Update on Shipping Deluxe ‘Roubo on Furniture Making’


We’re eager to ship out copies of the deluxe “Roubo on Furniture Making,” but are still waiting for the custom boxes to be delivered to our warehouse.

Note: When I write “custom boxes” I am referring to cardboard shipping containers, not hand-dovetailed wooden boxes (as one customer thought and then complained about).

Why didn’t we have the boxes made beforehand? We didn’t know the exact size and weight of the book. The boxes are designed to cradle this book so it cannot move in shipment. Even with modern manufacturing methods, we didn’t dare have the boxes made until we had the actual book in our hands.

As soon as the boxes arrive and they start packing them up, I’ll post an update here.

— Christopher Schwarz

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Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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5 Responses to Update on Shipping Deluxe ‘Roubo on Furniture Making’

  1. Jason says:

    For a book of this size and cost, this is a totally reasonable precaution; anyone who complains about it does so without justification.

  2. Pete van der Lugt says:

    I’m with the one dude, I think for the price, every book should come with a signed, hand dovetailed Rosewood box from Chris Schwartz!!!

    Just kidding, but honestly, the anxiety is building to a pretty high level!!

  3. Starius says:

    You mean to tell me we’re not getting exotic wood display book cases hand carved by virgin hands only during the light cast from solar eclipses?!?! Who is going to make my Illuminati cocobolo dovetail bookfolio portmanteau!? This is an outrage!


  4. i am as exited as a 5 year old on Christmas. can not wait too sit with te book in my hands 🙂

  5. bsrlee says:

    Keep up the good work, my first Deluxe Roubo was the best packaged book I have ever received. Some suppliers seem to think a sheet of paper and some sticky tape are enough packaging and I’ve even had a book ($1k+) shipped in its slipcase with the postage label just stuck on the outside.

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