“Dirty Rat” Six Pen Box

Drew Estates gives its cigars unusual names.  This box, from their Unico Series, is labeled “Dirty Rat” and I have repurposed it to hold six pens.

The box itself measures 9 inches by 7 inches by 1 3/8 inches and it will hold six pens each up to 8 inches long.  In the pictures you will see a number of large pens from my collection, including a Montblanc 149.

I have lined the box with red microsuede cloth to bring out the red of the seal inside the lid. The individual pen compartments are lined with the same material so that a pen never touches anything except the microsuede.

The Dirty Rat Six Pen Box is priced at $40 plus shipping.  If you are interested please click here to email me for a shipping cost quote.

I ship via USPS Priority Mail inside the USA and via USPS International First Class Package to other countries.

Eiroa Six Pen Box

This Eiroa is a beautifully made and finished box which I have fitted out for six pens.

The box will hold six pens, each up to 7 1/2 inches long.

It measures 8 1/2 inches by 6 inches by 2 1/2 inches and has a dark reddish brown factory finish.  I have stained and varnished the inside wood parts to match the exterior, then lined the bottom of the box and the six pen compartments with red microsuede.

The Eiroa Six Pen Box is priced at $30 plus shipping.  If you are interested, please click here to email me for a shipping cost quote.

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

Really Different…a Round Twelve Pen Box

Here’s a box I’ve not seen before, and not too likely to see again.  It’s a round double decker box from Foundry Cigars.  The three parts of the box nest together with the outside wood strips matching from bottom to top.

I’ve repurposed it to hold twelve pens, six in each of its two levels, each pen up to 5 3/16 inches long.  That is not long enough for really long pens, like a Sheaffer Snorkel or Montblanc 149, but it will handle many other pens.  For example, in the pictures are a variety of Esterbrook J, SJ, and LJ pens and several different models of Sheaffer Balance, Military Balance, and Triumph Sentinel pens.

I have lined the former cigar compartments with red felt and fitted red velvety flocked pen trays to keep each pen securely in its place.  I’ve even lined the inside of the lid with matching red felt so that a pen can’t touch wood in any direction.

The box measures 7 3/4 inches in diameter and 2 3/4 inches tall.

If you have the right pens, then this will make a very interesting desktop pen box for you.

The Round Twelve Pen Box is priced at $50 plus shipping.  If you are interested, please click here to email me for a shipping cost quote.

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

 

 

Two Interesting Twelve Pen Boxes

Here are two almost identical boxes for twelve pens.  They differ only in their interior lining color – one in dark green baize and the other in brown “leather.”  They are from the Drew Estates Unico Series.

The boxes measure 13 1/2 inches by 6 inches by 1 3/8 inches and will hold twelve pens, each up to 6 1/4 inches long.

I like the design of the boxes, so I chose to minimize the changes I made to them. They were bare wood, so I varnished the exterior and interior with Minwax polyurethane varnish, being careful to leave the interesting labels intact.

Each box is fitted with twelve individual pen slots designed to prevent the pens from touching anything except the lining.  One is lined with dark green baize – this is the 100% wool material used for billiard tables – and the other is lined with brown microfiber cloth that is patterned to resemble leather.

In addition to these two boxes, I have two more that I have not finished yet, so if you prefer some other interior treatment, such as a different lining color, they are available.

These twelve pen boxes are priced at $45 each plus shipping.  If you are interested, please click here to email me for a shipping cost quote.

I ship by USPS Priority Mail in the USA and by USPS International First Class Package outside the USA.

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.