NOTE: The Corina Eagles featured in this post is now sold, but as you will see below, I do have a Webster Directors that is essentially identical that I can finish out almost identically. See the note in the middle of the post below.
This is a vintage Corina Eagles cigar box, perhaps 40 years old, repurposed into vertical pen storage for 25 pens. The box is made of Spanish Cedar, and has finger-jointed corners – very strong and attractive.
Before I started work on this box, it showed the wear and tear of the years, and even in finished form it maintains some of that vintage aura. I first lightly sanded the entire outside with 220 sandpaper to remove stains and grime while avoiding damage to the imprints. I followed that with a smoothing using 0000 steel wool. Then, I applied three coats of satin varnish, hand-rubbing each one with 0000 steel wool to achieve a softly glowing finish. That old wood really soaked up the first coat, but after that, the deep color of the cedar began to stand out.
I created an egg-crate grid using 1/32 inch aircraft plywood covered with Hunter Green felt, and I lined the inside of the box with the same felt. The bottom of the box now has a 2mm thick foam pad to keep it from sliding or scratching your surfaces. The grid supports 25 pens in individual compartments such that they can’t touch each other and only touch the felt. Each compartment is 3/4 inch square, so will hold quite large pens.
The finished box measures 5 inches square and 7 inches tall. It will make a lovely and interesting addition to any desk or bookshelf.
THE BOX PICTURED HERE IS SOLD, BUT I HAVE A SIMILAR BOX THAT I CAN FINISH FOR YOU.
I have a Webster Directors box that is the same size and very similar design to the Corina Eagles. I can finish it out like the Corina pictured in the gallery at the end of this post. Here is a picture of three different vertical boxes. The El Producto on the left is a finished box, while the Webster in the center and the Corina on the right are unfinished. Hopefully this will give you an idea of the Webster that I have on hand. The price remains the same.
The Corina Eagles 25 pen box is priced at $65 plus actual shipping cost. If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and be sure to include your ZIP Code or location for an accurate mailing cost quote.
I take payment by PayPal or if you prefer to use a credit card, let me know and I can email an invoice which you can pay with a card.
I mail by USPS Priority Mail inside the US and by International First Class Package outside the US.
Click on any picture below to open the gallery for larger views: