|Project by Rb12||posted 05-19-2014 12:36 PM||1479 views||6 times favorited||9 comments|
So it’s my fifth wedding anniversary in two weeks, which is the wood anniversary so I decided it would be fitting to actually build something for my wife. For years I have been asking her to tell me what aspects she would like in a jewelry box and never been told conclusively… so I guessed based on the items she had (hope I am right lol).
Anyway, this turned out to be quite a challenge for me. I did not anticipate this being so complicated but it required a lot of little pieces that were placed in such close proximity that I could only glue up one at a time. That is until the whole body which required an 11 piece glue up at once.
Built to accommodate flat storage in the top tray or drawers; the drawers have removable ring holder inserts mde from foam and wrapped in velvet, there are two brass spinners mounted on a sliding dovetail for necklaces, and 4 removable holders for earrings on a different sliding dovetail (each insert can be pulled out and re-inserted).
All that aside, I think it came out pretty well. The doors are blood wood panels with curly maple frames, the carcass is cherry, and the drawers are poplar and bloodwood. All the handles are cocobolo as are the earring holders. The sliding dovetails for the necklace rack and earring rack are also maple.
Thanks for looking