Welcome to my Curtzy Trio of Wooden Hexagon Shaped Boxes review. My partner is a fan of anything that can store stuff, whether it’s big stuff or little stuff, she can’t get enough of that storage. This is why I decided to buy these as a gift for her.
Design and quality:
The set includes three different sized boxes all with a hexagon shape. The smallest box is 12X7.5cm, the middle box is 15X10.5cm and the largest box is 18X13.5cm. So while the boxes aren’t large enough for big goods, they are the perfect size for smaller goods such as jewelry or small keepsakes.
Each of the boxes is made from a plain pine wood and as such each one retains the plain color scheme. However since they are made from pine wood, they are very easy to paint on with your own color or pattern.They still remain as standard in my house, but my partner is deciding if she’s going to decorate them or not. While they certainly are nice, there are a few small issues such as areas of slightly split wood showing quite clearly on the original color scheme.
While I am mostly a fan of these boxes and the pine wood they are made from, there are some things that bug me. These are the hinges and the catches of each box of which all of them feel cheap and look like they have been installed by a five-year-old. This may seem like I am being picky, but I am not. Some of the hinges aren’t straight and some of the screws have been inserted in a way which means they are screwed diagonally into the wood, which means you can see the head of any affected screw slightly lifted on one side, instead of making equal contact with the wood. If I had made these at home, I would expect that but since I brought, them I do feel a bit letdown.
While the quality of the wood is fine for the most part, the hinges and catches look cheap and as I mentioned above look as if they have been installed by a child. I would personally recommend replacing the hinges and catches with some better quality ones.
My partner has been using each of the three boxes for different things. The small one is for loose change, the medium-sized one is for cosmetic items such as nail clippers and files while the large one is for sewing threads. She says each of the boxes is perfect for her needs and that despite the small sizes she absolutely loves them, but like me, she does think the hinges and catches are roughly installed as well as being cheap and tacky.
These boxes are good, but at the same time, they have issues such as the terrible catches and hinges, which in all honesty don’t look to be professionally installed. They are the perfect size for small bits and bobs and I love the fact you can easily decorate them if you want to.