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For those without a price, we will contact you with the price for your desired options.

NOTE:   Most of these boxes are custom and are NOT available for immediate delivery.  They are pictures of items we have made for people with a lead time of approximately 4 weeks.  In many cases we make more of an item, as it costs less to cut each out once all saws are set up.  We offer the duplicates for sale when we have them.  We will put a price and quantity next to an item if we have duplicates available.  Otherwise we can make custom items on a first-come basis.



Custom Boxes

We have the ability to create custom boxes from scratch.  This page is comprised of boxes which we have built. In some cases we experiment with different boxes to make derivatives.  In other cases, we take orders from private customers and make them according to their desires. 

For many of the boxes we start with production made empty boxes, line them with various combinations of watch pillows, ring holders, pen holders, and jewelry trays. By starting with a production outer box, we are able to do custom work and keep the price affordable.

Custom Solid Hardwood Boxes

Boxes that are completely custom are made from solid hardwoods, instead of veneered boxes.  In these boxes, we go to the lumber mill and hand pick the raw cut boards right from the trees as they are milled.  We then choose the grain and color according to the size of the box. 

For one box, a single board is utilized, with pieces cut out for front, then side, then back, then the opposite side, in that order.  This allows all the grain to match for the top, and all the grain to match for the body.  The bottom is made from multiple cuts that are joined into a solid base.  The top utilizes biscuits at every corner for superior strength

Superior-quality machined German or American brass hardware is utilized for an ultra-refined box.

With a high quality box we offer luxurious ultrasuede (store cost is $50  per yard).

For a more elaborate touch we spend several more hours creating matching custom  pillows using local seamstresses.

We have made pillows in black and hunter green.

The nicest boxes can have additional lift out trays for extra jewelry and pen storage.
 
 

Shipping

All shipping is normally done by USPS priority mail. We have shipped thousands of cases and had negligible losses. 
 

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Pricing

All prices shown are for one item, unless otherwise stated
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Picture of 24 Place Box

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24 Place Watch, Pen, and Jewelry Box

This box is customizeable.  The one pictured features  upper and lower compartments, and 24 special velveteen cushions.  The upper holds 12 watches and has a front row for pens.  A lift out tray makes room for more special jewelry.  Below is a slide out drawer that holds 12 watches and has a special place for a polishing cloth.  Other options are 20 watches above and 12 below, or yet other configurations.


16"x12"x10" high.

Made to order, contact us to quote your specific options 

We have made them for mostly pens, mostly watches, or any combination you can fit inside

weight =18 lb


Picture of 8 Place Watch and Jewelry Box

 

8 Place Glass Top Watch, Pen, and Jewelry Box

This box is similar to the 12 place glass top box. It is Mahogany veneer with spaces for 8 watches and a lift out tray for pens.  Underneath are ring slots and extra storage capacity.


13"x11"x4" high

Made to order

weight =9 lb


Picture of 6 Place Glass Top Box
6 Place Glass Top Watch, Pen, and Jewelry Box

This box is similar to the 12 place glass top box. It is Mahogany veneer with spaces for 6 watches and a lift out tray for pens.  Underneath is extra storage capacity.


13"x11"x4" high

Made to order

weight =9 lb

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Picture of 12 Place Solid Walnut Glass Top Box

Walnut pictured above

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Mahogany 1      Mahogany 2

Cherry 1        Cherry 2

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12 Place Solid Wood Glass Top Watch Box Without Lock

This box is custom made from scratch from your choice of solid woods listed. The interior is lined with velveteen in black or hunter green.  Cushy soft custom-made  matching pillows pamper your watches.

13"x11"x4" high

Made to order

price $219
 

Specify Cherry, Walnut, Mahogany

We do have a few made up, choose black or green interior

weight =9 lb

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Picture of 12 Place Solid Mahogany Glass Top Box

Mahogany pictured above

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Mahogany 1      Mahogany 2

Cherry 1        Cherry 2

Inside Close-up of All 

12 Place Solid Wood Glass Top Watch Box With Lock and Key

This box is custom made from scratch from your choice of solid woods listed. The interior is lined with velveteen in black or hunter green.  Cushy soft custom-made  matching pillows pamper your watches. 

13"x11"x4" high

 

Made to order

price $249

 

Specify Cherry,
Curly cherry (extra cost)
Walnut, Mahogany

We do have a few made up, choose black or green interior

weight =9 lb

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Picture of 12 Place Inlay Glass Top Box

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12 Place Glass  Top Watch Box  With Inlays and Lock and Key

This Cherry box is hand-inlaid on the lid and feet. The interior is lined with black velveteen.  Cushy soft custom-made  matching pillows pamper your watches. Has room for a polishing cloth and other items on the side (polishing cloth included).

 

Made to order

price $279


 
 

weight =9 lb

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12 Place Solid  Top Watch Box With Etched Lighthouse

This box is custom made from scratch from your choice of solid woods listed. The interior is lined with velveteen in black or hunter green.  Cushy soft custom-made  matching pillows pamper your watches.

13"x11"x4" high

 

Made to order

price $279
 

Specify Cherry, Walnut, Mahogany
 
 

weight =9 lb

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Picture of 12 Place Solid Top Cherry Box

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12 Place Solid  Top Watch Box Without Lock

This box is custom made from scratch from your choice of solid woods listed. The interior is lined with velveteen in black or hunter green.  Cushy soft custom-made  matching pillows pamper your watches.

13"x11"x4" high

 

Made to order

price $239

 

Specify Cherry, Walnut, Mahogany
 

weight =9 lb

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Picture of 20 Place Walnut Glass Top Box

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Walnut pictured

20 Place Solid Hardwood Watch Box with Lock

This box is custom made from scratch from your choice of solid woods listed. The interior is lined with velveteen, black or hunter green.  Cushy soft custom-made  matching pillows pamper your watches.

 

Made to order, contact us to quote your specific options 

Specify Cherry, Walnut, Mahogany
Padauk

 

weight =15 lb


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15 Place Solid Walnut Watch Box 

This box is custom made from scratch from solid Walnut. The interior is lined with hunter green velveteen.  Cushy soft custom-made ultrasuede pillows pamper your watches.

 


Made to order
 
 

price $275

weight =12 lb

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Picture of 8 Place Walnut Box

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8 Place Solid Walnut & Maple Watch Box

This box is custom made from scratch from solid Walnut. The interior is lined with hunter green velveteen.  Cushy soft custom-made ultrasuede pillows pamper your watches.

 

Made to order
 
 

price $165

weight =8 lb

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Picture of 8 Place Walnut Box

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8 Place Solid Oak & Walnut Watch Box

This box is custom made from scratch from solid Walnut. The interior is lined with hunter green velveteen.  Cushy soft custom-made ultrasuede pillows pamper your watches.

 

Made to order

price $165

weight =8 lb

 


 

The Better Half
11100 Eagle Rd.
Davisburg, Mich.   48350
Greg and Sharon Smith
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Telephone 1-810-444-9959 (with private voicemail)

E-mail sales@thebetterhalf.com 

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