Jewelry Cabinet

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Project by Vinman posted 12-12-2008 12:43 PM 2766 views 19 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet was a commission that I have been working on for the past two months. I purchased the birdseye maple from Barlow right here at LJ. The door panels are bookmatched pieces of crotch cherry, and the drawer pulls are bloodwood and ebony with the sides of black walnut. The cabinet was finished with four coats of Arm-r-seal and wet sanded to 1000 grit, and then buffed to a smooth finish that begs to be touched. All of the brass hardware is Brusso. I added a beveled edged mirror to the left side after I took these pics.

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#1 posted 12-12-2008 02:58 PM

Nice looking jewelry cabinet. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 12-12-2008 03:41 PM

Sweeeeeeeet looking jewelry cabinet

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#3 posted 12-12-2008 04:06 PM

WOW ! The entire cabinet is beautiful , but the base really adds a lot to the piece. I like the way it breaks up the BirdsEye and yet glorifies it at the same time . Those small drawers look like you spent a couple weeks on them alone…Remarkable piece overall . I can’t help but wonder what the price tag was .

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#4 posted 12-12-2008 04:48 PM

Thats a nice Jewelry Cabinet.

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#5 posted 12-12-2008 04:58 PM

Very nice. I need to make something similar. Did you work from plans?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#6 posted 12-12-2008 05:01 PM

very nice!

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#7 posted 12-12-2008 05:06 PM

Wow!! great looking box.

I have some birdseye maple that I got from Barlow that I want to use also. It looks great.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#8 posted 12-12-2008 06:08 PM

Very nice cabinet. I really like the contrast with the walnut drawer sides and the maple fronts and finger joints. I am working on a project now and was looking for a way to show off the drawers a little, you have given me an idea and some inspiration. Great job!!

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#9 posted 12-12-2008 06:36 PM

Beautiful work!!

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#10 posted 12-12-2008 07:10 PM

Thanks for all the positive comments. They are appreciated.

Gizmo, the design was one of my own. I did draw it up the old fashioned way with a straight edge, scale, pencil and eraser on my drafting table.

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#11 posted 12-12-2008 07:14 PM

Gorgeous wood, and a really nice job of putting it to good use!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 12-12-2008 07:29 PM

Just incredible! I love it. Really nice details.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#13 posted 12-12-2008 08:32 PM

stunning i tryed to get some birdseye from barlow but the shipping to the uk was to much you guys are soooo lucky to get such a beautifull wood so easely but one day i hope to get some i love birdseye maple
sob sob


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#14 posted 12-12-2008 08:58 PM

Awesome job Vinman!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#15 posted 12-12-2008 11:21 PM

Gorgeous maple, I just love this piece. You have done some magic with all the different woods and the brass, just impeccable. I can’t say enough, it’s a masterpiece.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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