2 Watch Box in American Black Walnut and Purple Detail

A small American Black Walnut watch box holding two wrist watches on soft yet firm cylinder cushions. The box includes a small tray for cuff links and other accessories.

The exterior of the handmade wooden box is covered in a chocolatey brown figured American Black Walnut veneer. Light and dark lines of grain are enhanced by the light figuring perpendicular to the grain. Additionally, the edges of the box are chocolate brown straight grained Walnut. These are inlaid with purple dyed lines of Sycamore.

A soft sheepskin suede in Purple Heart, lines the interior of the box, complementing the colour of the Walnut and picking out the purple inlay of the edges. Luxurious suede lines the Walnut tray and as the tray is suspended in the front compartment, this results in there being plenty of usable space underneath.

Brass stopped hinges and a brass sliding catch are fitted to the box.

Finally the box is finished with a low sheen lacquer.

This kind of Walnut normally has a very straight grain with pronounced colour differences in obvious lines. This is because the Walnut is quarter sawn which allows some figuring to appear, subsequently giving a very contemporary masculine look.

Wood: American Black Walnut, Purple Dyed Sycamore

Lining: Purple Heart Hairsheep Suede

2 Watch Box in American Black Walnut Burr & Kingwood

A small Walnut Burr watch box holding two wrist watches on soft yet firm cylinder cushions. The box includes a small tray for cuff links and other accessories.

The exterior of the handmade wooden box is covered in a dark chocolate American Black Walnut burr veneer. Medium brown and black swirls dance across and enhance this burr. Additionally, the edges of the box are a lighter coffee coloured straight grained Walnut. These are inlaid with Kingwood lines of a dark purplish or reddish brown with darker black streaks which complements dark brown Walnut.

A soft hairsheep leather in vivid Purple Haze lines the interior of the box. The bright lining almost illuminates the dark chocolate of the Walnut Burr watch box. Two sections are provided for the watches, each with a leather covered cushion. Similarly, the smooth leather also lines the Walnut tray. As the tray is suspended in the front compartment, this results in there being plenty of usable space underneath.

Brass stopped hinges and a brass sliding catch are fitted to the box.

Finally the box is finished with a low sheen lacquer.

This kind of Walnut burr normally has a close or sparse burr sometimes with just a wild grain, either way giving an interesting pattern with a deep rich colour. In the US, black walnut continues to be known as the aristocrat of native hardwoods and the hallmark of tradition.

Wood: American Black Walnut Burr & American Black Walnut

Lining: Purple Haze Hairsheep Leather

Small Valet Box in American Black Walnut with Kingwood

A small American Black Walnut valet box or Gentleman’s box. The box includes a tray for jewellery, cuff links and other accessories.

The exterior of the handmade wooden box is covered in a chocolatey brown American Black Walnut burr veneer. Darker brown lines enhance the grain. Additionally, the edges of the box are chocolate brown straight grained Walnut. These are inlaid with Kingwood lines of a dark purplish or reddish brown with darker black streaks which complements brown Walnut.

A soft sheepskin suede in Peacock Green, lines the interior of the box, complementing the colour of the Walnut. Luxurious suede lines the Walnut tray and as the tray is suspended in the front compartment, this results in there being plenty of usable space underneath.

Brass stopped hinges and a brass sliding catch are fitted to the box.

Finally the box is finished with a hand applied high sheen shellac.

This kind of Walnut normally has a very straight grain, subsequently giving a very traditional looking pattern with a warm colour.

Wood: American Black Walnut, Kingwood

Lining: Peacock Green Hairsheep Suede

2 Watch Box in Light Grey Dyed Figured Sycamore

A small Light Grey Sycamore watch box holding two wrist watches on soft yet firm cylinder cushions. The box includes a small tray for cuff links and other accessories.

The exterior of the handmade wooden box is covered in a light grey figured Sycamore veneer. Figuring appears lightly at right angles across the grain. Additionally, the edges of the box are a creamy-white coloured hard Maple. These are inlaid with double lines of black dyed Sycamore.

A soft hairsheep leather in dark Navy Blue lines the interior of the box. The subdued and dark lining contrasts well against the lighter colour of the Light Grey Sycamore watch box. Two sections are provided for the watches, each with a suede covered cushion. Similarly, the smooth suede also lines the Maple tray. As the tray is suspended in the front compartment, this results in there being plenty of usable space underneath.

Stainless Steel stopped hinges and a Nickel plated brass sliding catch are fitted to the box.

Finally the box is finished with a low sheen lacquer.

This kind of figured Sycamore normally has an interesting ribbon or flame of figure perpendicular to the grain direction giving causing a shimmer effect within the grey colouring.

Wood: Light Grey Dyed Sycamore & Maple

Lining: Navy Blue Hairsheep Suede

Large Valet Box in American Black Walnut with Kyle Tartan and Union Flag Inlaid

This is a large sized valet box. The box is made with a deep brown American Black Walnut. The lid and sides have been veneered with beautiful American Black Walnut Burr panels which gives a deep chocolatey brown background with darker swirls. These panels are surrounded by reddish brown Kingwood banding separated by Box and Ebony lines, then bordered on the outside by quarter sawn American Black Walnut. The lid includes a centrally located initial ‘H’ in Fiddleback Sycamore and bordered with Kingwood.

The lid opens to reveal four compartments at the back for watches, each containing a watch pillow lined with navy blue suede. The front compartments are designed to hold 12 sets of cuff links separately.

The inside of the lid is lined in Kyle Blue tartan, which is mainly a bright red with medium blue lines.

The front of the box is a panel which lowers to reveal four American Black Walnut drawers, each lined in navy blue suede. The top drawer has 12 sections for cuff links. The other three boxes each have an additional 24 sections for cuff links.  The inside of the panel has a Union Flag laid out in Walnut, Sycamore and Pomelle.

The escutcheon is bordered with Kingwood.

A satin finish in lacquer with a brass lock and hinges complete the box.