Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada


Following are comments that we have received from customers and visitors of this web site and of our shop on Etsy Click here to provide your comments.

A beautiful box! Very pleased with it and it will make a great gift. Thank you very much!

DR, Tujunga, CA, USA     February, 2019



The recipients said the serving tray was extremely well wrapped & is quite beautiful! A well-crafted piece. I was disappointed that delivery was on the day after promised (when the recipients had gone away) & the package was left in the snow on the front step. A neighbor retrieved it & all is well. Holiday season taken into consideration, but the shipping cost was not inexpensive & I was counting on timely delivery.

NM, FREDERICKSBRG, VA, USA     January, 2019

Beautiful . Great quality, not something that you can buy at Amazon lol. I served tea bags in this tea caddy and got compliments. Great gift item for tea lovers

MK, New York, NY, USA    December, 2018


I wanted to let you know that I have received the Walnut box I ordered, and I love it! This is a Christmas gift for my grandson and I am sure he will also love it. For some reason this item is not showing on my purchased list, so I am unable to leave the very positive feedback I to.
Thank you so much for your quick response to my order and all the shipping updates!
I look forward to ordering my granddaughter's box for you in the future.

PJ, Flemington, NJ, USA     December, 2018

It is definitely made well--I was just a bit disappointed that it wasn't somewhat heavier in weight. I think the price of 100$ may have been a bit steep. 
I am sure the couple receiving it will like it. I do love the 3 tone color--it's unique.

SA, Toronto, ON, Canada      November 2018


Wow! Such remarkable craftsmanship. It's also highly functional, with lots of trays and compartments - each one is a beautiful work itself. Thanks!

KL, San Francisco, CA, USA       October 2018



Beautifully made. Fast shipping. Very pleased with purchase.

CR, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA    September, 2018



Quality of the product is very nice.
The reason for 4 star (of 5) is the final coat on the wood had some marks on top of the box (circles of less than 1cm like bubbles). Other than that everything works good.
Just a little minor thing is that the fit for the top of the box has some gaps, I believe due to the hinge mechanism. But if it can fit perfectly, it would be an awesome box, since the quality of the wood and inner lining is excellent.

SK, Mississauga, ON, Canada    September, 2018

The box is the cutest thing. Thank you so much for making amazing products and for your hard work. It was very easy to make my purchase and everything is perfect. My partner is going to love it!

Thanks guys

TH, Vancouver, BC, Canada     August, 2018

Beautiful wood inlay and hinges. Feels well-made. Thank you!

JJ, Columbus, OH, USA   July, 2018



Beautiful box, I bought it for cufflinks and they fit perfectly inside. Jim gave a very quick and detailed answer to the question I had before purchasing, and shipping was extremely fast as well.

MD, Montreal, QC, Canada    June, 2018


A lovely couple and a joy to chat with.

GR, Toronto, ON, Canada    June, 2018



Beautiful craftsmanship and design, fast shipping, and great proactive customer service. I am so pleased with this purchase. Highly recommended!

MS, San RafaelCA, USA    June, 2018


Thank you! It arrived today and looks beautiful.  Absolutely love it.

LC, Brighton, ON, Canada    June, 2018



Hi there!! 
The box came today and it's absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much!!

EM, Gray, GA, USA    May 2018


The box is as beautiful as expected and the sellers were awesome to deal with. Thank you for the top notch customer service and quality product!

KB, Sault Ste Marie, ON, Canada     February, 2018


This box is impeccably crafted and even more beautiful in person. The wood has a lovely depth and sheen (and I love the grain of the curly maple). It's perfect for keeping all your essential oils easily at hand. It's nice that the internal dividers only go up part way, which makes it easier to see the bottles' labels. The box was shipped quickly and packed very well to prevent any damage in transit.

NW, Jersey City, NJ, USA     February, 2018

Hi Jim,
The Box arrived just fine, and the packaging was truly exceptional!
We could not be more pleased!
Suffice to say, we’ve added your website to our favorites for more purchases.
Thanks So Very Much!!!
All The Very Best,

JL, St Albert, AB, Canada     January, 2018

The jewelry box I purchased was beautiful and very well built! The service I experienced from Jim and Kathy was also excellent. I highly recommend!

