Rainer Schmid of North Valley Woodworks was born in Munich, West Germany. He uses the traditional woodcarving techniques that were passed down to him from his grandfather, a master cabinetmaker in Chicago.
Rainer says of his work and his business: We are a small family business located in the North Thompson Valley, north of Kamloops, BC. We have been manufacturing our jewellery boxes since 1985. Only the best domestic and exotic hardwoods are used and each box is designed utilizing the unique characteristics of the piece of wood from which it is made. We try to let the wood design the box so that a harmony is achieved between shape, colour and grain, thus, no two boxes are identical.