Named for Joni's father, William Miller, who passed away several years ago, we honor his memory by offering our hope chests as a celebration of quality woodworking and family ties. As a carpenter in the Korean war, William developed a passion for woodworking that carried on into his life, when he built his family home and doted on many projects he shared with his loved ones. We continue to celebrate his dedication to creativity and family.

Our hope chests embody the importance of family values, honor and love. Celebrate a special event, reward yourself or reflect on your love of another by adding this beautiful piece of furniture to your family keepsakes. Built to last generations, our heirloom hope chests are made using the fine craftsmanship and unsurpassed quality for which The Modern Woodsmith is known.

Construction includes solid wood, custom sizes and a variety of styles. Customized verses or sayings, as well as one of our standard sentiment, can be carved on the inside of the lid. We also offer standard or custom carving designs for any part of your hope chest.