Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Caribbean Rosewood

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The interior of this beautiful jewelry box will hold three watches. The seven padded inserts will accomodate a collection of rings and cufflinks. Watch bands, necklaces and bracelets can be stored in and under the removable trays.

The Caribbean Rosewood in this watch box has a beautiful grain pattern and deep, rich colours. The spectacular scene in the centre of the top was made from a unique piece of spalted wood from the crotch of a maple tree. The bark (live edge) in the corner really sets this top apart. The scene is framed with bands of Caribbean Rosewood which are accentuated with black veneer edges. This is truly a one-of-a-kind box.

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

Notice how the interior of the top is finished as beautifully as the exterior. That takes extra time and material .... but, the result is well worth it.

Except for the 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 12" x 8 1/2" x 3 1/2 "  (30.5 x 21.6 x 8.9 cm)

Three 2 1/4" (5.7 cm) deep watch compartments, each about 3 3/4" x 2 1/4" (9.5 x 5.7 cm)

The removable trays are about 7/8" (2.2 cm) deep. One tray has seven 2 1/2" (6.4 cm) wide padded inserts for rings and cufflinks. The other tray has two compartments, each about 7" by 1 1/2" (17.8 x 3.8 cm).

The  compartments below the trays are about 1" (2.5 cm) deep. Inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)     3 1/2" x  7 1/4"   (8.9 x  18.4 cm)
(six)      2 1/4 " x 1 5/8  "  ( 9.5  x  4.3 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 carnuba.  The resultant finish is smooth, durable, and appealing.

Woods Used:

Caribbean Rosewood, Bubinga


Bubinga handle.

Mitred corners reinforced with keys of Bubinga

Sides are solid 1/2" (13  mm) thick Caribbean Rosewood


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 a luxurious black velveteen. 
Watch pillows are covered in the same material.