Here’s Something Different – NOT a Pen Box…a Cigar Box Lamp

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This is just the thing for your man cave or billiard room, a lamp made from repurposed cigar boxes.  In this case, two Oliva boxes and a Java Maduro form the base and it is topped with a drum style black shade.

The base of the lamp is 7″ by 10″ and it stands 23″ tall to the top of the shade.

The socket is a 3-way, so you can choose to use a 3-way bulb or a standard bulb, whatever you prefer.  The cord is six feet long, ending in a standard polarized plug.

I can ship this lamp within the USA only.  It is bulky, but not very heavy, so shipping cost within the USA should not be too high.

An option for the buyer:  Since the lampshade is both bulky and fragile, I am quite willing to sell the lamp without a shade and let you provide your own shade.  I will reduce the price by $15 if you choose this option.

The Oliva/Java Cigar Box Lamp is priced at $75 plus shipping ($60 plus shipping without the shade).  If you are interested, please click here to email me for a shipping cost quote.  Be sure to include your location or ZIP code.

Six Pen Desktop Box – San Lotano

Here’s a nice desktop pen box that will hold six pens up to 7 1/2″ long, ready for immediate use.  It’s perfect for you current rotation of pens.

I have painted the exterior of the box with a satin burgundy finish and stained the exposed wood of the interior with Minwax “Gunstock” stain, then varnished with Minwax Satin Polyurethane varnish.

The interior is lined with burgundy baize – that’s the 100% wool material that is used to cover billiard tables – and the individual pen slots are lined with the same material.  Your pens will be cradled in complete protection.

The bottom of the box is covered with a 2 mm foam pad to protect your furniture.

In the gallery below, I have added some pictures with optional artwork – this is only Photoshopped in for information purposes – and the box is available with or without the artwork either inside or outside, your choice.

The Six Pen Desktop Box is priced at $45 plus shipping.  Please click here to email me for a shipping cost quote.  Be sure to include your location or ZIP code.

Glamorous Nine Pen Box – RyJ Toro

RyJ closedHere’s a gleaming white Romeo y Julieta “Toro” cigar box transformed into a stunning fountain pen box.  With its gloss white finish and gold script logo, the box is certainly eye-catching.  Inside, I’ve lined it with bright red suede cloth and fitted it with individual cradles for nine pens, each up to 6  inches long.

Here you see it with some of the colorful pens in my Artcraft pen collection (not included).

The box measures 9 1/2 inches by 6 3/4 inches by 2 inches.  Self-stopping hinges hold the lid open at an attractive angle.  The bottom is covered with soft velvety black material for a non-marring finish.

The Romeo y Julieta Toro is priced at $45 plus shipping.  If you are interested, please click here to email me for a shipping cost quote.  Please be sure to include your location or ZIP code.

Five Pen Desktop Box – Casa Magna Lanceros

The low profile of this Casa Magna Lanceros, with five pen capacity, combines with the dark red/brown finish to present a striking profile for a desktop box holding your current rotation of pens.

Inside, I have lined the bottom, sides, and pen compartments with a chocolate brown microsuede fabric that matches the lining of the lid very nicely.

Your pens are held in individual microsuede lined compartments for complete separation from adjacent pens and protection from hard surfaces.

The bottom of the box is covered with 2mm foam for a non-skid, non-marring surface to protect the surface of your desk.

The Casa Magna Lanceros Five Pen Desktop Box is priced at $40 plus shipping.  If you are interested, please click here to email me for a shipping cost quote.  Be sure to include your location or ZIP code.

I ship via USPS Priority Mail within the USA and by USPS International First Class Mail outside the USA.

Several Upcoming Pen Boxes

I have a substantial inventory of cigar boxes in my workshop – more than I can possibly repurpose into pen boxes in a short time.  So, I have picked out several boxes that I believe will be interesting and am posting them all here so that you can see what is coming soon.

If you see a box that interests you, please click here to email me and include your location or ZIP code so that I can work out finishing details with you and give you a total cost including shipping.  Once we have agreed on the details, I will add you right after the half-dozen boxes currently in the queue.

All the boxes are pictured in the gallery below.  Please click on any image to enlarge it for viewing.

  • Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial: measures 9 1/2″ by 8″ by 3″ and will hold 8 pens.  It would be possible to double deck for 16 pens.  I have added two pictures of a previous box of this same type.  It was stained on the inside and lined with a rich gold patterned suede cloth.  $75 plus shipping.  Double deck extra (TBD).
  • Eiroa: measures 8 1/2″ by 6″ by 2 1/2″ and will hold 5 pens.  Could be double decked to hold 10 pens.  $35 single decked, $45 double decked, plus shipping.
  • Gurkha Royal Challenge: measures 8 1/2″ by 7″ by 2 3/4″ and will hold 9 pens.  Has a black “leather” exterior and a substantial latch.  Can be set up as a travel pen case.  $40 plus shipping, $5 extra for elastic travel loops.  SOLD
  • Liga Privada: measures 14″ by 5 3/4″ by 1 1/4″ and will hold 12 pens up to 6 1/2″ long in two sets of six end to end.  Two available.  $45 plus shipping.
  • Partagas Crystal: measures 11 1/2″ by 6 3/4″ by 1 1/2″ and will hold 12 pens up to 6 1/4″ long.  Display box, has a see-through sliding lid, shown partially open in one picture.  See-through lid is etched with Partagas logo, but has a clear strip down the entire length.  Lid could be swapped for a clear lid with no etching.  $45 plus shipping.  $5 extra to swap lid.
  • Montecristo Espada: measures 9 3/4″ by 8″ by 1 1/2″ and will hold 9 pens up to 6 3/4″ long.  Lid is covered with a distressed leather and has images of a Spanish style sword in gold and black.  This is a limited edition box and won’t be found often.  $45 plus shipping.

Wright for you? A Seven Pen Celebration of the Architect

I like Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture and recently returned from a stay at the Arizona Biltmore, one of his designs.  That inspired me to create a pen box celebrating his work.

Here it is, a seven pen box featuring one of his stained glass designs on the lid, a portrait of Wright inside the lid, and my own interpretation of his style reflected in the grey, red, green, and black lining.

The Wright Box will hold seven pens up to seven inches long, each in its own softly lined compartment.  The green compartments are lined with baize, that 100% wool cloth that usually covers billiard tables, while the black and red compartments are lined with suedecloth.  Both will protect your pens nicely.

The Wright Seven Pen Box is priced at $45 plus shipping.  If you are interested, please click here to email me for a shipping cost quote.  Be sure to include your location or ZIP code.

I ship by USPS Priority Mail inside the US and by International First Class Mail outside the US.

 

Bargain Five Pen Box

This LFD Chapter I box is perfect for five pens on your desk.  The black and gold theme is very good looking

Each pen sits in its individual velvety flocked compartment.  The compartments measure 3/4 inch by 6 3/8 inches.

The box itself measures 7 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches.

I have one box available.

The LFD Five Pen Box is priced at just $25 plus shipping.  If you are interested, please click here to email me for a shipping cost quote.

I ship via USPS Priority Mail in the USA and USPS International First Class Mail internationally.