It’s billed as: CLASSIC SOLID OAK 30 x 4 TRAY CELL CUFFLINKS BOX - Made2Order
And the Cost? (gulp)…
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£165 + £10 Courier delivery. Custom-made, they said it would take about eight weeks from order to delivery.
For what it’s worth, here is the (current) link:
and their website:
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Perhaps it’s because my father was a carpenter & joiner I’ve learned to really appreciate well-made and skilled woodwork and craftsmanship. But then maybe that’s just an excuse because…there it was - and that yearning ache in the pit my stomach was clearly there and just grew over the weeks.
Eventually, today, I succumbed. and contacted the maker to make my order - And, surprise surprise, they said “just pay a £10 deposit and pay the balance nearer delivery date”. How could I resist?
Here’s a few more details of the spec:
Made from solid oak (Thickness of the wood will depend on what we have in stock and how much we have to plane it . But typically 15-20mm for the box, approx 10+mm for the lid and approx 8-10mm for the dividers)
- Trays: 30 cells, 6 across and 5 deep (each cell is 35 x 35 and 30mm deep)
- Tray internal dimensions 260mm x 280mm x 30mm deep
- Tray external dimensions 280mm x 235mm x 40mm deep
- Overall box internal dimensions 280 x 235 x 165mm - approx
- External dimensions 310-315mm long and 265-270mm wide and 190-195mm deep
- Box is rounded at all outside corners and outside edges & corners.
- Trays are square edged and removable
- Matrix are square edged and fixed for ease of lifting out the trays….
The first question my friends asked me when I showed them what I was thinking of buying, was: “but do you have enough cufflinks to fill the thing?” [A total of 120 slots for you mathematicians out there]. Well, it’s fess-up time, I’ve been collecting antique cufflinks and accessories for about three decades now and somehow I think I might just have enough to fill the trays. Dammit, alright, I’ll come clean, I’ve probably got more than enough to fill the bloody box.
And I do feel that this is the kind of item that can only increase in value over the years (well that’s what I’ve convinced myself anyway).
But I don’t care. I shall just smugly sit here and wait for delivery of this little (er…big) beauty in about early April. Call it a belated Christmas present to self (or an early Birthday present - it’s March 2nd, in case anyone wanted to know!).