Zebrawood jewelry box

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Project by Andy posted 02-20-2016 10:00 PM 972 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just wanted to share one of my designs as i am always looking for new ideas so here it is.

This jewelry box is made from 5 different types of exotic hardwoods. The main construction is out of zebrawood which all came from the same board so when the drawers are closed the wood grain lines up and it almost appears that it has no drawers at all. Using the same board also allows me to make a 4 corner grain match around all the corners.

The top and bottom is made from figured makore wood which are floating panels to allow for seasonal wood movement.

The drawer sides and back are bubinga wood. The drawer dividers and the miter keys in the corners are bloodwood. The bloodwood drawer dividers all come apart and out of the drawer if needed and can be stored in the bottom of the box under the bottom drawer.

The splines that help to strengthen the joint on the drawer front is chechen wood and the drawer sliders are chechen as well. The drawer sliders are waxed and they slide in and out with ease.

This box is one of the most thought out plans i have came up with, i spent alot of time making sure all joints are constructed in the most solid and dependable way possible.

The box measures 6 1/4” tall 9 7/8” wide and 5 1/2” deep.

-- Andy Smith

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#1 posted 02-20-2016 11:11 PM

That is a pretty box. The drawers do seem to disappear.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 02-20-2016 11:47 PM

You have created one fine masterpiece with this one. I especially like the wood combination as well as your disappearing drawers.

-- Bob

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#3 posted 02-21-2016 12:39 AM

The wood looks great!

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#4 posted 02-21-2016 05:09 AM

Great wood, you certainly did it justice, beautiful box.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 02-21-2016 10:36 AM

well thought out, and beautifully exicuted.

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#6 posted 02-22-2016 02:12 AM

Straightforward beauty. Great box!

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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