inside boxes

Inside our boxes

What’s inside our boxes?

Inside our boxes we can include drawers, trays, smaller boxes, secret compartments, wooden liners, material lining, watch cushions and anything else specific to your requirements.

Whatever the purpose of the box, the internal structure will be laid out to appropriately accommodate your accessories.


Fitted drawers may be jointed in a number of ways but normally with dovetails to give a contrasting effect between the drawer front and sides.

Any number of drawers may be appropriate depending upon your requirements and the dimensions of the box. These may be opened by use of an external handle , finger hole or a pin and spring mechanism within the box.


Trays can be made with a variety of compartments and dividers, in any size so that one or more trays occupy a level within the box.

They can be decorated or created with a wood and colour that compliments or contrasts with the hardwood of the fine box.

Inlay marquetry

Inlays in marquetry for personalisations such as initials, coats of arms or geometric designs, motifs, emblems etc  – in fact pretty much anything.

Wood liners

Wooden (or dry) liners sit within the box, normally extending slightly higher than the opening. They form a collar or lip which helps the lid sit nicely on the box and provides a nice piston fit. These are only appropriate with certain designs.

The liner can be the same wood as the box or a contrasting wood that might match the trays and internals of the box. The liner is not glued to the inside as it moves with the expansion and contraction of the box.

Material lining

The inside of the box including the lid and trays may be lined with a colourful lining. Where an object is contained and protected within the box such as a watch or bottle then the protective padding may also be lined in the same way.

Linings such as silk, cotton, velvet, leather, and suede; patterned or plain can be applied as suits your taste.

Watch cushions

These can be lined to match or contrast with the lining of the box.

Smaller boxes

Smaller boxes are like trays with lids, some are hinged and some lift off. This can be central to the internal design of the box.

Secret compartments

Of course – top secret!