3 Watch Box in Kevasingo and Maple

A medium sized Kevasingo watch box holding three 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 deep reddish-brown figured Kevasingo veneer. Dark purplish veins create a marble appearance with a ripple and 3d effect. Some small amounts of sapwood give a golden vanilla colour in places on the box. Additionally, the edges of the box are creamy white Maple. These are inlaid with Maple and Bubinga lines.

A soft sheepskin suede in Black, lines the interior of the box, contrasting well with the colour of the Kevasingo and Maple edges. Luxurious suede lines the Maple 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 lock are fitted to the box. The lock is surrounded by a Maple escutcheon with inlaid lines matching the box edge.

Finally the box is finished with a low sheen lacquer.

Kevasingo is also known as Bubinga or African Rosewood (not a true Rosewood). The rotary-cut of Bubinga, also known as Pommele Bubinga, produces  the veining which gives the marbled or variegated figuring.

Wood: Kevasingo (Bubinga), Maple

Lining: Black Hairsheep Suede

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 Maple Burr & Smoked Chestnut Detail

A small Maple 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 rich golden tan Maple burr veneer. Darker tan and brown swirls enhance this burr. Additionally, the edges of the box are a creamy-white hard maple. These are inlaid with double lines of a very dark brown smoked Chestnut which contrast well with the rich Maple burr.

A soft sheepskin suede in dark Brown, lines the interior of the box, picking up the detail of the inlays against the exterior colour of the Maple Burr watch box. Two sections are provided for the watches, each with a suede covered cushion. Similarly, the luxurious suede also lines the hard maple 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 lock are fitted to the box.  The key hole is surrounded with an escutcheon inlaid with smoked Chestnut.

Finally the box is finished with a low sheen lacquer.

This kind of Maple burr normally has a high density of burl likewise many pockets of ingrown bark,  subsequently giving an interesting pattern with a rich colour.

Wood: Maple Burr, Maple & Smoked Chestnut

Lining: Dark Brown Sheepskin 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