Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Black Walnut With Roasted Curly Maple Maple Accents


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The interior of this beautiful jewelry box has four compartments with handmade pillows for watches and bracelets. The ten padded inserts will accommodate a collection of rings and cuff links. Watch bands, necklaces and bracelets can be stored in and under the removable trays.

The figured Black Walnut in the body of this watch box has a beautiful grain pattern and deep, rich colours. The centre of the top is hard-to-find Curly Black Walnut. That scene is framed by bands of Black Walnut and Roasted Curly Maple that are separated and defined by strips of black veneer.

The trays and dividers in the interior are made from solid Black Walnut.

Except for black veneer, no stains or dyes have been used. The rich colours that you see are the natural colours of the finished woods.



Overall exterior dimensions are about 11.3" x 9" x 3.5"  (29.2 x 22.9 x 8.9 cm)

Four 2.3" (5.7 cm) deep watch compartments, each about 3.9" x 2.6" (9.8 x 6.7 cm)

The removable tray is about 1" (2.5 cm) deep. One side has ten 2.5" (6.4 cm) wide padded inserts for rings and cuff links. The other side has one compartment about 7.4" by 2.5" (18.7 x 6.4 cm).

The  area below the tray is about 1" (2.5 cm) deep with six comaprtments, each about 2.6" x 2.4" (6.7 x 6.0 cm).


Interior and exterior are finished with Danish Oil, a penetrating resin. Exterior is further finished with a three-stage wax process, the final stage being carnauba.  The resultant finish is smooth, durable, and appealing.

Woods Used:

Figured Black WalnutCurly Black Walnut, Roasted Curly Maple


Brass push button locking catch

Mitred corners reinforced with keys of Roasted Maple

Sides are solid 5/8" (16 mm) thick Figured Black Walnut


Top is made from solid woods into an assembly about 1/2" (13 mm) thick. It is then re-sawn into two pieces about 1/8" (3mm) thick which are 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.



Solid brass quadrant hinges.

Tray sides and dividers are solid Black Walnut.

Interior is lined with velveteen. 
Watch pillows and padded inserts are covered in the same material.