Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Nogal Watch-Cufflink Box With One Drawer

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The Nogal used for this custom watch/cufflink box gives it a quiet elegance. The scene in the centre of the top was bordered with a single Wenge band which was accentuated with veneer-thin edges of black-stained Poplar. 

The upper level was divided into six equal compartments, each with a black faux-suede watch pillow. The centre has a half-height removable tray. Tray and dividers were solid Nogal.

The drawer was designed to house a sizeable collection of rings and cufflinks. Drawer sides and dividers were made from solid Nogal.


Woods Used:

Nogal, Wenge

Exterior:

Solid Wenge drawer pulls

Mitred corners reinforced with Wenge keys

Sides were solid 1/2" (13 mm) thick Nogal.

Top was made of  1/8" (3 mm) Nogal, bordered with Wenge, and laminated to both sides of 1/4" (6 mm)  plywood. This construction not only makes the interior of the top as attractive as the exterior, but also prevents warping of the top.

Interior:

Solid brass quadrant hinges.

Drawer sides and dividers were solid Nogal.

Interior was lined with a luxurious black faux suede.

Ring inserts and watch pillows were covered in the same luxurious material.

Dimensions:

Overall exterior dimensions were about 11 1/2"" x 8 1/4" x 4 3/4"  (29.2 x 21 x 12 cm)

The upper level was about 1 7/8" (4.8 cm) deep. 
Interior dimensions were about 10 1/2" x 7 1/4" (26.7 x 18.4 cm), divided into six equal watch compartments and a centre storage space. 

The drawer was about 1 1/8" (2.9 cm) deep. 
Interior dimensions were about 9 3/8" x 6 5/8" (23.8 x 16.8 cm).