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Boxes – Salt

Boxes – Salt

Regular price $16.00 USD
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A Salt Cellar, Pinch Bowl, or Salt Box

Also known as a salt pig, it’s a stylish, practical way to store the most essential ingredient in your kitchen. Salt is undeniably the most important ingredient in the kitchen. It brings out the flavor of your food and drinks, adds texture, and can even be used as a preservation or cooking method (think preserved lemons or salt-baked fish). So why is such a crucial ingredient trapped in an imprecise grinder or shaker?

Instead, try a salt box - it keeps the essential ingredient within reach and makes seasoning your food easy.

Whether you need a pinch of salt for a seven-minute egg or a handful for a pot of pasta water or a pickling project, it’ll be easy to access in this salt box. The design comes in almost any size - consider getting one for your everyday kosher salt and another for your fancy sea salt.

Note: Some of our customers have used our boxes for hearing aids, rings, or other important items so that have their special place and are never misplaced. 

FYIA salt cellar (also called a salt, salt-box, and a salt pig) is an article of tableware for holding and dispensing salt. In British English, the term is normally used for what in North American English is called salt shakers. Salt cellars can be either lidded or open and are found in a wide range of sizes, from large shared vessels to small individual dishes. Styles range from simple to ornate or whimsical, using materials including glass and ceramic, metals, ivory and wood, and plastic.

The use of salt cellars is documented as early as classical Rome. They continued to be used through the first half of the 20th century; however, usage began to decline with the introduction of free-flowing salt in 1911, and at last, they have been almost entirely replaced by salt shakers. 

Salt cellars were early collectible as pieces of silver, pewter, glass, etc. Soon after their role at the table was replaced by the shaker, salt cellars became a popular collectible in their own right. 

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Each item is hand-made, so each is unique and, no two are alike.

We will send you an email with a jpg for your approval before shipping. 

Proportions may vary based upon the wood type and availability.

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All Our Products Are One Of A Kind and Made By Hand

The pieces shown on this website are one of a kind as are all our products! If you would like a similar one made for you, we will send you a photo via e-mail once it has been completed. We can only send you a picture of what we have created specifically for you due to the cost of materials, labor, and storage space. This is our visual guarantee to you.

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Once you place your order, we will send you a picture for your approval before shipping or local pick up to ensure your satisfaction.

Readily Available (on-hand in our inventory)

Allow 2-3 Days for us to check inventory, send you a photo/s, e-mail correspondence, your approval.

Allow another 5 Days for packing, & shipping to receive your purchased item/s.

Custom Work (nothing on-hand in our inventory)

Allow 14 Days for us to source the material and for its creation.

Allow another 5 Days for packing, & shipping to receive your purchased item/s.


We often have extra's on-hand in our inventory from craft shows, so no worries, you can always e-mail us if you need it asap. We will typically reply within 2-3 business days or sooner.

The Wooden Board produces handcrafted wood pieces south of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Each is beautifully made and is created with sustainability and longevity in mind. Because our products are handcrafted – no two are the same. Besides the enjoyment you will get while using our products, each also includes a bit of love!

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