Jewelry cabinet for my granddaughter

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Project by sscartozzi posted 11-23-2014 04:29 PM 1264 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Haven’t posted anything in a while. Just completed this jewelry cabinet for my my granddaughter’s first christmas. It’s primary wood is black walnut. Dovetail case and drawers. Initial’s inlay is curly maple. Front rose is my fist successful attempt at marquetry. There is one mistake, I shaded the wrong end of a leaf under the rose. Oh Well. It was fun to build and I hope it is something that she will use when she gets older and thinks of her pop pop. The pressure is on though, I have to complete another box for the grandson’s first christmas.

-- Steve, Malvern, PA

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#1 posted 11-23-2014 05:21 PM

Great work Steve! I’m sure it will be a treasured possession.

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#2 posted 11-23-2014 05:35 PM

Beautifully done. She is a lucky girl for certain.

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#3 posted 11-23-2014 05:40 PM


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#4 posted 11-23-2014 06:23 PM

I hope some day to reach this level of excelence. This is a true work of art.

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#5 posted 11-23-2014 07:49 PM

Very nice Steve. No apologies necessary on the marquetry, it looks very good to me and the shading is excellent, especially for a first try. Roses are a great venue for sand shading as the leap into three dimensions so perfectly. Yours is lovely, as is the rest of the piece.


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#6 posted 11-24-2014 02:22 AM

Very nice looking and well built box Steve. Nice looking marquetry too. And you don’t have to admit to a mistake that no one will notice.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#7 posted 11-24-2014 02:53 AM

Very nicely done, great looking rose. I can’t see any mistakes, only a gift from your heart and hands. Good luck with second box.

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#8 posted 11-24-2014 04:21 AM

I had to look this over for a while. It really looks good and the kind of thing I would like to make for my two Granddaughters. You did an excellent job.

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#9 posted 11-24-2014 04:29 AM

Wonderful work!

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#10 posted 11-24-2014 07:58 AM

Absolutely beautiful. Im sure she will cherish for many years to come, and will no doubt be a family heirloom. Great job

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#11 posted 11-24-2014 02:02 PM

Very, very nice. The rose marquetry is great.

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#12 posted 11-24-2014 05:00 PM

very nicely done… love the inlay work…. she will treasure it for a life time.

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