• Designed to stand out and never blend in.

  • Custom laser engravings for every project.

  • Contemporary Rustic Design

  • The Half Pint

Our Featured Work:

Chest Sizes:

Custom length upon request.

Small (half pint):
19 1/2 W
19 1/2 D
16 3/4 H

31 3/4 W
19 1/2 D
16 3/4 H

Chest Types:

♦ Storage Chests

♦ Toy Chests

♦ Memory Chests

♦ Treasure Chests

♦ Hope Chests

♦ Kindling Boxes

♦ Blanket Chests

Chest Features:

♦ Personalized Laser Engraving and Imaging

♦ Custom 1” Vermont rough cut knotty pine

♦ All screw construction

♦ Features soft-close lid stay for safety

♦ Finished Birch plywood bottom

♦ High quality polished brass hardware

♦ Available with or without rolling casters

♦ Hand painted


COLORS Custom colors upon request.


  • Solid Natural Finish
  • Solid Painted Finish
  • Slat Top
  • Upholstered Top


  • With or without rolling casters

Coming Soon to RC:

Fire Safety Chests


  • Flip Top
  • Open Front

My Story

Several years ago I purchased a fire escape ladder for my granddaughter. Before giving her
the gift I realized that it would probably be stored in an out-of- the way closet or under a bed.
Certainly not a place for something needed only in a fire emergency. Being a lifelong hobbyist woodworker, and a furniture guy, I decided to create an enclosure for my gift. I reviewed my lumber inventory and decided to build a rustic crate design cabinet which would be handsome and could be placed in any room near a window. The result was a handsome chest with a look like no other design. “There is nothing else like it” is the compliment I heard most often.

After encouragement from many people, I decided to create Rough Cutters. The original
design has been refined and upgraded utilizing only the finest 1” rough cut Vermont knotty pine lumber, top quality hardware, and a birch plywood bottom. The exciting thing is I added laser imaging and personalizing to my products thus providing the opportunity for people to create a truly special heirloom or gift.

Art Roeder, Owner