The Smol Boi, designed by Lee baz, is named because she finds the signature piece cute. The signature piece is made from select dark woods such as Wenge or Walnut to stand out from the rest. The puzzle is made from 7 unique shapes with one block glued into the tray. It is a 3 x 3 x 4 packing puzzle. I loved the puzzle so much that I just super sized it for the "Lorge Boi". The Smol Boi measures at 2.5 x 2 x 1.75".
The regular Smol Boi is made from reclaimed woods from my workshop; some exotic, some common, but all of it would have been destined to the scrap pile. The wooden boxes are made from reclaimed 2x4's.
Some pieces may vary in wood species but most will include the following: Ambrosia Maple, Hard Maple, Spruce, Pine, Oak, Ash, Beech.
The Cedar Smol Boi is made from naturally fallen Cedar's from my family's property in Chapel Hill, NC. I personally cut the trees, planked and milled the wood. From stump to stumped! Play it while you sip your favorite drink and enjoy your day!
The pieces are finished with matte lacquer.
The Cedar box is finished with matte lacquer.
The Pine box is unfinished.
I have the cedar version and absolutely love it! The cedar smell is fantastic and the puzzle is challenging but not so hard you feel like throwing it out the window! Great replay value as it is hard to memorize the order of assembly. Great craftsmanship. Perfect.