Proposing marriage to the person you love can be a very nerve-racking experience. You want to make sure it’s memorable, special, and that you don’t screw anything up in the moment. This means that for some people a proposal can take weeks or months of planning. Through all of the hours of preparation, though, the proposal becomes even more special and memorable.
One guy decided he was going to make his proposal to his girlfriend unique. He decided to shy away from a big spectacle, and instead built an amazing ring box.
These are the preliminary designs for the intricate ring box.
Using the designs and his woodworking skills, he shaped and cut the box himself.
He then had to use a special saw to cut out the gears which would rotate to reveal the ring inside of the box.
In order for the gears to rotate, he designed a special key that his girlfriend would turn to reveal the engagement ring inside of the box.
Different parts of the box were cut, sanded, and stained to give them a well-worn look. He then installed the intricate machinery inside of the box.
Here’s how it works: You open the box to see these multiple compartments with the special key sitting in plain sight.
Removing the compartments section, the gears and machinery are revealed on the level below. This is the keyhole, made so that only the special key can turn the gears.
Once the key is turned, all of the machinery starts to move so that the ring box slowly opens.
To present a beautiful engagement ring!
This is such a unique and romantic idea.
And good news: She said yes (obviously)!
This obviously took some serious work, but all the time and effort that went into this was a labor of love. It’s these kinds of things that take marriage proposals and make them even more special than they already are.