Jewelry Box

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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 06-16-2007 01:51 AM 2232 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is a design from WOOD magazine. It’s made with walnut and cherry. This was a very fun project to build as even though its relatively simple in nature, the curves add a nice flair and the construction requires most tools in the shop. I typically build from rough plans I designed myself. The great thing about WOOD magazine is the step by step instructions and very detailed cut list and plans.

By the way, I’d like to tackle something with much more challenge and thinking of making a Queen Anne Lowboy dresser table. Does anyone have plans or can point me in the right direction?



-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 06-16-2007 02:03 AM

I looked at this plan alot. Your use of wood is much nicer than the one in Wood. Just great, Bob!

The Woodworkers Edge has a cool plan, and New Yankee has a cool one.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 06-16-2007 02:04 AM

doesn’t look simple to me!!!
and definitely beautiful. Yes, those curves are oooooh la la

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 06-16-2007 02:08 AM

Go right back to wood magazine on line. Or popular woodworking they have all kinds of plans you can down load but it’ll cost you a couple bucks. Check out our site maybe we sell them. Worth a try. jjockmike

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

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#4 posted 06-16-2007 02:18 AM

Nice work. I like Wood Magazine, too.

-- Paul, Texas

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#5 posted 06-16-2007 03:03 AM

The new addition to the Summer Contest supporters is Jim Barry’s Woodworkers Workshop. He’s from Canada and he’s always had lots of free plans and I believe that he is now selling some also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 06-16-2007 03:05 AM

From a box to a Queen Anne Lowboy – a sign of a lumberjock indeed!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#7 posted 06-16-2007 03:23 AM

I like this box alot .. I have been looking for plans and found the plans on the Wood website.

If I build it, I would like to find a way to hide the end grain on the lid. I am not sure how to do that though… Hmmmm.

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

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#8 posted 06-16-2007 05:12 AM

looks great, but you provide no clue as to the woods you used, whether stained or natural. are those drawers. inquiring minds want to know.

-- Dan

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#9 posted 06-16-2007 05:22 AM


The box is made with cherry and walnut. The drawers are mostly cherry with the exception of the walnut handles & 1/4” thick hardboard for the drawer bottoms. Otherwise all hardwood. The finish is two coats of Minwax rubbing poly over natural wood. There are no nails or staples in this, mainly butt joints, dados and rabbets for construction.

The design is great, the construction is clever. I wish it was my idea. :-)

-- Bob A in NJ

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#10 posted 06-17-2007 01:55 PM

Great jewelry box. Love the mix of woods.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 11-22-2007 09:57 AM

I think I remember seeing this in the magazine, but you really did a nice job. What’s interesting is that it looks like the frame is inside the floating panel, as opposed to the panel floating inside the frame? Very unusual. I don’t think I have seen this concept anywhere else. I really like this one (Favorited).

-- Happy woodworking!

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