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!

Difficulty easy


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Table Saw
    Table Saw
  • Drill (cordless)
    Drill (cordless)
  • Router
  • Sander


Wood Products

  • 1 Board , 1x6 , 24"

Hardware & Supplies

  • 8 1 1/4" Kreg Pocket Screws
  • 8 Kreg Pocket Hole Plugs

Cut List & Parts

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


  • 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!

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