This lightweight wooden lid helps protect a valuable floor board. Cut with square joints, this design is made without nails that could scratch the board. Ensuring minimal exposure to drafts and light, this helps a board maintain its moisture level and prevent warping.
It is still recommended to treat the board with wax, to close the pores of the wood. This is because our floor boards come from Japan where it is very humid, and they can change shape and crack if they dry out.
A cloth cover is also recommended to fill the gap between the board and the lid. This will minimize wear and to prevent rattling (a cotton tablecloth works nicely). A cover should drape below the lid so that the board is not handled with bare hands, as oils in the hands will build up over time to create dark areas.
Outer dimensions are roughly 17.8in x 19.1in x 7.5in, with internal dimensions of 16.9in x 18.2in x 7in.
This one is used, and the top has a few thin gaps. If desired, I can try to seal those with a wood filler before shipping (please contact me for pricing, as I would need to go buy some).
New lids can be purchased from Japan (roughly $130, plus shipping) with a Custom Order.