Watch and Accessory Holder

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charlestoncrafted added on 11/8/2019

Everyone needs a gift for dad this holiday season. Men are notoriously difficult to shop for because we usually say we don't need anything. Guys are also notorious for just dropping their keys and wallet and watch all in a pile by the front door. This watch and accessory holder solves all this!


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Make Cuts

Start by making all the cuts in the cut list.


Route Dish

Using a palm router, or a Kreg routing table, route out an accessories dish in the base. Mark 1" in from three sides of the base, then 4" in from the short side. Draw out your rectangle and route out the dish 1/4" deep. If not using a routing table, use a clamp on the Kreg Mobile Project Center to hold the base in place.


Route Base Edge

Clean up the outside edge of your base by rounding the edge with a palm router or routing table. Then sand the entire base.


Cut Out Pegs

Mark 1/2" in from either edge of the short side of each out peg, then draw 45 degree lines to the outside. Cut these corners off with a saw. Then sand smooth for a rounded point.


Make Watch Racks

Attach the up pegs to the back of the out pegs using pocket holes. Sand everything smooth.


Attach Watch Racks to Base

Attach each watch rack to the base using pocket holes. Space the first one an inch in from the edge on the opposite side from the accessories dish, then space the second one and inch from the first.


Add Pocket Hole Plugs

Put a drop of wood glue into each hole, then add pocket hole plugs. Let dry, then saw smooth with a flush trim saw. (You may have to do two holes on each watch rack, then do the other two after you've sawn off the first two since the holes are close together.)


Oil or Stain

Add a wood mineral oil or stain to the watch and accessories holder according to the tastes of the person you're gifting this beautiful project to!



Check out for more simple woodworking projects and great gift ideas for the holidays!

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(1) 1x6, 24", Board  


(8) 1 1/4" Kreg Pocket Screws  
(8) Kreg Pocket Hole Plugs  

Parts/Cut List:

(1) Base, 10"x5 1/2"x3/4"  
(2) Up Pegs, 2"x4"x3/4"  
(2) Out Pegs, 2"x4"x3/4"  

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