LumberJocks

Beautiful Jewelry Chest

  • Advertise with us
Project by Alongiron posted 03-14-2015 07:17 PM 2595 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My future Daughter in law recently graduated with her masters degree from the U of Indiana. We gave her a gift of money but also a gift certificate from my workshop; “Old Hickory Woodworking” for anything she wanted! After a couple 3 months, she came to us and asked for a jewelry chest. So I looked and searched and goggled and thought and finally came with my version of a “Beautiful Jewelry Chest” It is made from Oak plywood and QSWO. The drawers are all made using dovetail joints. The dividers are half lap joints made from 1/4” oak. It is finished with a red mahogany finish and 3 coats of clear shellac. My wife helped me with the felt on the bottoms of the drawers as well as the doors that will carry the necklaces. I used a piece of blue foam board, cut 3/16” slices in for the top drawer ring holder. It was a fun project. She does not know it yet but when she comes to see it in a couple weeks, my son is going to have a “special box” already in the chest. When she opens it up, he is going to “pop the question” It will be real exciting for all of us! I hope this project will inspire you. Thanks for looking!!

Steve

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien





6 comments so far

View AandCstyle's profile

AandCstyle

3170 posts in 2430 days


#1 posted 03-14-2015 09:52 PM

Steve, that is a lot of work and it looks incredible. It looks like a chest on chest. Is the top one secured to the bottom one in any way?

-- Art

View Alongiron's profile

Alongiron

649 posts in 2866 days


#2 posted 03-15-2015 12:44 AM

Art

It is in 2 pieces for moving. I have some 5/16 dowels on the bottom section that fit into mating holes on the top

Thanks

Steve

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

View andy_P's profile

andy_P

413 posts in 3381 days


#3 posted 03-15-2015 01:35 AM

Oh, my God…..what fun!!!!! And, as usual, your work is fantastic.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

View JimInNM's profile

JimInNM

310 posts in 1389 days


#4 posted 03-15-2015 01:25 PM

Have you thought about the pressure you are putting on your son to fill it with jewelry?? Your craftsmanship is impeccable.

-- JimInNM........Space Case

View LarryB's profile

LarryB

99 posts in 2801 days


#5 posted 03-16-2015 01:15 PM

exceptional work! (and lots of hours!) Beautiful piece – it’ll be a hand-me-down and a family heirloom. Just think what it’s worth when it’s full! Ha!

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

32087 posts in 3039 days


#6 posted 03-16-2015 01:41 PM

That’s a beautiful piece. She must love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com