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Hardtack Boxes


Features: 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.

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

Measurements: 24-1/2" long x 14-3/4" wide x 10-3/4" deep

Shipping Weight: 21lbs

Other Information: 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

New!  Hardtack Box Lids!

The same size as our hardtack boxes, 24.5" long and 14.5" wide, for people who wish to build their own boxes or it can be used as a "man cave" wall display. Made out of premium pine with few to no knots, laminated out of 2 boards with 3#20 hardwood biscuits and strips attached with Titebond II wood glue as well. Front side is hand stenciled by brush with our authentic looking designs such as "Unions Mechanical Baking Company", Robert Stears, and Kendall Bros. The lid front also has nail heads to give the impression of a sealed box. Each stenciled lid is only $25.00 plus shipping, which is a whole lot less than shipping the whole box!

Union Mechanical Baking Company


Union Mechanical without handles - $50.00

Union Mechanical with handles -$55.00

Union Mechanical Lid Only -$25.00


Robert Stears Company


Robert Stears without handles - $50.00

Robert Stears with handles - $55.00

Robert Stears Lid Only -$25.00


Kendall Bros. and Co.


Kendall Bros. and Co. without handles - $50.00

Kendall Bros. and Co. with handles - $55.00

Kendall Bros. Lid Only -$25.00


Historical Inspiration

Photo provided by L.C.,descendant of the Kendall Brothers.