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DIY Men’s Watch Holder

Looking for a present for dad for the holidays? How about making him this DIY watch and accessories display? He’ll love it!

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 DIY watch and accessory holder will solve these problems for the man in your life!

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DIY Watch and Accessory Holder

This is a great simple build project that you can do pretty quickly and have wrapped before the next holiday! This organizer is perfect for holding a couple of watches, rings, cufflinks and a wallet.

Step one: route base

It’s built starting with a base that has a routed out section for jewelry. You can also route around the exterior to give a finished look.

You can customize a little bit how big you want this indented portion to be, but our measurements are in the plans.

Base of watch holder with dish

Step two: pocket holes

This organizer also has two specific racks for watches. These holders are made using Kreg pocket hole joinery.

We constructed it by drilling pocket holes with our Kreg 720 Pro pocket hole jig. The watch holders are upside down L’s, attached to the base.

We cut the pieces to be the width of a standard watch face and then formed a right angle. Each top piece also has an angle cut on it to give it a more finished look.

Since this watch holder is a gift and will be prominently displayed in a home, we filled the holes using Kreg pocket hole plugs. They fill the holes perfectly and look so much more finished than an open hole.

Step three: oil finish

When the whole thing was complete, we oiled it down and it looks beautiful!

Finished watch holder

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We partnered with our good friends at Kreg to bring you the full plans for this men’s accessory holder gift idea. Using Kreg pocket holes makes this project sturdy and no one’s watch is falling down.

You can use a Kreg 720 Pro and 1 1/4″ Kreg screws to make this project. We also did the entire project on our Kreg Mobile Project Center, which allowed us to clamp everything while we were working and have an easy work surface.

The uniformity and precision of using Kreg systems for a project like this makes it so much easier.

We put the entire set of project plans for this men’s accessory holder where you can get our step-by-step cuts, measurements and pocket hole placements.

So head over to Kreg’s to get the free plans for how to build this DIY watch and accessory holder for a man in your life. Their website is full of easy, helpful plans from lots of amazing builders. 

We’ve got lots of other plans on there (like our waterfall edge cheese boardgeometric coffee tablequick and easy ottomanunder bed storageplywood desk and many more), so be sure to check them out.

Reaching for watch

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Matt Taylor

Friday 23rd of October 2020

How do you route the tray. Do you just freehand it or can you build a frame for your router. Also, if I want to add a round charging pad, how would I route that out?


Friday 23rd of October 2020

I marked out the space I wanted with a pencil and then freehanded it with a steady hand. If you wanted a round charging pad there, I would trace the charging pad and the wire and then route that out at the exact depth of the charging pad.

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