Necklace Cabinet in Peruvian Walnut and Cherry

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Project by DLC posted 04-02-2016 01:55 PM 1025 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently completed this wall-mounted necklace cabinet as an anniversary gift for my wife. It was definitely the toughest project I’ve undertaken, but I took my time and was pleased with how it turned out. Many of you can appreciate the many decisions as I went through this process, from material selection, to design, to construction. I was aiming for a design that combined elements from both traditional (frame and panel, molding at top) and modern (flush set door and drawer, sleek straight lines on the lower portion) styles. I was pleased with the low luster finish given by the oil on the walnut and wax on the cherry panel. I really like the walnut/cherry combo, and I think I’ll have to use that again in the future.

-- Daniel, Durham, NC

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#1 posted 04-02-2016 04:16 PM

very nice clean design. the walnut will lighten and the cherry darken over time and the contrasts won’t be so extreme. super gift..she must be very pleased you made it.

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#2 posted 04-02-2016 04:44 PM

This is a beautiful cabinet, Daniel. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 04-03-2016 12:11 AM

Beautiful. I like those planks on the inside. It will be a shame to add the jewelry; then you can’t see the wood. lol

-- Ben in Va

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#4 posted 04-03-2016 05:19 AM

excellent build. Looking good.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#5 posted 04-03-2016 01:28 PM

Great work!

-- -Joe, If we weren't all crazy, we would go insane. -JB

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