|Project by jonhodges22||posted 07-31-2009 05:40 PM||1530 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
A curly maple jewelry chest I made for my wife. All of the curly maple is from one thick rough board that I purchased on eBay. I had a cabinet shop cut it down into two thinner boards on their bandsaw. The bandsaw blade rode up at the end of the board so I had to rework my design to compensate for the loss of material. I did make use of those pieces on a couple of smaller projects though, which I’ll post when I take some pictures of them. I also have some of the material left.
Once again I made use of my box joint jig and I used dowel pins and glue to attach the top and bottom to the sides.
The finish was sanded and clear lacquered and buffed with #0000 steel wool.
The drawers are lined with silk velvet.
I had intended to use an inlay kit with a router to put her initials and some other accent details on it in a contrasting wood, probably either walnut or cocobolo, maybe someday. But for now I consider it finished.