It even smells wonderful - wood and leather - and the extra goodies included made it feel a like a whole bunch of special gifts, not just one. Thank you - it will be treasured.

U
U.F.
Great workmanship

I loved the writing box from the first picture I saw and reality didnt disappoint. Loving and solid craftmanship! It opens and closes smoothly, no sharp or uneven edges or borders. The elastic bands are soft and broad. I would have liked an ink well to fit in too but knew beforehand that it wouldnt. My box has little visible woodgrain, it's rather uniformly nut brown. (I'm not yet finished filling it up!)