Runes Set & Box: "Roots of Wisdom"; set of hardwood Nordic Elder Futhark Runes in Decorative Wooden Chest, laser-engraved w/ acrylic inlays

$105.60 $120.00

This set of Elder Futhark runes features beautiful hardwood runes which are stored within an equally stunning box; the box is adorned with an engraving of Yggdrasil, surrounded by the runic alphabet, thus the name "Roots of Wisdom". This eye-catching set is sure to please anyone interested in runic divination and/or Nordic lore. The method of layered construction for the box makes for a very durable creation, certain to last many years and readings! The chest components have been precisely cut and decorated with a high-powered laser engraver, then the parts are hand assembled using a cyanoacrylate glue specifically formulated for wood, creating an incredibly strong bond. The decorative particulars are attained by use of two wood stains, an oil base for the body of the box and a water-based stain for the frame pieces. The box is held closed magnetically. Green and blue mirror acrylic inlays are installed into the top design and lid knob, a final touch to create a striking overall theme and appearance. The box interior is fully lined in a deep green jeweler's velour. The runes are crafted from 100% hardwood (buyer's choice), and have a great hand feel and resiliency. The runes backs are plain to allow the natural beauty of the wood to shine through. Two runic styles are available.

• Precisely LASER-CUT and HANDCRAFTED, with hand-stained details and acrylic inlays
• LEAD TIME: 2 weeks (from time of purchase to shipping day; timeframes can be affected by workload, holidays, etc.)
• FREE SHIPPING for domestic U.S. orders
• WOOD TYPE: 1/8" Birch Ply (box), Ash, Cherry, Mahogany, or Walnut hardwood (runes)
• ARTWORK AVAILABLE: As shown; the very center Yggdrasil on the lid may be substituted with similar artwork; please message me with your request.
• MEASUREMENTS: Box - 7x5x3 inches [LxWxH] (completed/assembled product); Runes 1.5x1.125x.1875 inches [LxWxT] (individual rune)
• CUSTOM OPTIONS: 4 hardwood species are available for creation of the runes, as well as two styles. Please refer to the Photos for examples of the drop-down selections.

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Shipping from United States

Processing time

2-3 weeks

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wholesale availability

Due to the nature of the majority of my work, and the typical amount of business that comes through my shop, wholesale items are not available.

Custom and personalized orders

Please contact me before placing an order should you desire customizations not outlined or offered in any particular listing.

Holiday ordering

During the Christmas holiday season, I can quickly become VERY busy; typically putting in 12 hour days in order to make holiday shipping deadlines.
Please plan ahead - I begin taking Christmas orders in late August, but due to workload, I will close the shop to further made-to-order requests the first week of December. Ready to ship items remain listed and ship as stated in their listing.

Shipping times

In the case of any custom or Made To Order item, I try very hard to meet the listed production/ship time for the listed item. However, I am a one-man shop, and the handcrafted nature of the work, particularly during busy periods, can cause delays. If you require your item by a specific date, please inquire first. I do not rush the work, as I want each piece to be exceptional and worthy to the person purchasing it. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and of course, your patronage!

Reviews (2)


Very cool item, I like it a lot!!!

Just beautiful! The quality is outstanding. He far exceeded my expectations for this product. The item is even prettier in person than advertised. I love it!

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