LumberJocks

Jewelry Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by Macan posted 03-07-2016 02:05 PM 1672 views 16 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for my daughter’s 25th Birthday. The outside is from Cherry and the inside from Hard Maple.
The plans called for Soft Maple but I have quite a bit of Hard Maple left over from some other projects
so I used that.

A link to the plan is http://canadianhomeworkshop.com/7739/project-plans/treasured-chest-build-a-jewelry-box#instruction6.

The plans were excellent and even had a little treasure hunt to them. Instead of calling out all dimensions for easy reference the author made the reader search a little. Between the drawings and instructions all the information is there.

Etching the tulips on the glass side doors was pretty easy. I had never etched glass before but they came out great the first time. I pulled an image off the internet and wrapped the glass with shelf liner. Here is a Youtube link for etching glass. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSB47f6wYRg

The finish is 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal Semi Gloss.





11 comments so far

View BurlyBob's profile

BurlyBob

3682 posts in 1729 days


#1 posted 03-07-2016 03:17 PM

Really beautiful and will only get more so as the Cherry ages. Very classical design elements make it really appealing.

View Jeepin85CJ7's profile

Jeepin85CJ7

40 posts in 900 days


#2 posted 03-07-2016 03:51 PM

Great Looking Project, I am actually building this as we speak. The Cherry looks amazing.

View Mark's profile

Mark

820 posts in 1438 days


#3 posted 03-07-2016 05:34 PM

Very nice project. Thank you for the links. I never would have thought of that for the etching.

-- Mark

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

9139 posts in 2331 days


#4 posted 03-07-2016 06:46 PM

Absolutely astonish box. I bet she will keep it for generations.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Macan's profile

Macan

10 posts in 333 days


#5 posted 03-07-2016 07:01 PM

Thanks for the accolades. It was fun to build and my daughter loves it. She even showed it off on her Facebook page. I discovered two important things from the project. First I like making smaller sized projects because they are easier to manage and I like all the details. The second is I think I’ll splurge for an INCRA router top, fence system and lift. Being a machinist for many years I think in thousandths rather than 16ths.

View recycle1943's profile

recycle1943

1156 posts in 1086 days


#6 posted 03-07-2016 09:53 PM

beautiful jewelry box and you can’t go wrong with Incra products. Be sure to get the latest router lifter, it REALLY makes life easier even in thousandths.
I have the LS system on my table saw as well – want to shave a hair (3 thousandths) off, no problem

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

View madburg's profile

madburg

145 posts in 307 days


#7 posted 03-08-2016 03:54 AM

Great box, like the etched glass. Hop that you don’t have to fill it for her!

-- Madburg WA

View Hawaiilad's profile

Hawaiilad

2896 posts in 2485 days


#8 posted 03-08-2016 09:21 AM

You did a great job on the build. This will be in your family for years to come I would think.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

View Woodbridge's profile

Woodbridge

3460 posts in 1882 days


#9 posted 03-08-2016 06:56 PM

beautiful work!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View Gregg M.'s profile

Gregg M.

170 posts in 1146 days


#10 posted 05-11-2016 11:56 AM

Very nice. I have made several of these boxes for family and friends… minus the glass doors. I made the doors out of wood. Your glass doors came out great.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com

View Gregg M.'s profile

Gregg M.

170 posts in 1146 days


#11 posted 05-11-2016 11:56 AM

Very nice. I have made several of these boxes for family and friends… minus the glass doors. I made the doors out of wood. Your glass doors came out great.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com