MR, Burlington, ON, Canada   January, 2018


Beautiful craftmanship and woodwork. I bought this as a gift and my wife loves it.

PK, San Francisco, CA, USA     December, 2017



Items were excellent quality. Both people who received them as gifts were very impressed with them. Would hightly recommend to anyone looking for items in this category. I am planning another purchase soon. Thank you again for such great work

JC, Mount Hope, ON, Canada    December, 2017

I bought this for an engagement ring that I got for my girlfriend. (She said yes, btw). The craftsmanship is amazing! Beautifully made. I bought it at night and received an email with the tracking number from Kathy and Jim Sawada the very next day. I've looked at all their products and I highly recommend them, especially due to the fast shipping!

RP, Anchorage, AK, USA    December, 2017

More beautiful in person. Shipped quickly too. Very happy. Recommend highly!!!

KS, Long Valley, NJ, USA      December, 2017



The box is very beautiful, made with wonderfully figured hardwoods and added a very nice touch to a locally designed and made engagement ring. She said yes, so thanks! She was very impressed with it. Shipped quick and Kathy and Jim were great to deal with.

SP, St John's, NL, Canada   December, 2017


The item was just as it appeared in the picture and was very carefully packed for shipment. I would purchase again from this seller because of the high quality work.

MS, Downey, CA, USA   November, 2017


Beautiful piece and a perfect gift for my entertaining mother in law. Thank you!

SG, Brampton, ON, Canada   November, 2017



I am IN LOVE with this box! I can't wait for my wedding day!

LM, Windsor, CT, USA  June, 2017



I bought a keepsake box as a gift for my wife. Jim and Kathy were very flexible, meeting me at their home with only a days notice. When I arrived they were extremely friendly and answered all my questions. The box itself is clearly well-made and exceeded my expectations. They are highly skilled at what they do... you can't get this kind of thing in a store! They even gave me an extra piece of wood so I could test out some laser engraving before doing it on the box itself. A+ experience and product, very highly recommended!

Jonathon D, Toronto, ON, Canada  April, 2017

I will need to take my rings off for work and this box is a gorgeous and sturdy way to store and keep them safe. It will fit both nicely and has a surprisingly strong magnet! It was packaged securely and shipped in a timely manner.

JVB, Morristown, NJ, USA  April, 2017


My Tak set is absolutely gorgeous. The board turned out better than I had imagined, and the pieces are great. The zebrawood pieces came out a little rough on the edges, but I understand that's a byproduct of the wood itself, as opposed to any problems with the craftsmanship.
Thank you for making such a precious item! It's an absolute joy to play and to look at.

MG, Toronto, ON, Canada    March, 2017

Fantastic Box. Great wood working.  Beautiful with the inlay

TL, Gloucester, ON, Canada    February, 2017

Beautiful box. Fast shipping and exactly as described.

MS, Cambridge, ON, Canada    January, 2017



I purchased this box as a gift for my husband as a place to store his few rings and necklaces instead of the bathroom drawer. His late grandfather was a very skilled woodworker so I knew he's appreciate the level of craftsmanship that seemed obvious to me just from the web site photos. The box came very carefully packaged with recycled egg cartons cushioning it on all sides and wrapped carefully in brown paper. I didn't even unwrap the paper until I gave it to my husband on Christmas morning, and we were both blown away by the fine craftsmanship and the beauty of the natural wood colors. It is also the perfect size to store his minimal amount of jewelry and we love that it is an heirloom quality piece. Very happy with my purchase!

KH, Cedar Park, TX USA   December, 2016

Hi Kathy and Jim!
Thanks so much for the prompt delivery of the serving platter. Your wrapping is so beautiful that I haven't wanted to open it yet. It is a gift for Christmas and I may just keep it wrapped up nicely with your wrapping until then! I'm sure he will love it though and I'm excited to gift it. 
Thanks so much!

KL, Grand Rapids, MI, USA   December, 2016

I bought this jewelry box for my husband as a Christmas gift and I absolutely love it! The quality and detail that Jim put into this piece is just flawless. Highly recommend!!

SE, Fort Worth, Texas, USA   November, 2016


Absolutely amazing. SO well made!!! Even the wrapping and shipping shows that the maker is proud of their work. I can't wait to give this to my husband for Christmas!

