High-quality bread boxes include the Oak Roll-Top Bread Box with Drawer from Lehmans.com and American Family Woodworking's Large Oak Bread Box. The Golden Oak Roll Top Bread Box, also produced by American Family Woodworking, exudes similar quality.
The Amish-constructed Oak Roll-Top Bread Box with Drawer is made from 3/4-inch-thick sanded oak that is stained light brown and sealed with a clear protectant. Its two compartments easily hold two to three loaves of bread on the bottom and bagels or English muffins on the top. The bread box is accented with white enamel and brass knobs.
American Family Woodworking's Large Oak Bread Box is small enough to fit under low cabinets but wide enough to hold a plethora of products. It is made of solid, stained oak with a tambour door that opens in the style of a roll-top desk.
The Golden Oak Roll-Top Bread Box has quality similar to the Large Oak Bread Box. It, too, has a tambour door, but the handle is located toward the bottom of the box. A small, multipurpose shelf resides on the top of the box.
Bread boxes are used to protect bread from condensation and infestation by pests while keeping it at room temperature. The ability to safely store bread at room temperature increases its lifespan, which is vastly shortened when it is stored in the refrigerator.