Crown Moulding Jewelry Box from last christmass

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Project by scrappy posted 07-18-2009 02:31 AM 4383 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the Crown Moulding box that I made for my step daughter in california. It was for Christmass last year, but I didn’t get a picture of it before it left.

All mitered corners, including the top. Just added a piece of scrap in the center to fill in. Used the natural mitered edge of the moulding to create the inset for the lid. Same bevel on both pieces so it matches up nicely. Cut a little bit off the bottom so it had a better place to put the felt feet.

Hard board bottom, lined with felt.

Stained with minwax Poly stain. Not sure I liked it. Not as glossy as I thought it was going to be, but she wanted it dark to match her bedroom furniture.

It had a chain to hold the lid but her daughter broke that off. She likes it better this way.

Hope you all like it.

Thanks for looking.

Please leave all comments and critiques.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 07-18-2009 04:27 AM

These crown molding boxes are fun to build but a real pain to glue up. How did you hold everything in place to get the corners to close?

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#2 posted 07-18-2009 04:30 AM

unique box

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#3 posted 07-18-2009 04:32 AM

That had to be a tricky glue up.

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#4 posted 07-18-2009 02:39 PM

Looks great, beautiful box, nice finish.

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

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#5 posted 07-18-2009 07:22 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments.

On the glue up: I used 2 strap clamps. One at the fat part of the moulding towards the bottom. The other in the Indentation towards the top. That seemed to hold it pretty well.

The top was laid flat and weighted, then clamped from the edges with blocks to get a good square edge for the clamps to push against.

Thanks again for all the nice comments.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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