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binghamton university bank

by Bill Grimes
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  • the story

Bank On Your Savings

Safeguard your funds the old-fashioned way with a handsome, oak vault equipped with a professional locking system and brass coin slot. Handmade in New York from mailbox doors salvaged from the recently torn down Newing Dining Center at Binghamton University, this personal bank recalls craftsmanship of a bygone era and makes a historic collector's item for antique enthusiasts and alumni alike. Use its lacquered walls to store money, documents, love notes or family tokens, like your baby's first tooth. Handmade by Bill Grimes in New York.

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Made from
brass, oak wood
4.75" L x 4.75" W x 6.5" H
The Binghamton University Alumni Association placard comes separately with each bank, and can be adhered to the top of the bank as desired.
  • the maker

Bill Grimes

A self-taught craftsman, Bill's passion for woodworking began over 30 years ago. Designing and creating functional home decor pieces, Bill's woodworking is a business he has developed independent from his full-time position at the State University of New York at Oneonta.

Through participation in craft shows and art festivals throughout the central New York region, Bill meets individuals interested in hand crafted pieces for their homes. He then arranges consultations with these potential clients in his Otego, NY shop and discusses in depth with each customer their particular project. Sample pieces and various furniture catalogs are often referenced for ideas, many times combining elements of different pieces to create one unique piece.

Grimes' style joins simple design with clean lines. He crafts dining room tables, writing desks, bookcases, mirrors and many other one-of-a-kind items. Grimes loves to work with traditional wood species like Cherry, Maple and Oak, but also enjoys integrating interesting woods such as curly Maple, quarter sawn Red and White Oak and other wood specimens with original features. He always strives to have samples of these different species in his shop, so his clients can experience the characteristics of each wood for themselves.

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