The Stonewall Group advertising agency was searching for small wooden boxes to be used in a West Virginia tourism project. What they found were generally of poor quality or very expensive. The codgers were convinced that they could build a suitable box at a reasonable price and produced a prototype for the agency. Stonewall Group approved the prototype and submittee an order for twenty-five boxes. The codgers spent more than three days preparing and milling stock, cutting joinery, assembling, and finishing the boxes. After applying the shellac finish, the boxes were delivered to Rob Patterson at Woodcraft’s laser engraving service to laser-engrave the WV logo on the sliding lids.
The Stonewall Group filled the boxes with hand crafted items typical of products from the cottage industries in our state.The boxes were shipped to media managers throughout the United States to promote West Virginia tourism.