Jewelry Box for 3 yo Granddaughter

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Project by Howard posted 10-25-2015 09:14 PM 431 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Built for my 3 year old granddaughter. The design is from Woodsmith magazine of August 2003. The original design had swing open lids on the top ~ but I was afraid she would break them off so I build this with lift off lids. When she is older I will build her something fancier.
The box was build with Ash and a 1/4” Maple base. It measures 9” wide X 6” deep X 2 1/2” tall (not including the knobs). The opening for jewelry storage is 1 5/8” deep. Lots of sanding on this project. If I build another one I would add a 1/4” dark stained maple to the top under the lids just like I added to the base. I think the extra 1/4” ring would help to highlight both the base and the lids. I might even add a 1/4” ring between each layer of Ash ~ would need to dry fit everything before the final decision and glue up.
The lids were stained with Provincial stain from Varathane as I didn’t have any wood this color of brown. Entire project finished with 3 coats of satin spray lacquer and final coat of paste wax.

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#1 posted 10-25-2015 10:54 PM

I remember seeing this in the magazine and I would have never thought of doing the lids like that. Love the idea and what an amazing job.

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