Walnut and Maple Jewelry Box

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Project by Gregg M. posted 07-02-2015 03:15 PM 1914 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another jewelry box made out of walnut and figured maple with ash drawers and dividers. . The finish is super blond shellac and dark and clear briwax. I spent about 7 hours on the finish. The rub out was with 240, 320, 400, 600, 800 grits and steel wool with dark briwax. One final coat of briwax was added at the end. The drawers are lined with self stick felt. The knobs are stainless steel. The side doors use rare earth magnets to remain closed.

What I learned on this project…Never wrap your finished product in a plastic wrap and leave in the car. The briwax must not have been fully cured and the plastic wrap fused to the jewelry box ruining the finish. It took me another three hours to rub out the defects. So total finish time was about 10 hours.

Link to video on making the box. Video on YouTube

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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#1 posted 07-02-2015 03:39 PM

Cant beat the Curly, Spalted, Ambrosia Maple! Nice piece of wood. excellent work.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#2 posted 07-02-2015 07:11 PM

Nice look, nice wood and nice work.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#3 posted 07-02-2015 08:00 PM

Ya done good there George …
I like the fluted stiles and the routed feet. Of course the curved front looks a lot like my belly, but it’s a nice touch for this elegant piece.
Great choice of woods to show off the grains.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#4 posted 07-02-2015 10:07 PM

Great work, love the drawer fronts….

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

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#5 posted 07-02-2015 10:56 PM

Very nicely done. Love the drawer fronts.

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#6 posted 07-02-2015 11:16 PM

Nice choice of wood for this! Thanks for the plastic wrap tip ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 07-02-2015 11:54 PM

Great looking jewelry box—the combination of woods goes well together!

Sorry to hear about your plastic mishap! One mistake you’ll probably not make again!

-- Dean

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#8 posted 07-03-2015 01:25 AM

Nice project. I appreciate the effort that went into the finish. Sorry to hear about the disaster, but it appears that you received nicely.

-- Bob

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#9 posted 07-03-2015 01:39 AM

Outstanding project. I had a bad experience wrapping a leather couch in stretch wrap and left it in the sun – The wrap fused onto the leather. We ended up giving it away….

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#10 posted 07-05-2015 11:30 PM

great craftsmanship, choice of woods and design.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#11 posted 07-08-2015 05:53 AM

One of the best boxes I’ve seen so far..Love your craftmanship

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

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#12 posted 11-28-2015 11:22 AM

That is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 04-08-2016 01:52 PM

Great design and wood choices ,a real fine build.

-- Custom furniture

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