FC, Fort Collins, CO, USA   November, 2016


Excellent, well constructed. Thank You

WT, Wallingford, CT, USA   October, 2016



The box is beautiful! Was very well packaged and arrived in good time. Thank you Kathy & Jim : )

ES, Vancouver, BC, Canada   July, 2016



Beautiful rosewood jewelry box. Very pleased with the quality and craftsmanship. Very classy box for my wedding ring. Will definitely consider purchasing from again

BS, Modesto, CA, USA    June, 2016


The box exceeded our expectations, a small piece of art on its own! Perfect for The Ring!

Many thanks!

VK, Jersey City, NJ, USA    June, 2016 


Greetings, Kathy and Jim;
Parcel arrived safely and intact. Thank you. What beautiful craftsmanship! Should the occasion arise, we would gladly refer anyone to your website and offer our recommendation as to quality and speed of transaction. Thanks, again and have a great day.

B & G H, Goderich, ON, Canada   April, 2016

Top marks all around - happy we were able to drop by and meet you as well. Best wishes,

AW, Toronto, ON, Canada    March, 2016

Wow. I got exactly what I wanted and it was perfect! Their communication and customer service was excellent! I would absolutely recommend this shop to anyone!!

WT, Orange County, CA, USA   March, 2016


This was one of the most beautiful valet boxes I have ever seen! I bought this for my husband and he was very, very pleased with it. The service was quick and very nice. Hopefully I will find something else I need from them in the future. Thank you for making such a fine product!

PM, Hillsborough, CA, USA   February, 2016


This is a beautiful piece! Kathy and Jim even customized the item to fit our rings! Would highly recommend them!

EH, Toronto, ON   February, 2016


A truly wonderful piece! Also very quick to respond and really willing to work with my requests of shipping. Awesome work. Awesome people. Definitely recommend!

JJ, Tesuque, NM, USA   January, 2016


Well made. Flexible with shipping options to handle a unique situation that got me the item on time!

NW, Guelph, ON   October, 2015



Hi Jim and Kathy.
Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how much my wife is enjoying the jewelry box. I am sure she will treasure it for years to come. It was such a pleasure meeting you and seeing your work.
Take care,
SG, Toronto, ON, Canada   September, 2015

Looks great, holds a ring well, and it's sturdy.

CE, Liverpool, NY, United States   August, 2015



This is a gorgeous ring box, far more beautiful in person! Kathy and Jim were excellent with communication. Shipping was entirely on point. My only disappointment is with the asymmetry of the hinges, one of which protrudes a bit higher than the other. That said, it is a nice reminder that this piece is hand-crafted! All in all, I highly recommend these craftspeople!

AS, Highland Park, NJ, United States    March, 2015

The ring box is AWESOME. Thanks so much guys!!

ST, Vancouver, BC, Canada   February, 2015

Beyond amazing!!! Incredible workmanship. Will absolutely buy from again. Thank you!!

DK, Aliso Viejo, CA, United States December, 2014



It arrived safely, and it looks very nice -- better than on the website's photograph!
I'm giving it to my wife for Christmas, and I'm sure she'll love it.

ND, Vancouver, BC, Canada  December, 2014


Thank you so much for making a beautiful box that my fiancée loves! She brings it with her whenever we tell our friends and family about the great news. I have attached a picture we took in St. John on the day we got engaged!

Thanks again!

DH, Dover, DE, United States     September 2014

Great service, great craftmanship, great quality! Exactly what I wanted and what I ordered. Great seller!

JH, San Francisco, CA, USA  August, 2014



Received the (jewelry) box, thanks so much. It was beautiful and certainly met--if not exceeded--my expectations based on the customer feedback on Etsy. My wife was blown away!

I'll make sure to add feedback in the coming days. Thanks again!

CC, Chicago, IL, USA  July, 2014

The box was awesome, she loved the ring and the box. it showed up very fast and Kathy / Jim were great to work with. The only issue at all was, the lid of the box wasn't glued to the hinges so it can come off the box, if you don't open it properly.

JB, Austin, TX, USA   June, 2014

I am so pleased with my purchase! The box I ordered was more beautiful than I imagined, and Kathy and Jim were very helpful with my order. Many thanks!

