I inventory 4 sizes of sliding lid inlaid wooden pill boxes made of beautiful Padauk (dark red rose tone) wood, cherry wood, or walnut wood and all have decorated inlaid sliding lids. The Pill Boxes are ideal for carrying your days pills or small items. The size 1 pill boxes, considered mini pill boxes, have I.D. measurements of 1-5/16"L x 1"W x 5/16"D and are shown holding 6 high strength Tylenol pills. The size 2 pill boxes measure 1-5/16"L x 1.5"W x 5/16"D and are shown holding 9 high strength Tylenol pills. The size 3 pill boxes measure 2-1/2"L x 1-5/8"W x 5/16"D and are shown holding 21 high strength Tylenol pills. The wood pill cases have secure sliding lids and rounded corners. They are manufactured by Heartwood Creations and sold under the name secret boxes. There is a tiny heart branded into the bottom of the box. The pill box has a protective clear overcoat for extra durability. I personally carry two of the size 1 boxes with me for my pills during the day.
Padauk wood is obtained from several species of Pterocarpus. All padauks are of African or Asian origin. Padauks are valued for their toughness, stability in use, and decorativeness, most having a reddish wood. Most Pterocarpus woods contain either water or alcohol soluble substances and can be used as dyes.
The padauk found most often is African Padauk from Pterocarpus soyauxii which, when freshly cut, is a very bright red/orange but when exposed to sunlight fades over time to a warm brown. Its colour makes it a favourite among woodworkers. Burmese Padauk is Pterocarpus macrocarpus while Andaman Padauk is Pterocarpus dalbergioides. Padauks can be confused with rosewoods to which they are somewhat related, but as a general rule padauks are coarser and less decorative in figure. Like rosewood, padauk is sometimes used to make xylophone and marimba keys, and guitars.