Roasted curly maple jewelry box

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Project by Jesse Friesen posted 10-09-2014 04:07 AM 1977 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some wood left over from the crib that I built for my son so I made this jewelry box. Love the way this wood looks

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#1 posted 10-09-2014 08:43 AM

Great job, goodlooking box.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 10-09-2014 01:14 PM

That is a beautiful box…good job!!!
what do you mean by “roasted”
did you actually heat the wood to darken it?

-- Putty

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#3 posted 10-09-2014 04:23 PM

It’s gorgeous. What do you mean the wood is roasted?

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Jesse Friesen

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#4 posted 10-09-2014 04:57 PM

Thanks guys, I believe the wood is roasted in an oven after it is dried in the kiln to get a little more moisture out and turn it that beautiful color. It’s a little harder to work with. I have a helical head in my planer and had to take very light passes otherwise it would tear out pretty bad.

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#5 posted 10-09-2014 09:59 PM

That is a very beautiful jewelry box!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#6 posted 10-09-2014 10:25 PM

Not just great wood, but a wonderful build as well!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 10-09-2014 11:35 PM

beautiful box.beautiful wood. I also like the curved legs and how the top insert is curved to match t he pulls.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 10-10-2014 02:21 AM

Beautiful looking box, the proportions are dead-on.

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#9 posted 10-13-2014 10:30 PM

Must agree will have to add to fav’s for this winter snow days ahead…nice work and design…Blkcherry

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#10 posted 11-19-2015 01:45 PM

very nice jewelry box. The wood and finish look great.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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#11 posted 11-19-2015 09:31 PM

This turned out beautifully. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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