EC, Oakland, California, USA   May, 2014


Beautifully made and arrrived very fast. Wood detail is amazing.

SM, Escondido, California, USA   May, 2014



I was looking for a true heirloom quality jewelry box to give my fiancee as her wedding day gift.
My criteria was to find one that was unique, handmade, beautiful, of superior quality and made in Canada.........I was fortunate enough to find Kathy and Jim's website and I went to their home to see the jewelry boxes.
The work exceeded my expectations and I purchased a beautiful Olivewood jewelry box for my fiancee which I hope will be something she will have forever.
The best part of the process was dealing with Kathy and Jim......they are truly welcoming and warm and were a pleasure to deal with.
Thank you very much for a great experience and a wonderful jewelry box.

Mark N, Whitby, ON, Canada   April, 2014

Thanks Jim. (Ring) Box looks perfect. Incredible workmanship. 

JBK, Saskatoon, SK, Canada   April, 2014

Wonderful ring box! I bought it for my husbands wedding ring, and he couldn't be happier with it. It arrived quickly and beautifully packaged. 

DH, Montreal, QC, Canada   February, 2014


Hi Jim,
My jewelry box arrived today safe and sound.
It is absolutely beautiful. Your description of it as quietly elegant is spot on. I had a hard time deciding which box to choose and I am thrilled with my choice.
Thanks for the great communication back and forth.

JL, Vancouver, BC, Canada  February, 2014

Our daughter was delighted with the jewellery box. The quality is amazing. It was a pleasure to meet you in person and to discuss woodworking with you. Keep up the great work!

JW, Toronto, ON, Canada   January, 2014

Thank you for the amazing box!!! I gave it to my wife as a wedding present and she absolutely loved it!!!

JB, Fort McMurray, AB, Canada   January, 2014

Hi Kathy and Jim,
the jewellery box was extremely well received as expected. She loves it! A real treasure that my wife already says will be one day passed onto our daughter. Thank you for your attention to detail. 

Stephen C, Toronto, ON, Canada   January, 2014

My husband sought out and purchased the most exquisite jewel box as a Christmas gift for me! I just wanted you to know that I love it! The workmanship, wood type and craft are truly 
special and one of a kind. I will cherish this piece of art always.

CW, Toronto, ON, Canada   January, 2014

Thanks Jim and Kathy. (....) loves it. It is full. She purged some of her semi precious jewellery and relegated it to her lingerie drawer. Who knows, I might be calling on you in a few years for a second one. Happy new year. 

SW, Toronto, ON, Canada   January, 2014

My tray arrived safely and it is lovely. Thank you. 

SG, Bellevue, WA, United States   December, 2013

Hi Jim and Kathy, 
The box arrived and it is beautiful. The pictures underestimate the beauty of this box. I shall cherish it forever and fill it with my many baubles. The craftsmanship here is uncommon in our current day and age. Thank you for putting an obviously high level of skill and talent into such a pretty piece. 
Have an excellent weekend.

ND, White Rock, BC, Canada  September, 2013

Thank you so much for making the custom watch and cufflink box... I know he's going to love it! And thank you so much for making my idea a reality; I couldn't find anything in stores or online that was even close to what I pictured in my mind and you've hit the nail on the head! The craftsmanship is impeccable, right down to every little detail - I still can't believe you make these entirely by hand. I can't wait to refer you to my friends and family :)

KV, Toronto, ON, Canada July, 2013

Kathy and Jim, 
.... absolutely adores her anniversary gift. Thank you so much for your patience while I decided on exactly which box to get. It is perfect and your handiwork even impressed my father, the world's greatest perfectionist.
Thanks again,

KL, Toronto, ON, Canada June, 2013

Hi Jim, the box is beautiful, absolutely stunning. thank you!!

GH, Montreal, QC, Canada, June 2013



Just received my jewelry box. It's excellent, worth every penny. The pictures don't capture the pure ART that this piece is!
My wife will be thrilled this Christmas

John, Port Dover, ON, Canada, December 2012


Hi Kathy: Dont tell my family but it was better than Christmas!! Got the boards last night - they are just beautiful - exactly as I had hoped. I've wanted something like this for soooo long. I will be using them on Sat nite!!!! Rest assured if possible I will be very quick to recommend you and Jim - great work and delightful service. 

