Jewelry Box #2: Top veneer

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Blog entry by Woodshopfreak posted 03-20-2008 06:10 AM 1294 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have picked out the venner I will be useing for the top of my jewlery box. I decided on birds eye maple. Now alot of people said to get some kind of rosewood veneer, but the birds eye maple was so beautiful and I couldn’t resist. I am going to be staining the oak with a nice brownish golden look, and the maple will probobly just be left the way that it is. It should look good with the oak when the oak is stained. I want to hear what you think about this choice. I think that it could be a good contrast, or mabye a bad mismatched comination, what do you think? Thanks so much.


-- Tyler, Illinois

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#1 posted 03-20-2008 11:07 AM

It sounds like a good choice to me Tyler.

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#2 posted 03-20-2008 11:38 AM

Sounds good to me. I certainly wouldn’t stain the birds eye veneer, you can’t improve on that.

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#3 posted 03-20-2008 11:54 AM

Sounds good to me as well. They should be a nice contrast and birdseye will give the box a lot of character.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-20-2008 12:48 PM

Sounds like a plan to me.

I really like Bird’s Eye maple.

Do you have anvacuum bag or will you be using plywood and cauls for clamping the veneer?


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#5 posted 03-20-2008 08:11 PM

if you took the bird’s eye, how will he find food?

Sounds good. I look forward to seeing it when it is done

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#6 posted 03-20-2008 09:11 PM

Sounds like a great idea staining would be certainly a good idea

-- A. Molloy

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#7 posted 03-21-2008 12:36 AM

id go for it and if you dont like it dont do it again ! thats how you find your own preferences . mine are with oak i like walnut or mohogany , and with maple i like cherry . half the fun is trying different things good luck looking forward to seeing it .

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#8 posted 03-21-2008 03:49 AM

Sounds like a good choice, have fun with it!

-- --Chuck

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#9 posted 03-21-2008 05:09 PM

can’t wait to see it. I sounds great.

-- Billp

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