I wanted to make a storage case for my young niece who LOVES necklaces (and my sister who is tired of untangling said necklaces). I started my inspiration from one of Doug Stowe’s books. I am using the basic dimensions but adding more of an “Arts & Crafts” feel. I also will not be adding his fabric panels. I also want to make a necklace carousel to add extra storage rather than just around the sides. I have been designing this as I go which means a lot of trips to the same machines but without a measured drawing this will have to do.
On a side note, I am using “Creating Beautiful Boxes With Inlay Techniques” for inspiration. I really wanted to modify one of the designs from the beginning but I would have had to anyway. His books are wonderful for teaching you how to build a box. They just are NOT plans for making any of the boxes.
My sister asked for something that could be placed on a dresser or could be hung. I inset the back 1/2” to leave room for a French cleat later. By the time I got to making the drawer glides I felt myself getting a bit tired so I shot it down for the night. Besides, I had not cut that part in my mind yet as I was originally planning to forgo the drawers entirely.
Why 2? Well, I can’t make a jewelry case for some “other woman” (even if she is 9 years old) without making one for my wife too.
-- David, Florida