Hardtack Boxes


Period accurate boxes keeping in mind durability for our customers. Many historically accurate companies to choose from. Lid stops inside lid to keep lid from sliding off. It also helps to prevent warping. NEW - Nails in lid to give the impression of a sealed box!

Hardtack not included - You'll have to make your own.


Made out of white Pine. Utilizing cut nails and Exterior Grade Carpenter's Glue



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If desired: Rope Handles (1/2 Manila) (see note below)Note: Originals did not have rope handles. This item is created without handles, please specify if rope handles are desired and we will gladly include them for a nominal charge.

Historical Inspiration

hardtack box nails in lid detail

lid detail






Union Mechanical Baking Company



Union Mechanical Baking Co., No. 45 Leonard-st., New-York, U.S. Oct. Sub. Dep. 1862. --- picture coming soon


Union Mechanical without handles - HTUM-woh

Union Mechanical with handles - HTUM-wh



Robert Stears Company

Robert Stears Hardtack Box

Robert Stears without handles - HTRSwoh

Robert Stears with handles - HTRSwh

Historical Inspiration

A T Hanks Company

A T Hanks Hardtack Box

A T Hanks without handles - ATHwoh

AT Hanks with handles - ATHwh


Historical Inspiration

Kendall Bros. & Co.


Kendall Bros. & Co. without handles - KBwoh

Kendall Bros. & Co. with handles - KBwh


Historical Inspiration


We accept the following methods of payment via invoice or through telephone order.

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If you do not wish to use Paypal please email us so we can make other arrangements.
We accept money orders and personal checks from established accounts only

*We do NOT ship internationally. We ship only to the 48 contiguous United States*  

All items built in Frenchboro, Maine by Charlies Boatworks.
A family owned and run independent business.

charlie @ charliesboatworks dot com
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