CUSTOM • HAND CRAFTED • UNIQUE

 

Announcement! All orders placed until August 31st, 2020, will have the starting price of the chests reduced from $1300 to $950 as part of our opening! Contact us now for details!

 
 

OUR WORK

Chests we've made in the past

 

THE PROCESS

Our chests are built in centimeters and their approximate imperial size is 42" long x 20.5" wide x 23.25" tall.  Each is hand made in Indonesia where our teak wood is legally and sustainable harvested.  Chests start at $1400 and include text on the front of the lid and three carved panels on the front of the chest.  Inquire about further customizing your chest with additional engravings and text or upgrading to one large panel on front, back, or sides.

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

PICK YOUR COLORS

SELECT YOUR ENGRAVINGS

AND CUSTOM TEXT

APPROVE THE DESIGN

Pick your finish:

Black

Dark Brown

Red Mahogony

Walnut

Natural

Pick your hardware:

Brass

Antique

Pick your font:

Choose the text for the lid and the number and size of your engravings.

Engraving is available on the three panels on the front and back and the two panels on the sides.  Or, upgrade to a single panel on any surface for a larger engraving.

We have a a large selection of service emblems, rank insignia, and warfare devices.  But our skilled artisans can engrave any image you submit provided it meets the minimum resolution requirement (usually 250 dpi). 

Please see examples of previous chests to see what is available.  Have a different idea? We will work with you to make your design reality.

We do not offer shadowbox services! The shadowbox pinning shown in our pictures were completed by a separate company at customer's expense.

We will develop a rough sketch of your desired chest and send it to you for your approval.  No work will begin on your hand crafted, made to order sea chest until it is customer approved.

Due to the one-of-a-kind nature of our product, payment must be made in full prior to start of construction.

ORDERING AHEAD

Please order as far out as possible. If you are planning on having your chest at a retirement ceremony we strongly urge you to order at least one year prior.

Our chests come from Indonesia by ship.  In order to minimize transoceanic shipping costs, which are included in the price of the chest, we must transport a certain number of completed chests at a time.

Your shipping charges are from the port facility to the delivery address, or the "last mile" and will be listed separately on your invoice.

 

ABOUT US

Veteran owned and operated, Teak Retirement Chests is the only provider of custom ordered, customer designed, hand crafted teak retirement chests.

 

The chests are hand crafted and engraved in Indonesia from legally harvested and sustainable government approved teak plantations by master craftsman with decades of experience.

Each engraving is a work of art.  We use no laser engravers or CNC machines.  Our skilled artisans can engrave any image you provide that meets minimum size and clarity requirements.

 

Each chest is unique and a one-of-a-kind item, made to your specifications, a memento of your career of service, and a beautiful addition to your home or office.

 

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