|Project by croquetman||posted 07-27-2014 02:42 PM||724 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
Yet another jewelry box for yet another future niece.
This box is a classic mitered box. Two drawers and a storage area under the lid. It is 12×8 x 6 high. Perhaps what makes this box a bit different is that I did not cut the top from the base after the box was made. I decided to make a mitered frame top and inset the cherry top. Truthfully, this is easier than setting the top before the box top is cut off. I also think it is more interesting.
The box is cherry with black walnut accents. The top cherry panel was chosen for its interesting grain. The box is finished with Danish oil. The top has received a light polyurethane coating followed by a bit of hand rubbed wax. The tops of boxes tend to be used as temporary storage places for what might be at hand, so I like to add a bit of protection there.
After gluing the sides together, I was pretty pleased with the strength of the joints … for a short while. I figured the two inside shelves would hold everything together quite well. But very subtly the joints seemed to be opening. Possibly I was being paranoid. And I really didn’t want to add the splines, but it looked like they were going to be necessary. So there are 8 1/8” splines which should hold the miters together nicely.
One drawer has a ring tray. The other drawer is left with only felt. The egg crate under the lid is cherry.
A simple box which can easily be built in a long weekend.