In the last installment, I showed some of the detail work involved in making the trays for my Jewelry Box.
Here I continue with the dividers that will create the lower level compartments. There are twelve components to the lower dividers. They are tedious to make requiring patience and care to keep everything square. My intention is to eventually glue this grid-work up and insert as one piece. The reason for this that the bottom of the tray will be lined with fabric. Therefore, it’s imperative that the dividers can be easily removed so the fabric liner can be cleaned or replaced.
Here the dividers are dry assembled and checked for squareness.
In this picture I’ve inserted them into the box (still not glued) to check for fit. In the previous episode in this group, Cajunpen Bill asked how I intended to suspend the upper shelf trays. You can see from this picture that the front and rear dividers are taller that the rest of the dividers. These serve as rails for the trays to ride on. The long compartment at the front of the box (and barely visible) is for necklaces. The other slightly larger compartment will be where the ring rolls are installed. (That detail in another episode.)
Finally, here you can see the trays and lower components in place. The handles of the tray are curved and extend into the cavity created by the lid panel, otherwise, the lid would not close.
In the picture above, you can see where I’ve contoured the front of the box to make it easy to grasp the lid.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/