SP, Toronto, ON, Canada, September 2012

My search for a superb craftsman finally ended when I located Jim Sawada. I was looking for two momento boxes that would contain correspondence and special objects which I plan to leave for my children on my passing. These had to be no ordinary boxes as you can imagine; rather pieces of art which would house my "soul". When I saw the finished pieces, I knew that I found the right person for the task. From design to completion, Jim and Kathy were gracious and helpful each step of the way. Their attention to detail and creative suggestions were an integral part of this labour of love, for which I am thankful.

Glenn French , Toronto, ON, Canada, February 2012

Arrived in perfect shape...its beautiful....thank you. 

JD, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, December 2011

Hi Kathy, Thanks for doing such a wonderful job on the toy boxes. They look fantastic! 

CP, Toronto, ON, Canada, October 2011

I'm a former customer who is very satisfied with the boxes I bought in the past. This year I'm interested in a woman's jewelry box. I would like to come over to your place sometime soon and select one before these beautiful boxes are all sold.

CM, Toronto, ON, Canada, October 2011

I just received the box and I must say that you are a very impressive craftsman- I love the little details! Very nice hardware and the corners are just lovely. The quality of the trays and drawer are just as impressive as the wood grain on the outside. Bravo!

JB, Pointe Claire, QC, Canada, September 2011

Hi Kathy. Well, she was overwhelmed. She said, "Mom I never expected it to look like this, I absolutely love it". Her fiancé when he saw it said,"OH MY GOD"."That's amazing". They are thrilled, as am I. You are both wonderfully gifted and you make dreams come true. I am forever grateful. I want to stay in touch with you as I really enjoy being around you both. Perhaps after the wedding we can get together for a glass of wine. Hugs and many many thanks!

KP, Toronto, ON, Canada, November 2010

Thank you for providing such good customer service! It's rare these days that people go above and beyond :) I'm happy that I chose to order through you and Jim. Not many places would check if items have arrived. 

SC, Sudbury, ON, Canada, November 2009

Great job on the chest Kathy and Jim—thank you very much!

TJ, Brampton, ON, Canada, July 2009

(he) absolutely loved the CD box. It's brings a professionalism to him. We've received many compliments on it. I'd like to thank you once again for your wonderful work. Have a great day!

NM, Toronto, ON, Canada, February 2009


Hi Jim & Kathy - My husband chose a cuff link box today. It's truly beautiful. It's exactly what I envisioned as a gift for our son-in-law to be. Your work is exquisite. ( I have to credit the internet & 
your excellent web site for this happy purchase.) Hopefully, I'll have a chance to meet you at one of the craft shows. Thanks again,

AM, Toronto, ON, Canada, September 2008

I did get the box on Monday, just got around to opening up the package tonight. Everything looks good. Great work with the wood, grains and the detail of the keys is a nice balance in the design. I especially like the 'v' cut in the key on the ends... Just the right size for what I needed it for. ....  Again, great job I will use this for years to come.  

CD, Norwalk, CT, USA, June 2008

Just to let you know that I received the key box, it's beautiful, exactly what I was looking for and the colors look great. Thank you again,

SH, Laval, QC, Canada, June 2008

Hi Jim. We received the beautiful box today!! I couldn't wait to give it to my husband till Xmas, so I let him enjoy it now. He absolutely loves it. As soon as he opened the package (which was packed perfectly safe) he moved all of his jewelry and pens and watches and such into his new toy. He is a craftsman himself and thought your work was just brilliant. Thank you for your help and your craft. Please let us know if you post anymore unique boxes on your site as we are collectors of unique items. Cheers to you and yours.

KD, Merced, CA, USA, September 2006


Hi Jim, I received the wooden valet today; it's beautiful. I hope my husband likes it. My 17 yr. old son loves it; and thinks that my husband will like it also. Thanks so much; I'll let you know what happens. Happy holidays to you and your family. 

SM, Franklin, MA, USA, December 2005


The box arrived today. It's beautiful -- exactly what I was looking for. I hope my new son-in-law appreciates the beauty and workmanship as much as I do.

LH, New Jersey, USA, July 2005